List of Countries not Subscribing to the Hague Convention (Authentication and sometimes Embassy Attestation)

The following Countries have not subscribed to the Hague Apostille Convention: 

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burma, Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar Burma, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 

Documents being presented for use in a country not party to the Hague Convention (relating to apostilles) will often request further legalisation and possibly embassy attestation. This usually involves having an apostille attached to the document and then carrying out further legalisation through that country's embassy. This can add considerable complexity to the process as all embassies have different procedures and costs. It is also advisable to ask the person or authority to that you intend to present the document what their exact requirements are. We have many years of experience in dealing with embassies of various countries, so you can rely on us to provide the service of legalising documents for your particular destination country. 

As the procedure and cost vary from one embassy to another and even from one document type to another, it is impossible to list all the prices for our embassy legalisation services on this website. We offer a complete embassy attestation service with many of the world’s South African-based embassies. We can arrange for your documents to be attested in just a few days. Legalising documents with most embassies is a time-consuming and confusing process. Researching the subject and acquiring the correct information can take hours. The procedures and requirements of the various embassies constantly change. Incorrectly attesting and legalising your documents can be very time-consuming and costly.

We can assist. With over ten years of experience attesting documents with most of the embassies, consulates and High Commissions in Pretoria, South Africa, we know the best and correct methods to complete orders promptly. Knowledge of each embassy's document rules, submission procedures and payment requirements ensures we avoid delays and rejected documents—a  Comprehensive Embassy Attestation Process. We take care of the entire process, including the necessary attendances at the Court, Governmental Department, DIRCO and the appropriate Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in Pretoria. Our offices are centrally located in Arcadia within a few kilometres of more than 100 Embassies. 

Use Us to Apostille, Attest or Legalise your documents and save yourself a lot of trouble and time. We understand that legalising documents for use abroad can be complicated. We are here to make your life easier. Do not hesitate to contact us for help or advice.


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