We specialise in obtaining Apostille Certificates for all original South-African public, company, commercial and educational documents. Apostille is a French word (pronounced “ah-poh-steel”), meaning a certificate issued by a government of a country, authenticating the signature and or seal of a public official on a public document issued by that country, and intended for use in a foreign country.
South-African public, company, commercial or educational documents, including documents witnessed, certified and sealed by an South-African Notary Public, when affixed or attached with an Apostille Certificate issued by either the High Court or DIRCO,
will be accepted for legal use in foreign countries that are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention.
Apostille Certificates are restricted in their use to those countries which are signatories to The Hague Convention; otherwise a full authentication plus sometimes an embassy or consulate legalisation procedure is necessary. South-Africa is a member of The Hague Convention.