Frequently Asked Questions about our South-African Power of Attorney notary signature & legalisation service.  

That will depend on the recipient abroad. However, in most cases, yes you need to authenticate and legalize your Power of Attorney. To find out if this is necessary for your Power of Attorney, contact the party to whom you will be submitting the document. They will be able to tell you whether you need to have your document authenticated and legalized before they can accept it.

The authentication and legalistion process is used when you need to have a South-African document officially recognised in a foreign country.

First, the Notary Public verifies your signature, then the HIGH Court will authenticate the notary’s signature where the power of attorney is destined for an apostille country. If the destination country is a non subscribing member to the Hague Apostille convention the High Court signature will be verified by DIRCO and finally the embassy or consulate of the destination country in Pretoria will attest the DIRCO signature.

Contact our friendly specialists for more information on the authentication and legalization of South-African Power of Attorney documents. Online Quotation Form.  

Yes! We can certainly authenticate and legalise your Power of Attorney on your behalf.

We have a notary public in attendance most weekdays during business hours to witness and attest to your identity and signature. We will have your Power of Attorney authenticated using the appropriate document legalisation process. 
We specialise in navigating the South-African apostille, authentication and legalisation process, with speed and accuracy on behalf of our clients. Contact our friendly specialists for more information on how we can help you. Online Quotation Form.  

The time frames differ vastly. If the destination country is aa Hague Apostille Convention member we can have your document notarised and apostilled in 1 day. If the destination country is not an member of the Hague Apostille Convention the process may take up to 4 -6 weeks depending on DIRCO and the local embassy of the destination country in Pretoria.

If you use Louwrens Koen Attorneys to notarise or authenticate your Power of Attorney, we will work with you to ensure your Power of Attorney is prepared correctly for processing, ensuring that your document is processed successfully the first time.

Contact our friendly specialists for a more specific estimate on how long it will take us to notarise, apostille or authenticate your Power of Attorney. Online Quotation Form.  

The pricing for authenticating and legalizing a Power of Attorney depends on a few variables. The total cost will depend of the services you require, the destination country, the number of documents you have, and the consular fees at the embassy or consulate in question.

When you contact us we’ll review the specifics of your situation, discuss your options with you, and give you a detailed quote so you know exactly what is involved.

Contact our friendly specialists to get a quote, or review our website for more general information on our pricing. Tel 0870010733 Online Quotation Form.