SAQA Academic Qualification & Document Legalisation Service.

South African degrees first require verification from SAQA, before they can be apostilled at DIRCO.
The role of SAQA, as stipulated in the NQF Act, is to advance the objectives of the NQF, oversee the further development and implementation of the NQF, and co-ordinate the Sub-Frameworks. SAQA’s functions are set out in section 13 of the NQF Act, which, in summary, mandates SAQA to:
  • Oversee NQF implementation and collaborate with the Quality Councils
  • Develop and implement NQF policies and criteria
  • Register qualifications and part-qualifications on the NQF
  • Recognise professional bodies and register professional designations
  • Undertake research and collaborate with international counterparts
  • Maintain the National Learners’ Records Database
  • Provide an evaluation and advisory service with respect to foreign qualifications
  • Inform the public about the NQF
  • Provide advice to the Minister of Higher Education and Training
Members of the public cannot easily apply for the verifications of their academic certificates directly with SAQA. Rather consider using a professional document legalisation company to verify your South-African academic credentials. We can assist you with this. 
The standard for SAQA verification is 4 - 20 working days. When your qualification is not readily available on the system, it may take up to 25 working days to verify. 
We charge a all inclusive fee of R1500 to obtain a SAQA verification, which fee includes the SAQA fee. 
You will need a SAQA certificate if you want to apply for the Critical Skills Work Visa, or for the General Work Visa. The good news is the SAQA certificate does not lose validity, so once you have it, it's valid forever.
Yes, depending on the destination country, your degree and supporting SAQA verification letter can be legalised by Apostille or Authentication. Sometimes it is also necessary to further legalise your degree and SAQA verification letter at the embassy of the country you intend to use the document. 
Verifying your academic qualifications is essential for several reasons. Firstly, it ensures that your qualifications are legitimate and recognised by the relevant authorities. This can be important when applying for jobs, further education, or immigration. Employers, universities, and immigration officials may ask for verification of your qualifications to confirm that you have the necessary skills and knowledge required for a particular role or program.

Secondly, verifying your academic qualifications can help protect you against fraud. Unfortunately, there are cases where individuals may falsify their qualifications or certificates to gain an advantage in the job market or other areas. By verifying your qualifications, you can be confident that your credentials are genuine and that you have earned your qualifications through legitimate means.

Overall, verifying your academic qualifications is essential in ensuring that your credentials are recognised and valued by others and can help you advance your career or educational goals.

While it is possible to verify your academic qualifications directly through the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), it is often a complex and time-consuming process that can be difficult to navigate. This is where our agency can assist you.

Our agency has extensive experience in verifying and legalising academic qualifications. We have established processes and relationships with relevant authorities to ensure the verification process is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. By working with us, you can benefit from our expertise and avoid the hassle of navigating the verification process on your own.

Additionally, our agency provides various services beyond verification, including translation and legalising documents for use in other countries. We can also assist with obtaining replacement copies of lost or damaged qualifications, and provide advice and guidance on how best to present your qualifications to potential employers or educational institutions.

Overall, while it is possible to verify your academic qualifications directly through SAQA, working with our agency can provide a more streamlined and efficient process and access to additional services to help you navigate the complex landscape of verifying and legalisation of academic qualifications.

Yes, our agency can still assist you with verifying and legalising your qualifications even if you don't have the original documents. We understand that it can be challenging to locate original documents, especially if you studied many years ago or in another country.

In such cases, our agency can work with you to get the necessary documentation and information to verify your qualifications. This may involve contacting the educational institution where you studied or working with relevant authorities to get copies of your qualifications. Our team has extensive experience navigating these processes and can work with you to ensure that the verification and legalisation process is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

It's worth noting that verifying and legalising qualifications without the original documents may take longer and require additional documentation. Hence, contacting our agency as soon as possible is essential to discuss your situation and the best way forward.

Overall, while having the original documents can make the verification and legalisation process simpler and faster, our agency can still assist you with verifying and legalising your qualifications even if you don't have the original documents.

SAQA stands for the South African Qualifications Authority, which is responsible for overseeing and managing the country's education and training system. SAQA verification is a process of validating an individual's qualifications against the SAQA database to ensure they are legitimate and accredited. This verification is essential when applying for a job, seeking further education, or emigrating to another country.

SAQA verification is crucial because it provides credibility and legitimacy to the qualifications obtained by individuals. Many institutions and employers require SAQA verification to ensure the individual has the qualifications to perform a specific job or role. Without SAQA verification, individuals risk being disqualified from job opportunities or unable to further their studies.

The SAQA verification process involves several steps that individuals need to follow to have their qualifications verified. The process begins with submitting the necessary documents, including certified copies of academic records and identity documents, to the SAQA database. Once the documents have been received, the SAQA team will review them to confirm their validity.

If the qualifications are legitimate, SAQA will issue a verification letter to prove the individual's qualifications. This letter can be used to apply for job opportunities, further education, or emigration. The entire process can take up to six weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of the qualifications.

To apply for SAQA verification, individuals need to follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Gather all the necessary documents, including certified copies of academic records and identity documents.
Step 2: Complete the online application form available on the SAQA website.
Step 3: Pay the required fee for the verification process. The fee varies depending on the number of qualifications being verified.
Step 4: Submit the application form and supporting documents to SAQA for processing.
Step 5: Wait for the verification letter to be issued.