Apostilles from South Africa are issued by the Department of Home Affairs or Registrar of the High Court and take the form of a certificate with the official seal of the South African government or the High Court. The Apostille page has a unique reference number signed by an official from the Department of Home Affairs or the Registrar of the High Court.  An official stamp from the Department of Home Affairs or High Court accompanies it. This Apostille page is then attached to the original document with a green or pink ribbon to ensure it is securely in place.

The Apostille attached to the document is proof that the document is genuine and issued by a legitimate entity. It is an essential part of the process for obtaining visas, passports and other official documents and is recognised across the world.

Article credit of Hanelie de Beer