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Frequently asked Questions


Fees and Cost

Apostille and Authentication

Legalisation at Embassys


Official Translations

Applications already lodged

If you want to use South African Documents outside of South Africa - in another country it is usually a requirement that those documents are attested to prove authenticity of the documents.

In South Africa the Department of International Relations and Co-Operations are the administrators of this process. DIRCO has a Data base of all the authorised signatories of official documents in South Africa. When a document is presented the signature is compared with the authorised signature.

Depending if the target country is a signatory to the La Hague convention or not documents are legalised by either Apostille which requires no further steps or Authentication which requires a further step at that specific Governments Embassy.

Depending of the type of document this authentication must be done either by DIRCO or the High Court.

 1. Documents that must be presented to DIRCO for Attestation by Apostille and/or Authentication.

 1.1. Original Documents:

       • Unabridged certificates from Department of home Affairs.

       • Police Clearance certificates.

       • Medical Reports authenticated by HPCSA.

 1.2. Copies authenticated by the relevant Government Departments

       • Educational certificates authenticated by the Department of Education.

       • Medical certificates and reports authenticated by the Health Professionals Counsel.

2. Documents that must be presented to the High Court for Attestation Apostille and /or Authentication.

      • Notarised Copies of documents.

      • If a Apostille is needed it will be done at the High Court.

      • If the document has to legalised by a embassy the document  has also have to be presented to DIRCO.

      • Translations

3. Fees for Apostille are:

      • R 495 for the first document and R 95 for each document thereafter.

4. Certification by Embassy's:

 When a country is not a member of the La Hague convention documents must be Attested by the Embassy. This entails that the document must be presented to DIRCO for authentication and then to the Embassy for Attestation

 • Fees and cost for Embassy Attestation will be quoted.