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Notary Public and Document Legalisation Services 

Notaries in South Africa are Qualified attorneys whom also qualify as Notary Publics and is registered as such at a Specific High Court.

 

A notary copy does in no way legalises or confirms the authenticity of a specific document but only confirms that the document is a true copy, without any alterations , of the original document.

This notarised Copy can be Apostle or Authenticated at the High Court.

 

Leoni Naudé is a registered Notary Public, she can provide you with the comprehensive and highly acclaimed notarial drafting and authentication services and can assist you with the following:

Examples of Documents what a Notary Copy is usually made of.

  • Unabridged Birth, Marriage or Death certificates.

  • Passport or ID

  • Free sale certificates

  • Sales agreements

  • Last will and testament.

  • Qualifications from institutions whom are not registered at the Department of Education.

Notarial authentication of documents, with / without an Apostille Explained

When you need to have documents signed or copied in South Africa for use outside South Africa, you will need to go through a process of having the documents authenticated. The nature of the authentication process will depend on the country in which the documents will be used.

 

APOSTILLE

A relatively simple process (“the Apostille Process”) can be followed when the documents are intended to be used in a country that is a party to the Hague Convention dated 5th October 1961. A list of participant countries is available at

 

http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=states.listing   

 

The Apostille Process is as follows:

 

1. The original documents must be taken to a South African Notary Public and must be signed or copied in his/her presence. The Notary will then attach an authentication certificate to the signed document or copy which will include the Notary’s signature, stamp and seal.

 

2. The Notary will then send the authenticated documents to the High Court in the area in which he/she practices and the Registrar of the High Court will sign an Apostille Certificate authenticating the Notary’s signature.

 

Once the Notary’s certificate and the Apostille Certificate are attached to the signed or copied document, the document is ready to be used abroad.

 

AUTHENTICATION

The Apostille Process cannot be used where the country in which the documents will be used is not party to the Hague Convention. In this instance the process is more complicated:

 

1. The original documents must be taken to a South African Notary Public and must be signed or copied in his/her presence. The Notary will then attach an authentication certificate to the signed document or copy which will include the Notary’s signature, stamp and seal.

 

2. The Notary will then send the authenticated documents to the High Court in the area in which he/she practices and the Registrar of the High Court will sign an authentication certificate authenticating the Notary’s signature, instead of an apostille.

 

3. The documents must then be sent to the legalisation section at The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) in Pretoria, where they will authenticate the signature of the Registrar.

 

4. Finally, the documents must be sent to the embassy or consulate of the country in which they are intended to be used for their final authentication.

 

Once all four steps have been completed the documents are ready to be used abroad. 

 

 

Where documents are signed or copied outside South Africa and are to be used inside South Africa, the Apostille Process is acceptable, alternatively any authentication which complies with our High Court Rule 63 should suffice.

We also do:

  • Drafting and registration of Antenuptial / Postnuptial Contracts and Life Partnership Agreements

  • Attestation certification for signing of documents to be used overseas such as power of attorneys.

  • Drafting and registering of Notarial Deeds of Servitude's,

  • Notarial contracts for spousal visas and residency in South Africa

  • Notarial Leases

  • Notarial Bonds.

  • Cessions of exclusive use areas in sectional title transfers such as parking bays or gardens of units being transferred.

Please feel free to get in touch with us for a quote or for more information on our Notary Services.

Need a Quotation? Send us a Message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Or if you’d prefer to have a quick, obligation free chat, simply call or WhatsApp us on 071 863 8216.

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