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Affordable & Comprehensive Notary, Apostille, and Document Authentication Services

Notaries in South Africa are qualified attorneys who also serve as Notary Publics, registered at a specific High Court. They play a crucial role in the certification process, ensuring documents are accurately replicated without any alterations from the original. 

What is a Notary Copy?

 A notary copy does not legalise or confirm the authenticity of a specific document. Instead, it certifies that the document is a true copy of the original, made without any changes. These notarised copies can then be used for apostilles or authenticated at the High Court, depending on the requirements of the destination country.

Leoni Naudé: Registered Notary Public

Leoni Naudé Inc offers comprehensive notarial drafting and authentication services, backed by a robust understanding of both local and international legal frameworks. Her expertise ensures your documents are prepared and certified according to the highest standards.

Documents Suitable for Notarisation

Leoni Naudé can assist with notarising a wide variety of documents, crucial for personal, educational, and professional needs.


These documents include, but are not limited to:

  • Affidavits

  • Birth Certificates

  • Death Certificates

  • Diplomas and University Degrees*

  • Divorce Papers

  • Health Certificates or Applications

  • Letters of No Impediment

  • Copies of Passports, Driver's Licenses, or other Identification Documents

  • Marriage Certificates

  • Police Clearance Certificates

  • Powers of Attorney

  • School/Matric Certificates*

Understanding Document Authentication

Document authentication is essential for using South African documents abroad. The process varies depending on whether the destination country is a signatory to the Hague Convention.

The Apostille Process

For countries part of the Hague Convention, the Apostille process simplifies document certification. It involves a notary public certifying the document, followed by an Apostille Certificate from the High Court, making the document valid in all Hague Convention countries.

Authentication for Non-Hague Countries

If the document is intended for a country not part of the Hague Convention, a more detailed authentication process is required. This process includes notarisation, certification by the High Court, DIRCO, and finally, the embassy or consulate of the destination country.

Comprehensive Notarial Services

In addition to document authentication, Leoni Naudé Inc Attorneys offers a wide range of notarial services to meet your legal needs:

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

  • Certification for overseas document use, such as powers of attorney

  • Drafting and registering Notarial Deeds of Servitude

  • Contracts for spousal visas and residency in South Africa

  • Notarial leases and bonds

  • Cessions of exclusive use areas in sectional title schemes


With a focus on precision and legal compliance, Leoni Naudé Inc Attorneys ensures your documents are correctly prepared, notarised, apostilled, or authenticated for use both in South Africa and abroad.

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

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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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