Document Authentication Services

Are you in Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban or outside of South Africa? : Authentication for Birth/Death/Marriage/Educational Certificates/Police-Clearance/Medical Reports/Power Of Attorneys/Contracts/Trade-Documents and More..

Document Authentication

South African documents being legalised for use in countries which aren’t signatories to the Apostille Convention (such as China, Taiwan and Vietnam) have to follow a slightly longer process, involving having them authenticated and then submitting them to the relevant Embassy for legalisation.

The processing time for authentication of documents is approximately 4 – 7 working days (country dependent).

Documents we  Authenticate

  • Home Affairs Documents (Birth and Marriage Certificates, Letters of Non-Impediment, etc)
  • Academic documents (Degrees, Diplomas, Matric certificates, etc)
  • Police Clearance Certificates
  • Medical Reports
  • Passport Copies, Letters, Notarised Powers of Attorney, Divorce Orders, etc.
  • Contracts and Trade / Shipping Documents

Documents Authenticated @

The majority of documents that are required to be authenticated can only be authenticated in Pretoria as this is where DIRCO (The Department of International Relations and Cooperation; Foreign Affairs) is located.

In order for documents to be authenticated they have to go to one or more of the following places:

  • Notary Public and the High Court
  • Departments of Basic and Higher Education as well as Umalusi
  • HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa)

Authentication |  Attestation | Notarisations | Police Clearances

Documents Couriered to
anywhere in the world:

Courier Services:
Normal Courier Services
Express courier services

Places we Courier to:
African Countries
Middle Eastern Countries
Western Countries

Notary Public and Document
Legalisation Services South Africa

Apostille Certificate Service
Authentication Certificate Service
Embassy Legalisation Service
Notary Signature Service


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+27 (65) 871-6764

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