Situated near most relevant Government Departments, Institutions, Embassy's and the Criminal Record Centre of the South African Police Service
Tel: 0027 126709010 or 012 670 9010
Head Office and Courier address.
57 Swarthout Street
Welcome to our website on South African Birth-
Regards Gawie Maritz
Owner and Managing Director
If you want to use South African Documents outside of South Africa -
In South Africa the Department of International Relations and Co-
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 attestation by the relevant Embassy.
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.
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.