Certain legal documents must be drafted and signed by a Notary. Not all Lawyers are Notaries. A Notary has the additional authority issued by the High Court to draft and sign these legal documents. We are Notaries also.
It may happen that in addition to the Attestation and Authentication Certificate by the Notary, another document is required to confirm that the Notary is a duly admitted authorised Notary. This additional document is called an Apostille and is used by the High Court who admitted and authorised the Notary. We will apply and provide you with an Apostille, if needed.
Certain documents issued in South Africa (to be used abroad) may only be authenticated by the DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION (DIRCO) and not by a Notary.
We attend to the Authentication and Apostille by the relevant DEPARTMENT IN SA and DIRCO of the following: