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Notary Public and Document Legalisation Services South Africa

Comprehensive Notary Public and Document Legalisation Services South Africa. Apostille, Authentications, Attestation, Embassy Legalisation, Drafting, Notarial Signature Service.
Our Services

Notary Public Services South Africa

Louwrens Koen is a Pretoria based Notary Public who offers a professional and friendly notarial service to private individuals and commercial firms. He also offers a mobile notarial service and can also visit you at your business premises.

Louwrens Koen has the knowledge, skills and resources to meet all of your notarial requirements abroad and in South Africa.
Louwrens Koen Notary Public Notarial Services
Notarising documents for all countries including:
Powers of Attorney to sell, purchase, mortgage, inherit property abroad
Company documents
Birth, marriage and death certificates
Education certificates, passports, translations
Witnessing the execution of documents, verifying authenticity of signatures
Preparing notarial certificates
Authenticating the contents of documents
Consent documentation for children to travel abroad
Divorce Documents
Statutory Declarations, Change of Name Declarations
Shipping Protests
Arranging "apostille" legalisation, embassy and consulate legalisation
Notarial Bonds
Sectional Titles
Antenuptial Contracts
Long Term Lease Agreements
For further information do not hesitate to contact with us.
Louwrens Koen Attorneys
311 Eastwood Sttreet, Arcadia, Pretoria
Gauteng Provoince, South Africa
Tel: 087 0010 733
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Apostille Certificate Service

Apostille is a French word (pronounced "ah-poh-steel"), meaning a certificate issued by a government of a country, authenticating the signature and or seal of a public official on a public document issued by that country, and intended for use in a foreign country.

South-African public, company, commercial or educational documents, including documents witnessed, certified and sealed by an South-African Notary Public, when affixed or attached with an Apostille Certificate issued by the South-African Government, will automatically be accepted for legal use in foreign countries signatories to the Hague Convention.

Authentication Certificate Service

In the event that your document to be legalised will be used in a country, which country is not a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention, the document needs to be legalised using the Authentication process. This is a more involved and complex process than the truncated Apostille Certificate legalisation process.Legalising documents for international use can be a painful and time consuming process and a costly waste of money and time if not done correctly. It is important to hand over your documents for Apostille, authentication, notarization, attestation and embassy legalisation/authentication to an experienced professional.

Embassy Legalisation Service

Embassy Legalisation service (Non-Hague Countries). Legalised documents presented or used in a country which is not party to the Hague Convention are legalised in terms of an authentication and Embassy Legalisation process. This is a more involved process than the truncated Apostille legalisation process. This usually involves further legalisation through the embassy of that country.

This can add considerable complexity to the process as all embassies have different procedures and costs. It is also advisable to ask the person or authority that you intend to present the document to what their exact requirements are.

 U.A.E. - Embassy Legalisation is required for documents being used in the UAE. Our UAE Embassy Attestation Service will ensure your documents are correctly attested. We offer a specialist UAE attestation and legalisation service which includes corporate documentation.
Qatar Embassy - Legalisation for anyone submitting documents to Qatar. As Qatar is not a member of The Hague Convention documents will need our Qatar Embassy Legalisation Service before they will be accepted.
Egypt Embassy Legalisation is provided for customers that need to present documents in Egypt.


Notary Signature Service

Signature of Affidavits, Contracts, Forms and Documents before Notary. In many instance a document, contract, affidavit, declaration, application, power of attorney or form needs to be signed in front of a Notary Public, who will attest to your identity and the fact that you have signed the document in front of him/her. In turn the notarised document can be legalised for use outside the borders of South-Africa by means of an Apostille certificate or in the case of a non-Hague member destination country an authentication and possibly embassy legalisation process.

We charge a fee of R950 per attestation which includes the consultation with the notary. Legalisation and the courier of the document can be done at an additional fee.

We deliver a comprehensive document attestation and legalisation service, which service inter alia includes:
Consultation and appearance before a Notary Public for signature;
Notarial Attestation Certificate;
Notarial Copy of Identity document/Passport;
Legalising the document for international use through an Apostille certificate or authentication process depending on the country of intended use;
Courier the completed legalised documents to your chosen destination country.

About Us

About Louwrens Koen Attorneys

Louwrens Koen Attorneys, Conveyancers and Notaries is a dynamic lawfirm, which believes that all clients must enjoy quality and cost effective service through the use of electronic media technology. We have a modern outlook on life and have modern solutions for today's problems and needs without compromising on traditional values.

Louwrens Koen was admitted as an Attorney in 1995 after completing his Blc LLb degrees from the University of Pretoria. He is also an admitted Conveyancer, Notary Public and University Guest Lecturer.

Also visit the following websites to find out more about our innovative approach and services:

 • www.antenuptial24.co.za - Antenuptial Contracts explained and registered.
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 • www.liquidation24.co.za - Liquidation of companies and Close Corporations comprehensively explained.
 • www.notary24.co.za - Document legalization services. Notary Public and document legalisation services South Africa.
 • www.trusts24.co.za -Trust Law explained and registration of Family, Property, Business and Special Needs Trusts as well as acting as Independent Trustees, and administration of Trusts.
 • www.wills24.co.za - Wills and Deceased estate administration explained.

Knowledgeable and experienced staff

We have literally assisted thousands of clients over the years with their document legalisation needs. We are one of the few attorney firms in South-Africa that specialises in apostille, notarisation, authentication and legalising of documentation for use outside the borders of South-Africa.

Document Security and Privacy

Our services are provided from our secure commercial office. As an Attorney and Notary lawfirm we understand the concept of utmost confidentiality. We process all facets of the legalisation process in-house and personally. We do not use any agents or third parties in the legalisation process. We have a very strict privacy policy.

Process friendly company

We understand the legalisation process can be confusing and stressful. We strive to be a process friendly company, clarifying and streamlining the process for you. This ensures that your document meets the requirements and is processed on time and within budget. If unsure ask and ask. We will take time to take you through the process.

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Apostille Services

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  • Apostille Degree

  • Apostille Birth Certificate

  • Apostille Police Clearance

  • Apostille Marriage Certificate

  • Apostille Divorce Certificate

  • Apostille Incorporation Documents

  • Apostille Document List

  • Apostille Last Will and Testament

  • China Attestation

  • Egypt Attestation

  • Kuwait Attestation

  • Mozambique Attestation

  • Quatar Attestation

  • Saudi Attestation

  • Thailand Attestation

  • UAE Attestation

  • Vietnam Attestation

  • List of Embassy Services

  • Notary Copy Service

  • Witnessing Signature Service

  • Travelling Notary Service

  • For Individuals

  • For Corporate Entities

  • Statutory Declarations Affidavits

  • Request Apointment

  • Translation Services

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  • Trusts24

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