Our Comprehensive South-African Legalisation and Apostille Service
Louwrens Koen Attorneys provides an apostille service to assist you in acquiring official South-African Apostille Certificates for South-African public documents. The Apostille Certificate is normally requested by foreign authorities and organisations so that the document can be used for official purposes outside of the South-Africa It is also referred to as document legalisation, attestation or authentication.
It may be the first time you have heard of document legalisation, authentication or an Apostille Certificate. An Apostille Certificate is only ever required if you have affairs outside of South-Africa which involve some form of official paperwork. Apostilles are required for work, business, legal issues and personal matters. The most common requirements for an Apostille Certificate are overseas marriage, registering births, working or teaching abroad, foreign property purchases and business transactions or contracts.
This website has been produced to help you legalise your documents in an efficient, cost effective and professional manner and to provide you with more information. Please use this site as a resource but should you need to speak to an advisor do not hesitate to call us on our South-African phone number (+27) 087 0010 733 or see our full contact details on our contact page.
It typically only takes 24 hours to arrange for a typical South-African Apostille Certificate to be attached to your document. We pride ourselves on offering an expert service ensuring your document is legalised in the appropriate way. There are often several ways to legalise a document but typically only one way will be accepted by the country the document is intended for. This is where our service really comes into its own, our vast experience ensures your document is accepted by the authority you intend to present it to.
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