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Notary Public Services South-Africa


About Louwrens Koen Attorneys and Notaries - Notary and Legalisation Services

Specialised document legalisation services South-Africa

Louwrens Koen Attorneys and Notaries is an Attoney and Notary firm  specialising in nation-wide expedited legalisation of South-African public documents intended for international use. Click here for a list of Notarial and legalization service provided by us.

For over 3 years, we have been South-African leaders in Apostille and Embassy Legalisation services.

Legalising documents for international use can be a painful and time consuming process and a waste of money if not done correctly. It is important to hand over your documents for Apostille and Embassy Legalisation to experienced professionals such as us.

Serving clients throughout South-Africa and around the world, we provide notary and document legalization services.

Our services are fast, fairly priced and confidential. We pride ourselves in walkin the extra mile and being accessible.

Contact us for a detailed explanation of the process, time frames and costs. If your requirements are complicated or you are experiencing difficulty in following the procedures outlined on this web page, request assistance by contacting us.

Contact Details
Telephone:    +27 (0) 87 0010 733
Fax:               +27 86 276 4377
Cell:               +27(0) 84 316 3765
E-mail:            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tips on seeing a Notary Public for Signature of documents to be used outside the borders of South-Africa

Take note of the following before making an apointment with a Notary Public

  • Do not arrive at the Notary’s office without an appointment. The Notary may not be there or may not be able to attend to your business immediately.
    Telephone the Notary’s in advance to check the Notary’s availability and ask for an appointment. By making an appointment, you will avoid being
    disappointed.
  • Leave your telephone number with the Notary’s Secretary if the Notary becomes available at an earlier time or if a difficulty should arise.
  • Turn up for your appointment on time and bring all necessary papers with you.
You must be able to prove your identity
  • You will need to prove your identity to the notary by producing an Identity Document, Passport or Drivers License.
Complete the documents as far as possible beforehand
Fill in all the gaps in the documentation to the best of your ability. If you are unsure and need guidance, the Notary will help you if he/she can. Please do not present yourself to the Notary and then commence filling in a long form. It is a waste of the Notary’s time; it may be stressful for you, and you may make a mistake under pressure.
 
Understanding the documents
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand the consequences of signing the document.  
  • The Notary may question your understanding of the nature and purpose of the document and will not notarise it if you cannot give the notary that assurance.
  • Take whatever legal or other advice you need before going to the Notary. The Notary is normally only concerned with the verification of your identity, your name, your address, your signature, and your ability in a general way to understand the document. The contents of the documents, their
    meaning and effect, and whether you are wise to sign them, are all your responsibility.
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Foreign Language Documents

  • The Notary does not need to understand the foreign language in which the document is written. The Notary, however, will want to be satisfied that you understand the contents. If the Notary is so satisfied he/she will stamp the foreign language document with a statement to the following effect: ‘The attestation is limited to the verification of the identity, legal capacity, name and signature of the Appearer, unless otherwise expressly stated in the English
    Language.
  • The Notary may require you to acknowledge formally in writing in a standard form that you understand the document in (or partly in) a foreign language.
  • Avail yourself of our translation service.
Travelling.
We are willing to travel with prior arrangement at an additional fee. If you are travelling a distance to the Notary, or the Notary is travelling a distance to you,
be sure that you keep to the appointed time and that you have all the necessary documents and your Passport and utility bill at hand. If there is a time limit for the
despatch of the notarised documents abroad, it is most important for all concerned to get things right first time. Delays cost money.
Fee

There is no set fee for Notarial services. The Notary will charge a proper professional fee that reflects the cost of the Notary’s services in terms of time, skill and responsibility, similar to other professional service providers.

Our contact details are as follows:

311 Eastwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Tel: 087 0010 733
Cell: 084 316 3765
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
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