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 Degrees and Diplomas and Certificates

 • Government Institutions

 • Private Institutions

 School Qualifications

• Department Education

 • Umalusi

School Transfer Documents

• Government Schools

• Private Schools


 Home Affairs Documents

• Birth Certificates

• Marriage Certificates

• Death certificates

• Letter of No Impediment


Notary Copies

• Apostille

• Authentication certificates





Signatories to La Hague Convention

Fee Schedule

Apostille for countries whom are signaturies to La Hague Convention

Law Firms, Visa Agencies and Expat Assist Orginisations


 Attestation at Embassys  of  Countries whom are not signaturies to the La Hague Convention for Example

• Angola

• Kuwait

• Libya

• Oman

• Philippines

• Qatar

• Saudi Arabia

• UAE

Authentication for countries whom are not  signaturies to La Hague Convention

Apostille and Authentication of:

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Official Translations

Medical Certificates

Police Clearance Certificates

Divorce Decree / Papers

Business Ducuments

Notary Copies

• Passports

• SACE certificates





If you want to use any of the under mentioned  South African Home affairs documents outside of South Africa - in another country it is usually a requirement that those documents are legalised to prove authenticity of the documents.


Home Affiars Documents that can be Apostilled or Authenticated :

  • Birth Certificate ( Abridge and Unabridged).

    •• Computer Printed with a signature registered at DIRCO.

    •• Hand written full certificate with a signature registered at DIRCO

    •• To assure that the signatures is registered on the central data base it is preferable that the certificate is not older        than 24 months.

  • Marriage Certificate (Abridge and Unabridged)

     •• Computer Printed with a signature registered at DIRCO.

     •• Hand written full certificate with a signature registered at DIRCO.

  • Death Certificate (Abridge and Unabridged)

     •• Computer Printed with a signature registered at DIRCO.

     •• Hand written full certificate with a signature registered at DIRCO.

  • Letter of No Impediment.

     •• Original typed certificate with signature registered at DIRCO.

     •• Certificate not older than 6 months.


Apostille or Authentication of Notary Copies.

   It is important to note that a notary copy only states that the document is a true copy of the document that was    presented to the notary and in no way authenticates the original document.



Which Home Affairs Documents cannot be Legalised by Authentication or Apostille.

  • Birth Certificates that cannot be legalised.

      •• Abridged certificates can usually not be legalised as they are usually not signed by a authorised person.

      •• Handwritten certificates can usually not be legalised as they are usually not signed by a authorised person.

      •• Vault copies of certificates as they are not original documents but certified copies from the original registers.

     •• To ensure that certificates has a registered signature it is advisable that certificates are not older then 2 years.

      •• Only Original documents or Notary copies can be legalised - NOT certified or normal copies.

 • Marriage Certificates that cannot be legalised.

      •• Abridged certificates can usually not be legalised as they are usually not signed by a authorised person.

      •• Handwritten certificates can usually not be legalised as they are usually not signed by a authorised person.

      •• Handwritten Marriage certificates issued by the marriage officer - A5 size

      •• Vault copies of certificates as they are not original documents but certified copies from the original registers.

     •• To ensure that certificates has a registered signature it is advisable that certificates are not older then 2 years.

      •• Only Original documents or Notary copies can be legalised - NOT certified or normal copies.

 • Death Certificates that cannot be legalised.

      •• Abridged certificates can usually not be legalised as they are usually not signed by a authorised person.

      •• Handwritten certificates can usually not be legalised as they are usually not signed by a authorised person.

      •• Vault copies of certificates as they are not original documents but certified copies from the original registers.

     •• To ensure that certificates has a registered signature it is advisable that certificates are not older then 2 years.

      •• Only Original documents or Notary copies can be legalised - NOT certified or normal copies.

 •Letter of No Impediment older than six months  cannot be legalised.

      •• Only Original documents or Notary copies can be legalised - NOT certified or normal copies.


Requirements for Home Affairs Documents to be Apostilled or Authenticated:

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates.

      •• Must be a Original or Notary copy.

      •• Preferably computer printed certificate.

      •• Preferably not older than 2 years.

      •• Must have a registered signature.

  •Letter of No Impediment older than six months  cannot be legalised.

      •• Only Original documents or Notary copies.

      •• Not older than six months.

      •• Must have registered signature.















 



















Process to be followed Apostille or Authenticate Certificates:

 • Email us a list of the documents to be attested as well as the target country (To assist you can also scan the documents to us) to       info@gmtm.co.za

 • If you accept the Quotation Courier the following to us:

   •• Client Sheet

   ••Original documents

   •• Write lightly in pencil at the back of each document your Initials, Surname and the the target country.

 • On Receipt of the documents we will;

   •• We will confirm receipt.

   •• We will email you a invoice with banking details.

   •• Process the Legalisation

   •• On receipt of payment we will courier the certificates to u.

 • Lead Time (Lead Times are indications and will be confirmed with each order)

   •• Apostille /Authentication at DIRCO: 3 to 4 working days.

   •• Certification at Department Education etc. 3 to 5 working days.

   •• Authentication School Qualifications at Umalisi : 3 to 10 working days:

   •• Certification at embassy: 5  to 10 working days

 • Lead Time (Lead Times are indications and will be confirmed with each order)

   •• Apostille /Authentication at DIRCO: 3 to 4 working days.

   •• Certification at Department Education etc. 5 to 10 working days.

   •• Authentication School Qualifications at Umalisi : 3 to 10 working days:

   •• Certification at embassy: 5  to 10 working days


  Fee is calculated per Department at:

    • R 495 for the first document

    • R 95 per document thereafter.   

    • Additional Fees not included.

       •• Forex fees of R 285 per payment from outside South Africa including Pay Pal.

       •• Cash payment bank charges of R 100 per cash payment  into our bank account.

       •• Courier fees of R 150 in South Africa and R 625 International.

       •• Departmental or Embassy Fees


Apostille and Authentication of Birth,-Marriage,-Death Certificates