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Apostille in South Africa

 

Apostille information in South Africa

 

South Africa joined the Hague Apostille Convention on March 31, 1979. (Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents).

The designated competent authorities to issue an apostille:

1. The Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs, or any person designated and officially authorized by him/her
2. The Attorney General, or any person designated and officially authorized by him/her
3. The Secretary to the Cabinet
4. The Registrar of the Supreme Court

Director-General Mr ME Simelane

ADDRESS:

Momentum Building
329 Pretorius Street
Pretoria
South Africa

TELEPHONE+27 (12) 315 8300

E-MAIL: MeSimelane@justice.gov.za 

GENERAL WEBSITEhttp://www.justice.gov.za 

Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)

ADDRESS:

Postal Address
Chief Directorate: Consular Services
(Legalisation Section)
Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag X152
Pretoria 0001

Physical Address:
Legalisation Section,
Room NE2A-Ground Floor,
OR Tambo Building,
460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa 0084

TELEPHONE:

+27 (12) 351-1726 (Enquiries)
+27 (12) 351-1232 (Supervisor)

FAX+27 (12) 329-1018 

E-MAIL:  legalisation@dirco.gov.za 

GENERAL WEBSITE:

http://www.dirco.gov.za

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