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
3. The Secretary to the Cabinet
4. The Registrar of the Supreme Court
Director-General Mr ME Simelane
Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
Chief Directorate: Consular Services
Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag X152
Room NE2A-Ground Floor,
OR Tambo Building,
460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa 0084
+27 (12) 351-1726 (Enquiries)
+27 (12) 351-1232 (Supervisor)
FAX: +27 (12) 329-1018
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