Notarial Practice

Our comprehensive and highly acclaimed notarial drafting and authentication service can assist you with the following:

  • Signing or certifying documents that are to be used outside the Republic of South Africa and by law or legal requirement must be certified by or signed in the presence of a Notary Public,
  • Obtaining an apostille certificate and/or obtaining the requisite authentication certificate from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and/or the necessary certificate or endorsement from the Embassy or Consulate involved (where required). Whether DIRCO and Embassy or Consular authentication is necessary will depend on the country involved and nature of the document. Documents typically requiring this degree of authentication include: certain consents for minor children to travel abroad, the authentication of certain academic qualifications, selected visa and job applications, powers of attorney, affidavits, certain contracts, copies of passports, birth-, death- and marriage certificates, to name a few.
  • Drafting and / or execution of certain documents or Agreements (which will be used locally) such as the registration of property rights, mineral and mining rights, Cohabitation Agreements and Antenuptial contracts.
Notarial Authentication Rates

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Notarial Authentication – What you need to know

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Married and no Antenuptial contract, what now?

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Notarial Authentications

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Notarial Authentications – General Guidelines

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Notarial Services – your checklist before travelling abroad

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