Notarial Authentication of DocumentsChris2023-08-15T04:14:17+00:00
Notarial Authentication of Documents
Apostille. Authentication of Documents. Never heard of it – it can be a mouthful. Luckily, we’ve heard of it and can sort you out.
So, what is
Well, sometimes I struggle to explain it properly. I asked ChatGPT to help me explain it to a 10-year old.
Here you go
So, have you ever heard of a passport? It’s a special booklet that you use when you go to different countries, so they know who you are. Well, sometimes when you need to do things in another country, like get a job or buy a house. For that you need a special stamp on your documents so that the people in that country know that your papers are real. This stamp is called an apostille.
The people at Francois Vorster Attorneys can help you get this special stamp on your papers so you can do the things you need to do in other countries. They’re like experts in getting this stamp and they can do it really fast for you. All you have to do is send them your papers and they’ll do all the work for you. [paraphrased a little bit for context]
Offer & Cost
I compare the copy to the original with my magnifying glass.
I hit the copy with 2 stamps.
I grace the copy with my signature.
We send the documents to my good friend Nicolene in Mafikeng.
She visits the High Court for the registrar to put his signature and fancy stamp on the documents
Contact me as a qualified notary or apostille service provider.
Submit your original and supporting documents.
Pay any applicable fees (thank you) and provide necessary information.
We will authenticate and legalise your documents by adding a few signature and fancy stamps, sending it to the Registrar of the High Court in Mafikeng. The Registrar will attach the apostille certificate.
How long does it take to get an apostille?Chris2023-06-12T12:44:29+00:00
Notarisation is a process where a notary public (me) verifies the authenticity of a document and the identity of the person signing it.
The notary public (me) adds their official seal or stamp to the document, indicating its notarised status.
Notarisation is typically required for various legal documents, such as affidavits, contracts, and powers of attorney.
An apostille as a specialised form of authentication used for documents intended for use in foreign countries that are part of the Hague Apostille Convention.
An apostille is issued by a designated authority in the country where the document was issued.
It certifies the authenticity of the document and the signature of the issuing authority, allowing it to be recognised and accepted in other member countries without the need for further legalisation.
Basically the two countries agree that they trust each other due to the apostille.
Notarisation primarily serves as a means of verifying signatures and ensuring the authenticity of documents within a specific jurisdiction.
On the other hand, apostille is specifically designed for international recognition and is used to simplify the process of accepting foreign documents in countries that are part of the Hague Apostille Convention.
Notarised documents may not automatically be recognized and accepted in foreign countries without additional steps, such as legalisation or obtaining an apostille.
Apostilled documents, however, are generally recognised and accepted in member countries of the Hague Apostille Convention without the need for further legalization.
The need for notarisation or apostille depends on the requirements of the receiving country.
Some countries may require notarisation, while others may only recognise apostilled documents or have different authentication procedures altogether.
What is an apostille?Chris2023-06-12T12:42:38+00:00