Attestation Of Documents

“Legalisation (or ATTESTATION/APOSTILLE as it is commonly known) is the process of authenticating and stamping South African and foreign documents to the required level so that countries all over the world will accept it as authentic.

Attestation is most commonly used to authenticate academic, marriage or legal documents for employment or higher education purposes abroad.

Our processing time for attestation is largely dependent on which embassy you require stamping from and your documentation.”

We specialise in the authentication of required documents for use in other countries, such as:
  • Degree certificates, diplomas, matric certificates, and academic transcripts
  • Medical reports and certificates
  • Powers of attorney
  • Unabridged birth and marriage certificates
  • Passport copies and Letters of no impediment
  • Contracts and trade documents
  • Police clearance certificates
We have offices in Pretoria and have access to all Embassies and Government departments in South Africa's Capital City. We help and accept documents from individuals and companies from South Africa as well as those that are abroad with their various document requirements by providing a quick and 100% genuine attestation/apostille service. Visa Logistics also offers a range of services that simplifies the entire process of attestation/Apostille like:
  • State Attestation
  • HRD Attestations
  • Chamber of Commerce attestation
  • Translation Services
Apostilles are needed when requiring stamped documents for use in countries that are parties to the Hague Apostille Convention. Any country not appearing on this list is not a signatory and as such documents cannot be apostilled for that country and will instead have to be authenticated/attested.
A treaty developed by Hague Conference on Private International Law (83 Members: 82 States and 1 Regional Economic Integration Organisation) to prevent children under the age of 16 years of being internationally abducted by a parent and removing them from their home country. Please see here a list of these countries:

Visa Logistics also offers a range of services that simplifies the entire process of Attestation/Apostille like:

  • Overnight courier (collecting & delivering)
  • Overnight courier to multiple embassies/consulates
  • Sworn Translation Services
  • Authentication by the Notary Public & High Court
  • Authentication by Departments of Basic & Higher Education
  • Authentication by HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa)
  • Authentication by DIRCO