If you need to present your Unabridged South-African birth certificate outside of South-Africa, you may need to have your certificate authenticated and legalized.
To confirm whether this is necessary, you will need to consult with the person or organisation to whom you are sending your birth certificate.
They are the authority on what processing is required before they can accept your document. Note that they may tell you that you need to have your birth certificate apostilled or attested . In Canada, both these terms refer to the authentication or apostille process. If you have any questions about the authentication and legalization of your birth certificate don’t hesitate to contact us for advice.
We assist you in the preparation process to ensure that your birth certificate will meet the criteria of the process.
You send your or drop of your document at our Pretoria office and we handle the authentication at DIRCO and the legalisation at the embassy or consulate of the destination country.
By using our services, the process can be expedited, saving you weeks of waiting. Contact our friendly specialists for more information on how we can assist you with the authentication and legalization of your birth certificate and other documents.
To determine the pricing for authenticating and legalizing a South-African birth certificate, we would need to know where it will be used abroad.
We would also need to know if there are additional documents and how you would like the certificate shipped once completed.
When you contact us for your free consultation, one of the first things we’ll do is provide you a detailed quote, so you understand exactly what is involved and how much it costs. Contact us for your free consultation. Or visit our website to see general information about our pricing.
In many cases, the answer is yes. However, that depends on the type of document in question, the embassy or consulate requirements, and whether a copy is acceptable to the recipient abroad.
There are embassies and consulates that only accept original documents for document legalisation .