Delivery Options for Legalised Documents

It is important that you choose the most suitable cost effective delivery method for the return of your documents.

 We can deliver your documents anywhere in the world. Choose to have the document delivered to your home, your workplace, another business, your future employer, a family member or friend. If you are local to our office you can collect the documents in person.

  • We recommend customers choose either Overnight Express mail courier delivery or DHL for international shipments. Both of these services are supported by courier guarantees and in the unlikely event that a shipment is misplaced or lost we can assist with contacting the courier.
  • We do not have to return the document to your home address. Many customers choose return delivery to their work address to avoid missing a daytime courier delivery if selected. Alternatively we can ship your document anywhere in the world. This is popular for customers that want the document urgently sent to the authority overseas requesting the apostille from them.
  • If you would like to discuss the best delivery option for your documents please contact one our helpful advisers who will talk you through the services.
  • Delivery times quoted are estimates. Actual delivery times will vary depending on the location of the delivery, access to remote areas, regional differences in public holidays and unforeseen delays.

Delivery anywhere in the world

For further information or a no obligation quotation please contact with us:

Louwrens Koen Attorneys

311 Eastwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Tel: 087 0010 733

Cell: 084 316 3765

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Signature of Affidavits, Contracts, Forms and Documents before Notary.

In many instance a document, contract, affidavit, declaration, application, power of attorney or form needs to be signed in front of a Notary Public, who will attest to your identity and the fact that you have signed the document in front of him/her. In turn the notarised document can be legalised for use outside the borders of South-Africa by means of an Apostille certificate or in the case of a non-Hague member destination country an authentication and possibly embassy legalisation process.

We charge a fee of R850 per attestation which includes the consultation with the notary. Legalisation and the courier of the document can be done at an additional fee.

• What are the requirements as to the form and wording of the document?
• What are the witnessing requirements?

 For the document or form to be legally binding, it will need to be drafted in accordance with the local laws of the country where the transaction is to take place. As an example, if you live in South-Africa but own an apartment in Spain and would like to appoint a person in that country to manage it, your document would need to be worded so as to reflect the laws of Spain rather than South-Africa. Usually the documents are prepared by lawyers in the country where the document is intended to be used. Once it is prepared, it is sent to South-Africa in order for it to be signed before a Notary Public.

What about signing requirements for the document?
The requirement as to how the document is to be signed may vary from country to country. It may need to be signed only in front of a Public Notary or alternatively one or more witnesses may be required to be present in addition to the Notary. After being notarised by the Notary Public, the document may need to be apostilled, authenticated or legalised by the High Court, Department of Foreign Affairs and possibly the applicable Embassy or Consulate depending on the destination Country of the document.

This means that along with how the document should be notarised, instructions should be sought whether the document requires an Apostille, Authentication and/or legalisation in order of it to be legally recognised in the country of intended use. Our firm is experienced in notarising and legalising document documents for ultimate use in most countries in the world.

We deliver a comprehensive document attestation and legalisation service, which service inter alia includes:

  • Consultation and appearance before a Notary Public for signature;
  • Notarial Attestation Certificate;
  • Notarial Copy of Identity document/Passport;
  • Legalising the document  for international use through an Apostille certificate or authentication process depending on the country of intended use;
  • Courier the completed legalised documents to your chosen destination country.

For further information, to schedule an appointment or should you have questions please contact with us.

Louwrens Koen Attorneys

311 Eastwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa

Tel 087 0010 733

Cell  084 316 3765

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A Notary Public in South-Africa have the authority to certify documents as true copies of the original document after he has compared the copies with the originals thereof. Such notarised copy can then in be apostilled or legalised depending on the destination country where the document will ultimately be used.

 

This is also practical when you want to keep possession of the original document or in instances where you need multiple copies of the same document legalised in a format acceptable to the foreign country. We charge a fee of R100 per notarised copy of a document.

 

We need to inspect the original document inter alia for signs of tampering (no exceptions. We print a notarial certificate on the copy, place a red notary seal on the document w hereafter the Notary will sign the notarial certificate after he satisfied himself as to the correctness. The process takes a few minutes. This a walk in service. To be safe contact us to check if the Notary is in the office.

 

Visit our office to get started or contact with us.

Louwrens Koen Attorneys
311 Eastwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
Tel: 087 0010 733
Cell: 084316 3765
E-Mail: info@louwrenskoen.co.za

 

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Schedule Of Fees

Apostille Certificate:

R500.00 per document (including notarisation, high court or DIRCO attendance)

Authentication Certificate:

R550.00 per document (including notarisation, high court, DIRCO and embassy legalisation) *excludes embassy fees.

Notarised copy:

R150.00 per document (including photocopying). Discount available for bulk orders.

Notarial Attestation:

R850.00 per attestation (including consultation with the notary, attestation certificate, high court, DIRCO and embassy legalisation) *excludes embassy fees (if applicable).

Embassy/Consulate legalisation:

Included in the above pricing.

Translation services:

R250.00 per document, exclusive of translator’s fees

Colour photocopying

R 5.00 per page

Postnet Overnight Express

R150.00

Courier in South-Africa

R250.00

Courier Overseas (DHL)

R600.00

  • A  Discount for multiple documents orders may be available in certain circumstances). We do negotiate favourable rates for law firms, Visa or Expat assistance agencies that use us on a recurring basis.

Payment Options

We will invoice on confirmation of your order, which invoice, is payable via swift, EFT or by Credit or Debit Card payment at our office. The invoice will contain full banking and payment instructions details. 

Card payment facilities for all credit and debit cards or cash payment option available at our offices.

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Louwrens Koen Attorneys and Notaries Certificate Service provides professional advice and services by undertaking on behalf of  our  clients the legal processes associated with the legalisation of all South-African public documents for use overseas.

We personally attend upon the relevant South-African Government Departments to arrange for the issue of an Apostille Certificate or Authentication Certificate.

We accepts instructions to legalize South-African public documents required for use in countries not participating in The Hague Convention, and attends upon the relevant Embassy or Consulate in Australia for this purpose.
We accepts instructions from the legal profession, finance institutions, adoption agencies, insurance companies, immigration specialists and agencies, WE companies, universities and many other sectors.

We welcome instructions from individual members of the public, overseas South-African expatriates and foreign nationals.
Louwrens Koen has the requisite skill, expertise and personnel to legalize all South-African public documents for use in all foreign countries, whether members of The Hague Convention or not.

We especially cater for corporate clients who require their important commercial documents to be expediently  legalized for overseas business ventures and investments.
We are also able and willing to assist individual South-African expatriates and foreign nationals working or residing overseas.

For further information or a quotation please contact us on:
Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Park Street 755, Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng, South-Africa
Telephone +27(0)12 343 0267
Cell 082 880 5646
Fax: +27(0)12 343 0269

Po Box 14382 Hatfield, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0028
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