If you’re looking to apostille documents in South Africa, you may be wondering if you need to make an appointment at Dirco in order to do so. The answer is no. Obtaining access to DIRCO as a member of the public requires the use of a courier service or agency such as DocAssist. DIRCO does not accept appointments for the submission of documents.

What is an Apostille?

An apostille is a type of authentication issued to legal documents for use in countries that participate in the 1961 Hague Convention of Apostille. It is a form of notarization that certifies the authenticity of a document’s signature, stamp or seal. Apostilles are typically used for international business transactions, such as international adoptions, or when a person is relocating to a foreign country.

What Documents Need to Be Apostilled?

The documents that must be apostilled are those that are used for any legal purpose abroad. This includes documents like birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, academic transcripts and diplomas, or business documents like contracts and company documents. All these documents must be apostilled in order to be legally valid outside of South Africa.

Fast and Affordable Apostiling Services in South Africa

When it comes to apostilling documents, Doc Assist is the best documents agency to use. We have been in the document processing business for many years and have a wealth of experience in the field. Our team of experts are always on hand to offer advice and assistance for all your document needs. We provide a stress-free experience, ensuring that all documents are apostilled quickly, accurately, and in compliance with the South African government’s regulations.


At Doc Assist, we take the hassle out of apostilling documents, so you can rest assured that your legal documents will be apostilled with minimal effort on your part and within a reasonable timeframe. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your apostille needs.


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