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Embassy Authentication is done for the Countries whom are NOT signatures to the La Hague Convention. This process is the same as for signatories of the La Hague Convention with the following additional steps and ad-
This method is just like the Apostille to Attest to the originality and Legality of a document for use in their country. In this case DIRCO Authenticates the that the Signature on the document belongs to a person whom is authorised to sign such document. The signature on the document is compared with the specimen signature on DIRCO file.
Documents must then also adhere to the required formats.
1. Authentication by by DIRCO ( Department of International Relations and Cooperation) followed by Attestation at the relevant Embassy.
1.1. Original documents to be presented directly:
• Unabridged birth and marriage certificates;
• Police clearance certificates;
• Letters of no impediment;
1.2. Documents that must be presented to other Departments and Institutions for ratification before presented to DIRCO followed by Attestation at the relevant Embassy.
• Degree certificates, diplomas, matric certificates and academic transcripts;
• Passport copies and Letters of no impediment;
• Medical reports and certificates;
•Powers of attorney;
2. Authentication by High Court followed by Authentication by DIRCO and then presented to the relevant Embassy for Attestation.:
• Divorce decree and settlement agreements.
• Passport copies
• Power of Attorney
• Translations by a sworn translator.
• Contracts and Trade Documents.