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Other Countries' Documents Legalisation

Getting South African Documents Legalised for other countries

As for i2visa UK we are able to get your South African documents legalised for all the countries in the world like China, UAE and Qatar etc. The countries are the common request in the last few years we have experienced.

What are South African documents for legalisation?

Personal documents: Degree or Master Certificate, PHDs or Diploma Qualifications or other Academic Reports, Birth certificate, Marriage Certificate Authentication of Signatureetc.

Business documents: Certificate of Incorporation, Power of Attorney, Tax Returns, Partnership Agreement, VAT Certificate, Company Registers, or Certificate of Name Change etc.

Certificate of AuthenticationIf I don’t live in South Africa, can my South African documents be legalised for China or UAE or other countries?

Yes certainly. There is no jurisdiction for documents to be legalised in South Africa. Our partners ensure that these documents will be submitted to the right embassy for legalisation.

Three main steps for your consideration:SAQA


Step 1) Certificate of Authentication: The document(s) will be sent to Department of International Relations and Co-Operation (DIRCO). The certificate will be attached to the back of the document(s) after being approved.


Step 2a) Verification Process: If this is an educational certificate, it will be verified by SAQA (South African Qualification Authority).

Step 2b) Authentication of Signature: if this is other document, it will be verified by Office of Chief Justice Republic of South Africa.


Step 3) Embassy Legalisation: Our partner will get your documents submitted to the right Embassy.

We can’t explain to the detailed procedure for security reasons. The overall process is quite complicated and challenging but we ensure that your SA documents will be legalised without any problem. For example, the required documents for degree certificate as followed:

·         Copy of degree certificate (no original degree certificate required unless the special occasion happens)

·         Copy of passport information page

·         Copy of South African identity card (if the applicant is a SA citizen)

Regarding the fees & timeframe and type of documents please contact us directly at




 South African Chinese Stamp


 SA for UAE