Document Attestation South Africa Blog

Can I process attestation of my diploma here in UAE? February 5, 2016 09:00

The attestation of documents needs to take place in the country of the documents origin. This means that if you studied a Degree/ Diploma, lets say in South Africa, that degree needs to be attested in South Africa. The same would apply for official documents such as marriage and birth documents. 

The process thus needs to be done using the correct process for the country. In South Africa, depending on the document route it would go to the highest authority for the given document they would issue a cover page attesting to the fact that the document is authorized by them. After this point the document would go to the countries Foreign Affairs department (In South Africa they have a long name- Department of International Relations and Co operation). It then needs to go to the embassy (in the country of where the document originates) and they authorize the documents. 

This process is known as Document attestation, Document Legalization and Document Authentication. 

Should you have further queries please do not hesitate to contact us via 27120032910 or email us on estimate@documentattestation.co.za . We are based in Pretoria the capital city and have access to most embassies and consulates in South Africa. 

 

 


Pay with VISA/ MasterCard for Document Attestation South Africa January 27, 2016 10:00

We have 2 payment options for our Document Attestation clients. One is the typical EFT payment from a South African bank into our bank or a Visa/ MasterCard payment option. Using the Visa/ MasterCard option provides the customer with ease of use, particularly when paying from a foreign bank account. There is no need to make SWIFT payments or to transfer to a SA bank which is cumbersome and time consuming waiting for banking clearances.

It also allows clients who may need to make larger payments, to do so on their credit cards. This can be helpful, particularly at the end of a month or prior to emigrating when many unforeseen expenses occur. We hope that by creating this payment option (Visa/ MasterCard) it will make payment for Document Attestation in South Africa, easier for our clients abroad and locally. 

 

 The customer receives an instant notification from PayFast (www.payfast.co.za)  regarding the payment and we are able to complete the attestation process quicker. 

Should you require any Document Attestation assistance, please contact us and we would be happy to assist. Phone: 27120032910 or email : estimate@documentattestation.co.za 


Easy Emigration destinations for South Africans January 13, 2016 10:00

With the decreasing employment rate, political instability, Rand instability and other reasons 2016 will be a year of either emigration or at least considering emigration. We assist South Africans with all document attestation requirements for the following countries(and cities for those who are not familiar): UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar (Doha). Emigrating to the middle east is a temporary relocation as you can not become a citizen of these countries. So you will remain an expat even if you end up staying for 10- 20 years. 

All the above countries have a high standard of living. Pay (depending on your contract) is lucrative and the working hours are generally good. The labour laws do differ, unlike in western countries there is a zero tolerance for striking and other labour disputes, which can be good depending on how you perceive this. 

Some of the countries are allowing expats the opportunity to buy apartments, thus owning land in these countries is now an option. Also, as a foreigner you can set up a company in these countries and trade from a competitive platform. 

The standard of living is on the whole, very good. Expat lifestyles in the middle east are difficult to beat even if your emigrated to a Western country such as the US or Australia. 

Obtaining a Visa is based on the employer. So if you can find a job it is pretty straight forward to relocate. The only requirements is then to get your South African documents attested/ Legalised. We are experts in this field and will be able to assist you without much delay.