Apostilles for old documents

Moving overseas from South Africa: Which documents you need to get apostilled

When moving overseas from South Africa, ensuring that your essential documents are apostilled is a critical step in the process. An apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document, making it valid for use in another country. Without the proper apostilles, you may face delays or complications in your relocation. This…

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The importance of document authentication for global mobility

South Africans are increasingly venturing beyond their borders for work or study opportunities. However, with this global mobility comes the crucial need to authenticate and legalise various documents to ensure smooth transitions and compliance with international requirements. In this article, we delve into the challenges South Africans face working or studying abroad and explore solutions…

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Vault certificates and their crucial importance

Original documents issued by the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) are referred to as vault certificates. These certificates, which consist of typed-up records, are securely stored in archival facilities known as the DHA archives or “vaults”. On certain occasions, particularly when engaging in official procedures such as acquiring citizenship abroad, it may be…

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Digital nomad visas for South Africans: Where you can work abroad

In recent years, several nations have introduced remote working or digital nomad visas to attract individuals to extend their stay in their country. If you’re contemplating a change of environment and have a job that allows remote work, you can consider working from various locations globally, creating an ideal workcation experience. Numerous countries now provide…

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Registering your marriage or divorce outside of South Africa: An essential guide

Marriage and divorce are significant life events, and if you are a South African residing outside the country, navigating the process of registering these events with the Department of Home Affairs can seem daunting. In this essential guide, we will explore the steps involved, specifically focusing on the requirements of registering your marriage or divorce…

Retention of South African citizenship

Reinstatement of lost citizenship for thousands of South Africa in the works

The South African government is poised to abolish a law that revokes citizenship from its nationals, marking a crucial win for thousands of affected individuals. New developments in the case for reinstatement of lost citizenship for thousands of South Africans promise a great victory for the Democratic Alliance and all South Africans abroad. Background on…