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China joins the Apostille Convention

On May 8, 2023, China took a momentous step toward simplifying the utilisation of foreign documents within its borders by joining the Apostille Convention. This decision is significant for individuals and businesses seeking to leverage…

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Expiry of police clearance certificate in South Africa

Does a Police Clearance Certificate expire?

A police clearance certificate (PPC) is an official document that states whether or not an individual has any criminal records in the country where they live or have lived before. In South Africa, a police…

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How to obtain SAQA verification letters

If you are planning to study or work abroad, you may need to obtain a verification letter from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to prove the authenticity and validity of your qualifications. SAQA is…

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