DIRCO apostille seal and stamp

Department of International Relations and Cooperation: Everything you need to know about DIRCO

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) is a government department responsible for the country’s foreign policy and diplomatic relations with other nations and international organizations. The department was established in 1994 after the end of apartheid and the transition to democracy in South Africa. DIRCO’s mission is to promote and protect South Africa’s…

Apostilles for old documents

Apostilles for old documents: How old can my documents be to receive an apostille stamp?

An apostille certificate is a specialised certificate attached to your original documents to verify their legitimacy and authenticity so they can be used for legal purposes in member countries of the Hague Convention (nicknamed the Apostille Convention for our purposes). Often, our clients request apostilles for old documents, but documents older than twenty (or even…