The best and most accurate means to describe the Apostille
Convention is to use its formal name: The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961
(Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents). As
you might already know, if you plan on using legal documents outside of South
Africa, you will have to get them apostilled in order to ensure their validity. Continue reading
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3. Confirm you’d like me to go ahead.
4. Will go ahead and produce the draft translation, then send it to you via email.
5. Confirm your happy or suggest any changes required.
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The reporting documents will differ slightly depending on the value of the estate and the type of appointment required.
If the value of the estate exceeds R250 000, letters of executorship must be issued and the full process prescribed by the Administration of Estates Act must be followed. Continue reading
General information about South African Visas
Visitors’ visas are for international travellers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less. Continue reading
Registering a death
The Births and Deaths Registration Act requires that a person’s death be reported to any one of the following people:
- Specific officers at the Department of Home Affairs
- South African Police Service members, especially in areas where the Department of Home Affairs has no offices
- South African mission, embassy or consulate, if the death occurred abroad
- Funeral undertakers who are appointed and recognised by the law
The solemnisation and registration of civil marriages, customary marriages and civil unions are managed by the Department of Home Affairs. Civil marriages are governed by the Marriage Act and regulations issued in terms of the Act. South Africa also recognizes customary marriages through the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, which became effective in November 2000. Civil unions are recognised in terms of the Civil Union Act (2006). Continue reading