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Antenuptial/Marriage Contracts

Register Antenuptial Contract. Apply online - R1450

Conveyancing

Property Transfer and Conveyancing

Trust Registration and Independent Trustee Services

Trust Registration and Independent Trustee Services

Notary Public Services

Comprehensive Notary Public Services Pretoria

Travelling Notary Public Service

Travelling Notary Public Service for busy Corporates in Gauteng.

Embassy Attestation Service Pretoria

Documents which are being presented for use in a country which is not party to the Hague Convention (relating to apostilles) will often request further legalisation or attestation. This usually involves having an apostille attached to the document and then carrying out further legalisation through the embassy of that country.

Cohabitation / Life Partnership Agreements

The notarial Co-Habitation contract is a formal agreement entered into by a South African citizen/permanent resident and a foreign partner. The agreement setting out the details of the parties rights and privileges in terms of their relationship is drafted, and notarised by a South African notary.

Conveyancing Correspondent Pretoria

Louwrens Koen Attorneys offer a comprehensive correspondent conveyancing departments in Pretoria. With over 25 years’ experience in correspondent conveyancing, we deliver a hassle free service to our correspondents. We offer not only the lodgement and registration of deeds in the deeds office but also ancillary services as set out in more detail hereunder. Reasonable rate structure 15%.

Antenuptial Contracts

Register Antenuptial Contract. Apply online - R1450

Apostille Certificate Services

Apostille Certificate Services Pretoria

Embassy Attestation Service Pretoria

Documents which are being presented for use in a country which is not party to the Hague Convention (relating to apostilles) will often request further legalisation or attestation. This usually involves having an apostille attached to the document and then carrying out further legalisation through the embassy of that country.

Embassy Attestation Service Pretoria

Documents which are being presented for use in a country which is not party to the Hague Convention (relating to apostilles) will often request further legalisation or attestation. This usually involves having an apostille attached to the document and then carrying out further legalisation through the embassy of that country.

Notary Public Services

Comprehensive Notary Public Services Pretoria

Travelling Notary Public Service

Travelling Notary Public Service for busy Corporates in Gauteng.

Trust Registration and Independent Trustee Services

Trust Registration and Independent Trustee Services

Travelling Notary Public Service

Travelling Notary Public Service for busy Corporates in Gauteng.

Conveyancing

Property Transfer and Conveyancing

Cohabitation / Life Partnership Agreements

The notarial Co-Habitation contract is a formal agreement entered into by a South African citizen/permanent resident and a foreign partner. The agreement setting out the details of the parties rights and privileges in terms of their relationship is drafted, and notarised by a South African notary.

Conveyancing Correspondent Pretoria

Louwrens Koen Attorneys offer a comprehensive correspondent conveyancing departments in Pretoria. With over 25 years’ experience in correspondent conveyancing, we deliver a hassle free service to our correspondents. We offer not only the lodgement and registration of deeds in the deeds office but also ancillary services as set out in more detail hereunder. Reasonable rate structure 15%.

About


About
Louwrens Koen Attorneys, Conveyancers and Notaries is a dynamic lawfirm, which believes that all clients must enjoy quality and cost effective service through the use of electronic media technology. We have a modern outlook on life and have modern solutions for today's problems and needs without compromising on traditional values.

Louwrens Koen was admitted as an Attorney in 1995 after completing his Blc LLb degrees from the University of Pretoria. He is also an admitted Conveyancer, Notary Public and University Guest Lecturer. Louwrens Koen was admitted as an Attorney in 1995 after completing his Blc LLb degrees from the University of Pretoria. He is also an admitted Conveyancer and Notary Public and is the author of hundreds of law related articles.

The firm runs a very active notarial practice, which includes, the registration of hundreds of antenuptial contracts every year. We pride ourselves in being very passionate about our work and the fact that we are very approachable.
We believe that all clients must enjoy quality and cost effective services. We have a modern outlook on life and have modern solutions for today's problems and needs without compromising on traditional values.







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  • Louwrens Koen Attorneys, 416 Kirkness Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa
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Notary Public Services Pretoria - Louwrens Koen Attorneys


Notary Public Services Pretoria - Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Notary Public Certification of Your Documents. Why do documents need Notarisation or Attestation?    
When a document is legalised with an apostille or autherntication certificate it must have a stamp of a recognised body or the signature of a public official or Notary Public. Without the correct certification a document cannot be legalised.

Many original documents have the required signature or stamp and do not need further certification. For example birth certificates, marriage certificates normally do not need to be signed by a Notary Public
Other documents and copies of documents need to be notarised or attested by a Notary Public. These documents are not typically signed by a recognised public official.

In simple terms a Notary Public will check a document and then add a statement why they are certifying or attesting the document and then add their signature, red seal and notarial stamp to an separate page. The whole set of documents are then bound an sealed and legalised by Apostille or Authentication Certificate.
The type of certification added to a document will depend on what the document is and why it is being certified. In many circumstances a document may simply be certified as a copy, or as an original. If you are having your signature witnessed then the Notary will add an attestation certificate signed in my presence’ or ‘witnessed by’ to confirm they saw the document being signed and the identity of the signatory.
Certification on documents needs to be done correctly. It is important to use the services of an experienced Notary Public as getting the notarisation and legalisation of your documents wrong can be costly and frustrating.

Documents our Notary frequently Notarise or Attest before document legalisation:

  •             Unabridged Birth Certificates      
  •             Unabridged Marriage Certificates        
  •             Unabridged Death Certificates       
  •             Last Will and Testatment       
  •             Affidavits and Declarations       
  •             International Contracts      
  •             Permission for Children to Travel       
  •             Notarial Copies of document that cannot be replaced        
  •             Documents to old to Verify  
  •             International Property Transfers       
  •             Many more. Please enquire via message regarding your document
                       
 Order or Quote Online     
Simply complete the online quotation and order form available here. Upload your documents that require Notarisation and Legalisation via the included safe upload facility. We will will supply you with a detailed quotation with estimated time frames. There is no obligation to continue. We will only start processing your order once accepted.

Benefits of using our Notary Service to Legalise your documents


We offer a total legalisation service to save you both time and money. South African documents certified or attested by our Notary are guaranteed to be correctly legalised with an Apostille or Authenytication certificate

  • We save you time – Do you really want to spend time researching document legalisation, making appointments and travelling to and from the various parties    involved?
  • We save you money – Not only do we save you travel costs but our Notary services are fairly priced and included in the document legalisation costs
  • Quick service – If we are certifying your documents this is included in our normal processing time. You do not lose any hours or days organising your own Notarisation
  • Complete Service – We will check, certify, legalise and attest your documentsDocument Legalisation Experts - After 10 years and thousands of document legalisations we are very experienced in the document legalisation process.

Apostille Certificate Services Pretoria - Louwrens Koen Attorneys 


Apostille Certificate Services Pretoria - Louwrens Koen Attorneys 
Louwrens Koen Attorneys provides a fast apostille service and embassy attestation to assist you in legalising your South African documents for use overseas. The Apostille Certificate is normally requested by foreign authorities and organisations so that the document can be used for official purposes outside ofSouth Africa. It is also referred to as document legalisation, document authentication or document attestation.

Many countries also ask that you get your documents attested by their South African embassy or Consulate. We provide a complete legalisation service for all South African documents. It may be the first time you have heard of an Apostille Certificate. An Apostille Certificate is only ever required if you have dealings outside of South Africa which involve some form of official paperwork. Apostilles are required for work, business, legal issues and personal matters. The most common requirements for an Apostille Certificate are overseas marriage, registering births, working or teaching abroad, foreign property purchases and business transactions or contracts.

This website has been produced to help you obtain the Apostille Certificate and stamp from the correct government office in an efficient manner and to provide you with more information. Please use this site as a resource but should you need to speak to an advisor do not hesitate to call us on our South African phone number 087 0010 733 or see our full contact details on our contact us page.

It typically only takes 24 hours to 7 days for the South African Apostille Certificate to be attached to your document. We pride ourselves on offering an expert service ensuring your document is legalised in the appropriate way. There are often several ways to legalise a document but typically only one way will be accepted by the country the document is intended for. This is where our service really comes into its own, our vast experience ensures your document is accepted by the authority you intend to present it to.

Embassy Document Attestation & Legalisation Pretoria, South-Africa


Embassy Document Attestation & Legalisation Pretoria, South-Africa
Embassy Attestation Service - Louwrens Koen Attorneys 
Documents which are being presented for use in a country which is not party to the Hague Convention (relating to apostilles) will often request further legalisation or attestation. This usually involves having an apostille attached to the document and then carrying out further legalisation through the embassy of that country.
This can add considerable complexity to the process as all embassies have different procedures and costs. It is also advisable to ask the person or authority that you intend to present the document to what their exact requirements are.

We have many years of experience in dealing with embassies of various countries so you can rely on us to provide the service of legalising documents for your particular destination country. As the procedure and cost varies from one embassy to another, and even from one document type to another, it is not possible to list all of the prices for our embassy legalisation services on this website.

Working with many of the world’s South African based embassies we offer a complete embassy attestation service. We can arrange for your documents to be attested in just a few days. Legalising documents with most embassies is a time consuming and confusing process. Researching the subject and acquiring the correct information can take hours. The processes and requirements of the various embassies constantly change. Incorrectly attesting and legalisation of your documents can be very time consuming and costly.

We can assist. With over 10 years of experience attesting documents with most of the embassies, consulates and High Commissions in Pretoria, South-Africa we know the best and correct methods to promptly complete orders. Knowledge of each embassies document rules, submission procedures and payment requirements ensures we avoid delays and rejected documents.

Totally Comprehensive Embassy Attestation Process.
We take care of the entire process including the necessary attendances at the Court, Governmental Department, DIRCO and the appropriate Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in Pretoria. Our offices are centrally located in Arcadia withing a few kilometers of more than 100 Embassies. Use Us to Apostille, Attest or Legalise your documents and save yourself a lot of trouble and time.
We understand that legalising documents for use abroad can be complicated. We are here to make your life easier. Do not hesitate to contact us for help or advice.

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Document Translation Service


Document Translation Service
Translation of South African documents
Before legalising your document we can simultaneously translate your documents into all mayor languages using our Court approved Sworn Translator network. If we do this at hte same time as we legalise your document we can save you time.
Why do I need to translate my documents before legalisation?
Before legalising your document we can simultaneously translate your documents into all mayor languages using our Court approved Sworn Translator network. If we do this at hte same time as we legalise your document we can save you time. If you need a translation please contact us by email with copies of your documents so we can assess the charge and time required to translate the documents. We can provide a translation service even if we are not legalising any documents for you.
Translations are often requested additionally by authorities outside of South Africa when you are requested to deliver legalised documents. The translation assist the foreign authority or person to understand the English or Afrikaans wording in your source documents that have been legalised. We can arrange to translate just the documents or we can translate the apostille certificate as well. If you are not sure what is required please check with however is asking you to legalise the documents as it is them that must accept the final documentation from you.
Why choose our translation service?

  •             Convenience – We can take care of your apostille legalisation and your translation at the same time     
  •             Fast Service – Most translations are completed within 24 hours but larger documents may take longer     
  •             Email Your Documents – To save time you can email documents for translation       
  •             Sworn Translations – Translations done by our network of Court Approved Sworn Translators       
  •             Most languages – Our translation team can convert your document into most languages      
  •             Document Legalisation Service – Once your document is translated we can legalise the document with for international use       
  •             Comprehensive Service – We can translate, apostille, attest and certify your documents
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Apostile or Authenticate Police Clearance Certificate ("no criminal record")


Apostile or Authenticate Police Clearance Certificate ("no criminal record")
We can Assist with Police Clearance Certificates Legalised for use in any Country in the world.    
Process: 

We are able to assist you in facilitating South African Police Clearance Certificates at SAPS. Whether you are in South Africa or living abroad, we will be able to assist you. We are committed to taking on all the admin on and stress on your behalf. We aim to get your Police Clearance Certificate within 10 - 20 working days.
All you have to do is get in touch with us with the following:
  •     A duly completed SAPS 91(a) fingerprint application for
  •     A certified copy of the applicant’s ID / Passport
  •     Should a maiden surname and/or other surnames be required on the requested Police Clearance Certificate, this will need to be mentioned in the application and proof of the maiden surname and/or other surnames will need to be provided and attached to the PCC application. (eg. a certified copy of marriage certificate).
  •    Send us the documents via courier.
 Once we have received your payment and all your required documents, we proceed to submit the applications in person at the Criminal Records Center (CRC) in Pretoria where we will ensure that your application gets registered and processed accordingly.    As soon as your application has been successfully completed, we will: Email you a scanned copy of your Police Clearance Certificate for you to have a look if all the details on the document are correct. Courier the original document to you via DHL (International) or Courier Guy (SA.  

Detailed description of the Process
  •     A full set of his/her fingerprints on a SAPS 91(a) when living in South Africa. The fingerprints must be taken by the South African Police Service. Persons living outside South Africa, may apply at the any police station in that country or at the South African Embassy. Fingerprints must be taken on the official fingerprint forms of the applicable country or, if available, on the SAPS 91(a) fingerprint inquiry form.
  •  An application form must be duly completed.
  •  A certified copy of the applicant's identity document/passport. The applicant must present his/her identity document/passport at the police station, as proof of identity will be required.
  •  Should a maiden surname and/or other surnames be required on a  Police Clearance Certificate, mention must be made thereof in the application and documentary proof of the maiden surname and/or other surnames (for example a certified copy of marriage certificate) must be attached to the application.
  •   Proof of payment. The prescribed fee is R150,00 per application. The required non-refundable tariff is payable in cash at the nearest police station or electronically into the South Africa Police Service’s account in favour of the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service. The banking details are as follow:  ABSA cheque account number 4054522787; branch code 632005; Swift code ABSAZAJJXXX. In the case of an electronic payment, the letters “PCC” followed by the initials and surname of the applicant must be indicated as reference.
  •    Applicants living abroad may forward the application and required documents directly to CR & CSM for processing. Applications received from abroad will not be returned to the applicant. The applicant must monitor progress via the SAPS website and upon completion arrange for collection as indicated on the application form. For security purposes the certificate will only be handed over to the person nominated by the applicant or chosen courier service. Note that certificates not collected within three months after finalisation will be destroyed.
  • Applicants living in South Africa may, at no additional costs to the applicant, request the police station to forward the applications to CR & CSM in Pretoria. The applicant may also in person deliver the application to CR & CSM in Pretoria or use the service of a postal or courier service at his/her own cost. For security purposes the certificate will upon completion only be handed over to the applicant or person nominated by the applicant or chosen courier service as indicated on the application form. Where the applicant requested the certificate to be returned to the police station, the responsible person at the police station must ensure that the certificate is handed over to the applicant in person. Proof of identity must be presented when the certificate is collected.
  •   If the applicant provides his/her cell number (currently only available in South Africa) on the application for a Police Clearance Certificate, he/she will be provided with a sms acknowledging receipt of the application and the reference number allocated to his/her certificate. A follow-up sms will be sent upon completion of the application. While the application is being processed, the applicant can establish the progress on the status of the application by enquiring on the SAPS’s website.
 Are you in need of a South African Police Clearance Certificate? We Can Assist.     Avoid standing in queues and. Let us handle this for you. Within 10-20 working days, your original PCC will be in your hands.

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Document Legalisation for Non Hague Member Countries. Document Legalisation through Authentication


 Document Legalisation for Non Hague Member Countries. Document Legalisation through Authentication
 How do I Legalise an document through High Court Authentication?    
The document is signed, stamped, sealed and attested by our Notary Public. We then present the document and attestation to the High Court. The High Court will then attach an Authentication or Apostille Certificate (depending on the destination country), which serves to confirm the Notary Public’s signature.

Apart from authentication been done by the High Court, documents must be presented at DIRCO (Legalisation Section at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation). DIRCO will place a further authentication on the document attesting to the veracity of the signature of the High Court Official. Some countries require further legalisation by means of Embassy Attestation. Also see our Embassy Attestation Page.

Rather let us handle your document authentication.     
Document Authentication especially for non member countries of the Hague Convention can be complicated. If you are not familiar with the process it's easy to get it wrong, which may end up costing you a lot of time, opportunity and money. We will gladly assist. Click the button to get a no obligation quotation with estimated time to complete the process.

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Notarise and Apostile Power of Attorney South Africa


Notarise and Apostile Power of Attorney South Africa
Sign Power of Attorney In front of Notary Public. Legalised for use in any country of the world.    
We legalise many customer’s Powers of Attorney (POA) for use overseas. Documents being used in another country may need an apostille certificate before they will be accepted.

A POA is a legal document that allows you to appoint another person to act on your behalf. This is commonly used by people in South Africa that need someone to represent them in legal matters abroad. For example, if you are buying or selling a house, property, aeroplane or car in another country, you can appoint a lawyer, or another person, to represent you. This means they can act on your wishes without you having to visit the country to sign documents or attend meetings. It can save you considerable time and money.

 How to Legalise a Power of Attorney – Step by Step    
One of the essential points of a power of attorney is the signing of the document. It must be signed by the person issuing power to someone else and the signing of the document must be ‘witnessed’ by a Notary Public in the South-Africa.

  •   Attend our Office. The Notary Public's will attest signature of the POA. Remember to take along you Identity Document or Passport.
  •   You sign the document and then the Notary Public attests to your signature on the document with various stamps, separate attestation certificate.
  •  The document is presented to the High Court and sometimes also to DIRCO and an Embassy for the Apostille or Authentication Certificate and stamps.      
  •  We legalise the power of attorney and return the document to you.
  •  Your POA can now be used overseas.
Why is the document witnessed?    
It is important that your signature on the POA is witnessed. A notary should verify your identity and observe you sign the document. They then attest to your signature. This is important to ensure the document has actually been signed by the person issuing the POP for the authority overseas to know the document was actually signed by you.

Where to obtain the Power of Attorney
If a lawyer is acting on your behalf overseas they usually provide you with the POA. The POA should be suitable for the country in which it is used so we recommend that you obtain one in that country. There are basic templates available. We however recommend you check if this POA will be accepted outside of the South-Africa.

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Consent for Minor Child To Travel. Notarised and Authenticated.


 Consent for Minor Child To Travel. Notarised and Authenticated.
        Consent for Minor Child To Travel. Notarised and authenticated.    
        What is an Consent to Travel?    
Child abduction has become a growing concern for governments around the world. For this reason, “Consent to Travel” letters are required by an increasing number of governments. When a child travels without one parent, the remaining parent gives written permission for the child/children to leave the country. It is often required that the document be notarised and legalised to verify the signature and  identity of the parties involved. This document would be presented to various authorities in South-Africa and abroad as evidence that the child/children travelling abroad have not been abducted by their accompanying adult.
Some documents, such as Child Travel Consent forms, are not only necessary but also helpful in keeping children protected. Child Travel Consent forms reduce the risk of abduction or child trafficking. This keeps children safe and prevents missing children from leaving the country. 
        How do you know if it is needed?    
It is best to check with South African Foreign Affairs, your airline, travel agent, or government officials in the country you are visiting to see if it is required. Travelling without a consent to travel can lead to travel delays or even denial of exit/entry by one or more of your group.
Regulations may not require you to provide a Child Travel Consent form if you are flying with children, but be sure to check the airline or country border control requirements. Even if a form isn’t legally required, a Child Travel Consent form is highly recommended. Without the proper documents, officers or attendants may not allow you or your child to travel in or out of the country.
Having your Child Travel Consent witnessed or notarised decreases the chance of travel authorities questioning its validity. The country you are travelling to and the airline you are using will affect the legalisation process. 
        
Children Traveling with One Parent
If your child is traveling with only one parent, that parent will need a Child Travel Consent letter that has the other, non-traveling parent’s name, signature, and a short statement authorizing the travel arrangements.
A common scenario for a child traveling with one parent is when the parents are separated or divorced. Custody arrangements can be complex and modify the rules for travel in different ways, but in general it’s important that the child has a travel consent form signed by the non-traveling parent.
With separated parents, it’s also recommended that the parent traveling with the child carry extra documents that demonstrate proof of guardianship, like custody papers, adoption papers, and the child’s birth certificate,
Similar rules apply for a child traveling with adult relatives, like a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or grandparents, but in this case the travel consent letter must contain the name and signature of both parents instead of just one.
For international travel, some countries may require specific or additional documentation. You can check requirements with the the embassy of the country your child is traveling to for more information.

What should the Consent to Travel contain:    
We are happy to notarise and authenticate your consent to travel letter for use in any countrys in the world. It is a quick and easy process for you. Not sure where to find one? For a small additional fee we can draft your consent to travel on the spot – without an appointment. message us for more information.
  • The child’s contact information
  • Both parents’ contact information
  • The child’s travel arrangement (one parent, no parents, chaperone, group travel etc.)
  • The child’s destination and dates of travel
  • Proof of their relationship to their child

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About the hague apostille convention


About the hague apostille convention
The purpose of the Convention is to abolish the requirement of legalisation and to facilitate the use of public documents abroad by introducing a simplified authentication process, the Convention facilitates the use of public documents abroad thus promoting international trade and investment. An international treaty developed and adopted by the Hague Conference. The full title of the Convention is the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. The final text of the Convention was adopted by the Hague Conference at its Ninth Session on 26 October 1960 and was first signed on 5 October 1961 (hence the date in its full title). In accordance with its Article 11(1), the Convention entered into force on 21 January 1965, 60 days after the deposit of the third instrument of ratification. The Hague Conference has adopted many other international treaties (known as the Hague Conventions).
The Apostille Convention is the most widely ratified and acceded to of all the Conventions adopted under the auspices of the Hague Conference (known as the “Hague Conventions”). It is in force in over 100 States from all major regions representing all major legal systems of the world, making it one of the most successful international treaties in the area of international legal and administrative co-operation.
Legal Definition of and history of the word Apostille
Origin of the Word Apostille - Hague Apostille Convention
The word “Apostille” (pronounced a-pos-TEE, not a-pos-TEAL or a-pos-TILL-ee) is of French origin. It comes from the French verb “apostiller”, which derives from the old French wordpostille meaning“annotation”, and before it the Latin wordpostilla, a variation of the word postea, which means “thereafter, afterwards, next” (Le Nouveau Petit Robert: Dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française, Paris, 2004). Usage of the words “Apostille” and “apostiller” dates back to the end of the 16th century in France.
Thus, an Apostille consisted of an annotation in the margin of a document or at the end of a letter.
During the negotiations on the Hague Apostille Convention, the term “Apostille” was preferred because of its novelty. According to the reporter: “Following a discussion on terminology [in the French language], the word Apostille have been preferred because of its appealing novelty.” The meanings of the word Apostille described above are still valid today.

  Dictionary Meaning     
1 archaic : a marginal note
2 : a document used in international law that is issued by a government in accordance with the Hague Convention and that certifies that another document has been signed by a notary public.
History and Etymology for apostille. Middle French, from apostiller to add notes, ultimately from Medieval Latin postilla note, probably from post illa (verba textus) after those (words of the text)

 What does a South-African Issued Apostille look like?    
While an Apostille should conform as closely as possible to the Model Certificate, in practice Apostilles issued by different Competent Authorities vary. These variations may be in design, size and colour as well as in any additional elements mentioned outside the box that holds the 10 numbered standard informational items. Such variations in appearance are not a basis for refusal of an Apostille by the intended recipient! Hereunder a sample of an South-African Apostille.

Travelling Notary Public Service


 Travelling Notary Public Service
Traveling Notary Public Service for our Corporate Clients and Individuals thats unable or too sick to travel to travel.    
If you can’t get to us, we can travel to you. Submit the online form with your request. Use the incorporated facility in the form to safely upload a scan of the document for us to check. We will get back to you with a quote. We do charge a reasonable call out fee and will advise on the cost during our response. We can travel to office address or any safe destination of your choosing.We can legalise the signed and notarially attested document for use in any country in the world in which case the Notary will take the document with. The legalised document is delivered back at your office or couriered to any intenational destination.

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Notary Public Services Pretoria - Louwrens Koen Attorneys


Signed - Sealed - Delivered

Notary Public Services Pretoria - Louwrens Koen Attorneys
 Notary Service    
A Notary, also known as a Notary Public, is different to a Attorney, Notaries are practicing Attorneys with a further qualification admitted by the High Court, and one of their many roles is to verify legal documents. Many documents do need to be signed in the presence of a Notary including but not limited to a Power of Attorney.
We recommend you call us to discuss your requirements, pop in to our walk-in notary office or submit our online form. We will then be able to offer assistance and advise if the documents that you need Notarised must be signed in the presence of a Notary and if needed what the process will be to legalise the document for international use.

 Notarising a Document    
In order to Notarise a document a Notary Public will generally attach a Notary certificate which is then bound and sealed with ribbon to confirm the document has been notarised. If not attending our Notary’s office, in order to Notarise a document, the document must be sent to us by courier, we recommend you upload a us a scan of the document first using the facility incorporated in the online form so that we may advise you on the exact requirements. If you have any doubt over the level of service and what you need in order for us to arrange a Notary stamp don’t hesitate to call us.
Notary Signing    
If you are required to sign the document you need Notarised then the document must be signed in the present of the Notary, do not sign the document then send it to us. We will not be able to assist. If you do need a signature, then in order for our notary to assist you, you must bring along your ID or Passport.
Message Us for further details or to discuss your specific document legalisation requirements.
 Notary Fees    
Notarial Fees do vary and depend on the service level required. Some documents need urgent attention others may need to be additionally legalised by DIRCO, High Court or perhaps an Embassy. As with our Notary, many of the Embassies are based in or around Arcadia, Pretoria. As such we are able to additionally arrange for embassy certification if required.
Notarised Documents    
There are many different types of documents that can be notarised. We recommend all original documentation be sent to us by either a tracked Courier Service or via Postnet. When we return your fully notarised documents we will also adhere to this policy. We always obtain a tracking reference but we cannot be held responsible if a tracked document goes astray. We do charge small fee for arranging Couriers. Should you wish to us arrange a Courier for the return of Notarised documentation and legalised documents please advise us accordingly.

On prior request, we scan documents before sending as proof that the process of Notarisation has completed. Unless you have discussed any different arrangements with us directly, all documents which require a Notary Stamp, an Apostille, a Translation or Embassy legalisation should be sent to us at Louwrens Koen Attorneys, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion, Loftus Versveld Stadium, 416 Kirkness Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa. For Attention: Ms Hanelie De Beer. If you have any doubt then please call us on 087 0010 733 or message us.

 The process    
The notarisation process will depend on different factors such as what the document is and if it needs to signed in any particular way or if it needs to be legalised for international use.
The first step would be to call us on 087 0010 733, message us using the online form or pop in to our office. We will review your request, srcutinise the documents you need help with, and advise on the best course of action. Once finalised we will provide you with a quote and schedule an appointment if needed or immediately assist.

At the appointment, we will ask you to complete our Client Registration Form, and we will conduct any necessary ID requirement checks. Our ID requirements page has more information on what you may need to bring.
Next we will notarise your documents whilst you wait. Appointments typically take between 15-30 minutes. Finally, we will take payment, provide you with your notarised documents, and email you a scan for your records of needed.
If you are using our Apostille or Consular legalisation services, you will leave your documents with us and we will notify you once those services has been completed.

Documents we regularly notarise or legalise     
We notarise many types of documents and can provide different types of certification to meet your needs. The most popular documents we see regularly notarise or legalise. If your document is not listed and you are unsure if we can help, message us and we will be happy to confirm.
  •     Academic Transcripts
  •     Affidavits
  •     Birth Certificates
  •     Company Incorporation Documentatio
  •     Death Certificate
  •     College diploma
  •     Declarations
  •     Close Corporation Documentation
  •     Divorce Order and Settlement Agreement
  •     Doctor, Dentist applications for overseas appointments
  •     Health Certificate
  •     HPCSA applications South-Africa
  •     Land Transfer and Mortgage documents for transactions outside SA border
  •     Letters of No Impedimen
  •     Notarised copy of Passport, Drivers License and other identity documents
  •     Marital status documents
  •     Marriage Certificate
  •     Matric Certificate
  •     Notarised Copies of Documents
  •     Permission for minor child to travel with one parent or unattended
  •     Police Clearance Certificate
  •     Powers of Attorney
  •     School certificate
  •     Technicon Diploma
  •     University degrees
Still have questions?     
We know that everyone's situation is unique and may have different notary services or document legalisation needs. Our document legalisation specialists will work closely with you to ensure that all documents receive the proper certification that is required for the relevant country and situation. If you would like to clarify the process on your documents or have any special requests, please Message Us

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