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ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS

If any document issued by authorities in India (such as birth and death certificates, affidavits, diplomas, marriage certificate and educational certificates issued by authorities in India ) are required to be presented to authorities in South Africa, these should be apostilled in India. For details, please check the website “Legalization of Documents” at http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm

How to Apply: Download the Miscellaneous Services Form and submit along with:

  •  Self-attested copy of passport (first page and last page);

  •  Self-attested copy of visa/work permit/residence permit;

  •  In case of attestation of Salary Certificate, a letter on the letter head of the employer, stating designation/position, remuneration and period of employment/contract of the applicant along with bank statement where the salary is deposited every month duly attested by the bank;

  •  For Opening of Bank account:Original and a copy of the form as prescribed by the concerned bank/institution for opening the bank account (to be signed before the Consular Officer)

  •  Proof of Residential address in South Africa. This can be a copy of any one of the following:

    • (i) South African Driving license.

    • (ii) Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s address

    • (iii) House Lease Agreement

    • (iv) State Identification Card

    • (v) Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof

  •  Any other document as specified by the Consular Officer;

  •  Fee: ZAR 425 [non-refundable] (Please see banking details for payment)

Note: Please carry originals of all the supporting documents to be presented to the Consular Officer (photocopies of which are to be attached with the application).

The High Commission/Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.



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