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Apostille of documents, degrees & transcripts: An Apostille is a type of certification that verifies the authenticity of a document for use in countries that are part of the Hague Convention. It simplifies the process of document legalization for international use.
Embassy authentication of Degree only: This involves having your educational degree authenticated by the embassy of the country where you intend to use it. It verifies the legitimacy of the degree.
Certificates of authentication, degrees: Similar to embassy authentication, this is the process of getting certificates and degrees authenticated for use abroad.
TEFL certificate authentication: This refers to the authentication of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificates, which may be required for teaching English in certain countries.
TEFL Embassy authentication: The process of having your TEFL certificate authenticated by the embassy of the country where you plan to teach.
Embassy authentication, degrees: General reference to the authentication of degrees and documents by embassies.
Police clearance applications from scratch: This service involves assisting individuals in applying for a police clearance certificate, typically required for various purposes such as immigration or job applications.
Police Clearance Certificate authentication: The authentication of a police clearance certificate to verify its validity for international use.
Embassy authentication of Police Clearance Certificate: Getting a police clearance certificate authenticated by the embassy for use in another country.
Already have a Police Clearance Certificate authentication only: This refers to the authentication of an existing police clearance certificate for international use.
Marriage and Birth certificate applications: Assisting individuals in obtaining marriage and birth certificates for various legal purposes.
Diploma authentication: Similar to degree authentication, this involves verifying the authenticity of a diploma for international use.
China Visa applications: Assistance in applying for a visa to travel to China.
Death certificate: Obtaining and authenticating death certificates, often needed for legal and administrative purposes.
Letter of non-impediments: A document stating that there are no legal impediments to a person’s marriage. It may be required for international marriages.
Matric Re-issues: Reissuing or obtaining copies of matriculation certificates (educational qualifications) for various purposes.
SAQA Degree Verification: Verification of educational degrees by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Passport Renewals: Assisting individuals in renewing their passports.
Visa Application: Assisting with the visa application process for various countries.
Power of attorney: Preparing legal documents that grant someone the authority to act on another person’s behalf.
Business Plan’s: Assisting with the preparation of business plans for various purposes.
Document authentication for all SA citizens in any country: Offering authentication services for South African citizens in any country.
Translation of documents needed: Providing translation services for documents required for international purposes.
Z Visa appointment booking service: Assisting with booking appointments for the Z Visa application, which is often needed to work in China.
These services can vary by country and may require specific procedures and documentation. It’s advisable to consult with the relevant authorities or specialized agencies for accurate and up-to-date information on these processes.
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What you need to know
The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, (“the Apostille Convention”) is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
The Apostille Convention specifies the requirements through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries (South Africa being one of them) can be certified for legal purposes and used in all other signatory countries.
The certification is called an apostille.
The apostille does not give information on the content of the underlying document, rather it certifies the signature, capacity of the signatory and correctness of the seal or stamp on the document.
The apostille is done in Pretoria at the Department of Foreign Affairs by Documents Authentication on behalf of applicants.
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SAQA frequent questions and answers
The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is the oversight body of the NQF and the custodian of its values and quality character.
The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) plays a vital role in ensuring the authenticity and quality of qualifications within the South African context. For those who have obtained qualifications outside of South Africa or are planning to work in South Africa with foreign qualifications, the SAQA verification process is essential.
SAQA Verification of a Degree or Teaching Certificate: An Overview
- Purpose of SAQA Verification:
SAQA evaluates foreign qualifications to determine their appropriateness to the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This helps employers, educational institutions, and other stakeholders recognize the qualification’s value within the South African context.
- The Verification Process:
Application: Begin by accessing the SAQA website and completing the online application form. This includes providing personal details, contact information, and details about the qualification.
Required Documents: You’ll need to submit:
- Certified copies of your degree or teaching certificate.
- Academic transcripts, detailing the courses undertaken.
- A sworn English translation if the documents are not in one of South Africa’s official languages.
- Evaluation: Once the documents are received, SAQA will evaluate the qualification by:
- Checking the authenticity of the documents.
- Assessing the accreditation status of the awarding institution in its home country.
- Comparing the qualification to the NQF to determine its level and appropriateness.
- Outcome: After evaluation, SAQA provides an outcome that:
- States the recognition status of the foreign institution in its home country.
- Indicates the NQF level and qualification type that the foreign qualification aligns with in the South African context.
The verification process’s duration can vary based on various factors, including the volume of applications SAQA is processing, the clarity of provided documents, and the ease of verifying the foreign institution’s accreditation. Generally, it’s a good idea to allow several weeks to a few months for the process.
There is a fee associated with the SAQA verification process. It is advisable to check the SAQA website or contact them directly to understand the current fee structure.
- Points to Note:
Authenticity: SAQA takes the authenticity of documents very seriously. Submitting fraudulent documents can lead to serious repercussions.
Updates: It’s essential to keep up with any communication from SAQA and provide additional information or documentation as requested promptly.
SAQA Certificate: Once the evaluation is complete, and if the qualification is recognized, you will receive a SAQA certificate, which is useful for employment or further studies in South Africa.
- Importance for Teachers:
For educators, especially those looking to teach in South Africa with foreign qualifications, the SAQA verification ensures that their qualification meets the standards set by the South African Council of Educators (SACE) or other relevant bodies. This recognition is essential for employment in South African schools and educational institutions.
The SAQA verification process provides a structured way to equate foreign qualifications with the standards of the NQF, ensuring consistency and quality in the recognition of qualifications within South Africa. This process is essential for individuals looking to work, study, or engage in professional practices in South Africa based on their foreign qualifications.