Taking a gap year to work abroad? Get your documents apostilled!
So you’ve decided to au pair in
Europe or head East to go and teach, have you? The question is: have you had your South African documents
properly legalised before you jet-off on your new adventure?
The person or company you intend
on working for may require you to provide them with certain information or
documents about yourself; for example a copy of your passport, your tertiary qualifications,
South African Police Service clearance certificate, birth certificate etc. In
order for you to be able to use your South African documents in another
country, these documents will need to be verified in terms of the process known
Legalisation refers to the process whereby a document originating
from one country is verified for purposes of it being lawfully used in another
country. Depending on the destination country, your South African documents
will either be legalised through the process of authentication or apostillisation.
VDT Attorneys can assist you to
ensure that you start that new job knowing your documents are in order. Contact
Hayley Levey on 012 - 452 1317 or send an e-mail to email@example.com for further assistance