23 November 2022
Scam Alert regarding Legalisation Services
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) would like to appeal to the public to be cautious of a legalisation scam whereby the Department’s name is being used to solicit money for legalisation services.
Legalisation services provided by DIRCO are free of charge, which include legalising official (public) documents executed within South Africa for use outside the country by means of an Apostille Certificate or a Certificate of Authentication and providing customers with guidelines to obtain the correct signatures/documents, if documents submitted are incorrect or incomplete, amongst others.
For consular notarial services (legalisation of official (public) documents), please contact DIRCO at Tel: 012 351 1000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should members of the public receive requests for payment of legalisation services by DIRCO, please report this immediately to the nearest police station and to DIRCO.
Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road