Attestation/Legalization and Apostille

Attestation of Document & Apostille

Generally, legalization involves Two or three main institutions, depending on the document to be legalized, however legalization procedure may vary depending on the what is required by issuing country or the receiving/destination country. You may contact us for more information on procedure and requirement on a specific African country.

As mentioned above, for a private document, it must first be notarized by the Notary Public of the Issuing Country, this will not apply to the Public document.

From there the document has to be taken to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country, where the Ministry will authenticate the signature of Public official issuing the document, by putting its stamp and signature, from there the document has to be taken to the Consular Mission of the receiving country, which will also authenticate the signature and Stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the hosting country.