LEGALISATION OF CHINESE DOCUMENTS TO BE USED IN SINGAPORE
- Bring the documents to a local Notary Public for legalisation.
- Legalised documents should be brought to the Foreign Affairs Office of the province or municipality for attestation.
- After the attestation by FAO, the documents should then be brought to the Singapore Consulate-General for legalisation.
LEGALISATION OF SINGAPORE DOCUMENTS TO BE USED IN CHINA
Legalisation of Government Documents
All documents issued by the Singapore Government Departments (eg. Registry of Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates and Educational Certificates from local government schools) in their original text will be directly legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). However, computer generated documents eg. Registrar of Marriage Search, Certificate of Making Decree Nisi Absolute, Adoption Petition, Business Profile from ACRA etc, must be certified by the issuing department first before presenting to MFA for legalisation.
For legalisation of true copies, please present the photocopy together with the original document for verification.
After the legalisation by MFA, the documents should then be brought to the Chinese Embassy in Singapore for authentication. For more details, visit the website of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore.
Legalisation of Non-Government Documents
Non-government documents (foreign / private / company documents) for use overseas to be legalised as follows:
- Notarised by a Notary Public (any law firm offering notarial services).
To be issued with a notarial certificate.
- Certified by the Singapore Academy of Law
Address: 1 Supreme Court Lane,
Level 6, Singapore 178879
Tel: 6332 4388
Fax: 6334 4940
- Proceed to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for legalisation.
Commercial documents such as Invoices, Bills of Sales, Certificates of Origin, Fumigation certificates, etc should be certified or seen by any of the four Chambers of Commerce (International, Chinese, Indian & Malay) or the Singapore Manufacturers' Association before presenting to MFA for legalisation.
- After the legalisation by MFA, the documents should then be brought to the Chinese Embassy in Singapore for authentication. For more details, visit the website of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore.
ATTESTATION OF SIGNATURES
For documents which require your signature in the presence of a Consular Officer, please call the Consulate-General at 86527222 to make an appointment. Please bring along your passport/NRIC for verification of identity.
Fees (with effect from 1 Jan 2009)
Certify True Copy of Documents: RMB 11 for each copy.
Statutory Declaration : RMB 26
Notarial Certificate: RMB 51
Witness Signature: RMB 89 for each copy
If you need advice or more information, please contact the Consulate-General:
Tel : +(86 28) 86527222
Fax :+(86 28) 86527555