The Singapore Embassy provides notarial services in connection with the legalisation of documents covering transactions between parties in two or more countries.

 

The notarial services include legalisation and authentication of documents, attestation and certification of signatures and stamps.

 

For documents executed in China and for use in proceedings in Singapore, please see below procedure.

  1. Bring the documents to a local Notary Public for legalisation. A Notarial Certificate is issued accordingly;
  2. The documents are then to be presented to the Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) of the province or municipality for attestation;
  3. After the attestation by FAO, the documents should then be presented to the Singapore Mission for endorsement. Please refer to the attached consular jurisdictions of the Singapore Missions in China when sending the documents to the respective mission. For documents sent to the Singapore Embassy for notarisation, please submit them through the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Legalisation of Singapore documents to be used in China

With effect from 20 January 2021, legalisation of documents in Singapore will be performed by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL).

 

For documents executed in Singapore and for use in proceedings in China, please see below procedure.

Legalisation of Singapore Government Documents

(e.g. Registry of Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates, etc)

  1. Bring the documents issued by the Singapore Government Departments in their original text to the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) for legalisation. Please visit the SAL’s Legalisation portal at https://legalisation.sal.sg for more information.
  2. After the legalisation by SAL, 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

(e.g. foreign / private / company documents)

  1. Bring the Non-government documents to Notary Public (any law firm offering notarial services) in Singapore for notarisation;
  2. The documents are then to be certified by SAL. You may refer to https://legalisation.sal.sg for more information;
  3. After the legalisation by SAL, 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 bring along your original passport/NRIC for verification of identity. The Embassy will refuse to process documents that are already signed but not in the presence of the Consular officer.

 

Other Information

If you need advice or more information, please contact the Embassy at:

Tel: + (86) (10) 6532 1115 ext 120 or 119

Fax: + (86) (10) 6532 9406

Email: singemb_bej@mfa.sg

 

Singapore Academy of Law

1 Coleman Street #08-06

The Adelphi

Singapore 179803

Tel: + (65) 6332 4388

Website: https://legalisation.sal.sg/

Email: enquiries@sal.org.sg

 

Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Singapore

150 Tanglin Road

Singapore 247969

Consular Dept

Tel: + (65) 64712117

Fax: + (65) 64795345

Website: http://www.chinaembassy.org.sg

Email: chinaemb_sg@mfa.gov.cn

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