The Embassy only processes requests for notarial services on documents intended for use in Singapore. We do not perform notarial functions in respect of a document which will be used in a country other than Singapore.
Requests for notarial services are on an appointment-only basis, and the Embassy will not accept any walk-in requests. Appointments can only be made between 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm from Mondays to Fridays. Our address is SHIS QL 24, Conjunto 3 Casa 11, Lago Sul, Brasilia, Federal District, CEP 71665-035. All visitors must bring a photo identification with them to be admitted on the premises.
Please email scanned copies of the documents and schedule an appointment with the Embassy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Embassy will inform you of the applicable fees for the service.
The Government of the Republic of Singapore will not responsible for any document lost in the mail or transmitted through courier services.
Legalization of Documents
On 18 January 2021, Singapore acceded to the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) Convention of 5 October 1961 (“Apostille Convention”) abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents. To operationalise the Apostille Convention, the Singapore Academy of Law is authorised to issue Apostilles for all Singapore documents bound overseas with effect from 16 September 2021. For documents originating in Singapore to be used in Brazil, please approach the Singapore Law Academy on the legalization process.
As Brazil is also a party to the Apostille Convention, apostilles for Brazilian public documents can be obtained at any public notary office (cartorio) located in one of the 27 state capitals and the Federal District of Brazil. With effect from 16 September 2021, once the public notary office has issued an Apostille on a Brazilian public document, it can be presented in Singapore directly without further legalisation from the Singapore Embassy in Brasilia.
The Singapore Embassy in Brazil is not authorised to provide Apostilles or assist in obtaining them. If you have a Brazilian public document that needs an Apostille to be recognised in Singapore, please contact a public notary office in one of the Brazilian capital cities directly.
Attestation of Documents
The Embassy is able to attest to the signature of documents such as (but not limited to):
You are required to appear in person at the Embassy in Brasilia for attestation. You are responsible for presenting the document in its proper form. The Embassy cannot draw up legal documents for members of the public or check that their contents are true and correct.
Certified True Copies
The Embassy can only certify a copy of any document against the original copy. The Embassy will levy an additional charge for any copies made by us.
Updated as at 16 September 2021.
Please note that the Embassy assumes no responsibly or liability for the errors or omissions in the information presented. The information contained is provided on a “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy or timeliness.