LEGALISATION OF CHINESE DOCUMENTS TO BE USED IN SINGAPORE

  1. Bring the documents to a local Notary Public for legalisation.
  2. Legalised documents should be brought to the Foreign Affairs Office of the province or municipality for attestation.
  3. 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

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

For documents issued by Singapore authorities/entities and for use in proceedings in China, please see below procedure.

Legalisation of Singapore Government Documents

(eg. Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate 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

(eg. 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 call the Consulate-General at 86527222 to make an appointment. Please bring along your passport/NRIC for verification of identity.

 

Other Information

If you need advice or more information, please contact the Consulate-General:

Tel : +(86 28) 86527222
Fax :+(86 28) 86527555
Email: singcg_cgu@mfa.sg

 

 

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