The Consulate-General 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.

 

 

LEGALISATION OF CHINESE DOCUMENTS TO BE USED IN SINGAPORE

 

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. Legalised documents should  be presented to the relevant Chinese authorities (usually the Foreign Affairs Office, Consular Department) for their attestation that the signature of the local Notary Public is in order.
  3. After attestation by the Foreign Affairs Office, the same documents should then be brought to the Consulate-General for endorsement. The Consulate-General in Guangzhou can only legalise Notarial Certificates issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Yunnan provinces and Guangxi zhuang autonomous region. Please refer to the consular jurisdictions of the Singapore Missions in China before presenting the documents to the respective mission.

 

 

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

(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.

 


Other information

Please contact the Consulate-General at:

Tel : +(86 20) 38912345
Fax :+(86 20) 38912933
Email: Singcg_gzu@sgmfa.gov.sg

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