Singapore Documents to be used Overseas


On 18 January 2021, Singapore acceded to the HCCH Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (“Apostille Convention").  To operationalise the Convention, the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) will be issuing Apostilles for all Singapore documents bound overseas with effect from 16 September 2021.   

For legalisation of documents issued by the Singapore Government Departments, please visit the SAL’s Legalisation portal at

Documents not issued by the Singapore Government but require legalisation must be referred to a Notary Public first, followed by the SAL for authentication.

If your document is intended for use in the Russian Federation, which is a contracting party to the Apostille Convention, it needs no further checks after it is affixed with SAL’s Apostille and can head straight to your recipient. 

If you require clarification on Apostilles, please contact the SAL at or call +65 6332-4388.  The SAL is located at 1 Coleman Street, #08-06, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803. 


Foreign (Russian) Documents to be used in Singapore


Foreign (Russian) documents (including translation) to be used in Singapore must be legalised by a local Notary Public first, then apostilled at the appropriate Competent Russian Authority before being presented for use in Singapore. 


Fees (with effect from 1 Jan 2022)


Types of services


Fees (US$)

Certificate of origin

Notarial certificate and seal on certificate of origin



Witnessing of signature

Certificate of due execution of document including seal


Registration and signing of certificate


For marking exhibit



Certified true copy


Certification fee



On examining a plain copy and marking the copy as a true copy


Making a photocopy (supply fee – per page)



Taking an affidavit



For marking exhibit



Statutory Declaration


Taking a statutory declaration



For marking exhibit





All fees are subject to change without notice.  Only cash payment in the exact amount in USD is accepted.


Appointments and Processing Time


The Embassy's legalisation hours are from 10am to 11.30am, Tuesdays to Thursdays.  Please contact the Embassy via email to schedule an appointment in advance.  Soft copies of the documents should be sent to the Embassy for consultation prior to the appointment and documents will be processed on the spot. Due to the pandemic, walk-in cases will not be entertained. Please bring along your passport or Singapore NRIC as a form of identification for entry into the Embassy.







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