LEGALISATION OF CHINESE DOCUMENTS TO BE USED IN SINGAPORE

 

For documents issued by Chinese authorities/entities 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 brought to the Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) of the province or municipality for attestation.
  3. After the attestation by FAO, the documents should then be brought to the Singapore Mission for endorsement. The Singapore Consulate-General in Shanghai can only legalise Notarial Certificates issued by the FAO of Shanghai Municipality and of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces. Please refer to the attached consular jurisdictions of the Singapore Missions in China when sending 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.

 

 

ATTESTATION OF SIGNATURES


For documents (issued by the Singapore Government Departments or Singapore law firm) which require your signature in the presence of Consular Officer, please call the Consulate-General at Tel: +86 021 6278 5566 to make an appointment. Please bring along your original passport/NRIC for verification of identity. The Consulate-General will refuse to process documents that are already signed but not in the presence of the Consular Officer.

 

Fees (with effect from 1 January 2022)

 

Certify True Copy of Documents: RMB 20 for each copy

 

Statutory Declaration: RMB 24

 

Notarial Certificate: RMB 47

 

Witness Signature: RMB 80 for each copy

 

Other Information

 

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

Tel : +(86 21) 6278 5566
Fax :+(86 21) 6295 6099
Email: singcg_sha@mfa.sg

 

 

 

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