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. [Note: Singapore deposited its instrument in the Hague on 18 January 2021. Presently, 88 countries and the European Union are parties to the Convention who will accept Apostilles issued by appointed authorities in member countries/organisation.]

As Japan is also a party to the Apostille Convention, the Ministry of Foreign (MOFA) in Japan is authorised to issue Apostilles.  With effect from 16 September 2021,  once MOFA has issued an Apostille on a Japanese public document, it can be presented in Singapore directly without further legalisation from the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo.  

 

Fees (with effect from 1 Jan 2021)

Types of Services(認証種類)

Fees
(
料金)
Yen

Attestation
(認証)

Certificate of declaration due execution of document including seal
(証明書作成)

1200

Registration and attestation 
(署名認証)

100

For marking exhibit
(添付書類確認)

100

Certified true copy
(原本認証)

Certification fee
(証明書作成)

200

On examining a plain copy and marking the copy as a true
(原本認証)

200

Affidavit
(宣誓供述書)

Taking an affidavit
(認証)

400

For each exhibit/document
(添付書類確認)

100

Statutory Declaration
(法定供述書)

Click here (23.39KB) for the format

 

Taking a statutory declaration
(認証)

400

For marking exhibit
(添付書類確認)

100

 

All fees are subject to change without notice.

Only cash payment in exact amount is accepted.

 

Processing Time


Documents will be processed on the spot.

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