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Legalisation of Documents

NOTICE FOR VISITORS
 
UPDATED AS OF 23 MAY 2020
 
As announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) on 19 May 2020, Singapore will embark on a three-phased approach to resume activities safely, post-circuit breaker. In line with the MTF’s guidelines the Consular Service Centre (CSC) will continue to provide service for the legalisation of documents on an appointment basis only. During this period, CSC will be restricting legalisation service to only urgent requests with pre-approved appointments. Members of the public who require urgent legalisation service will first need to submit a request at go.gov.sg/mfa-legalisationservices. We seek your understanding that we will need time to process each request. Only those who received an approval for an appointment via email will be granted entry into MFA.
 
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this period. Stay safe. #SGUnited
 
How much does it cost?

A fee of S$10/- is chargeable for each document legalised. Payable by NETS, Cashcard, Flash Pay or PayNow. (Strictly no cash or cheque)

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How do I legalise a government document?

  • We will directly legalise documents issued by the Singapore Government (e.g. Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, etc.).
  • We will only be able to authenticate computer-generated documents after they have been certified by the issuing department.
  • For legalisation of true copies, please submit the original and photocopies together to us.
  • We cannot affix our legalisation stamp on laminated documents. If you need to legalise an original document that has been laminated, please request the issuing agency to issue a certified true copy or an extract of the original document for legalisation.

How do I legalise a non-government document?

  • We can only legalise non-government documents after they have been referred to a Notary Public (any law firm offering notarial services) for notarisation and then to the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) for certification. You may contact SAL at enquiries@sal.org.sg for more information.
  • We can legalise commercial documents such as Invoices, Bills of Sales, Certificates of Origin, Fumigation certificates, etc. after they have been certified or seen by any of the four Chambers of Commerce (International, Chinese, Indian or Malay) or the Singapore Manufacturers' Association.
  • We cannot affix our legalisation stamp on laminated documents. If you need to legalise an original document that has been laminated, please request the issuing agency to issue a certified true copy or an extract of the original document for legalisation.

Where can I legalise my documents?

  • For legalisation of documents in Singapore, you can do so at MFA’s Consular Service Counter at 1 Sherwood Road, Tanglin, Singapore 248163, Level 1. Click here to locate MFA. 

The counter will be closed on weekends and public holidays. You are not required to be personally present at MFA to legalise your documents. You may appoint a proxy to complete the legalisation on your behalf. No authorisation letter is required.

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