Singapore Documents to be used Overseas
Documents issued by the Singapore Government Departments in their original text (eg. Registry of Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates and Educational Certificates from local government schools), must be legalised by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the concerned foreign embassy in Singapore for the documents to be used overseas.
Documents not issued by the Singapore Government but requires legalisation, must be referred to a Notary Public first, followed by the Singapore Academy of Law and the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs for notarisation before presenting the documents to the concerned foreign embassy for attestation of signature.
For more information, please refer to the following websites
Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/consular_information/for_singapore_citizens/consular_services.html
Japan Embassy in Singapore:
http://www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/ryoji_SHOUMEI_j.htm (in Japanese)
Foreign (Japan) Documents to be used in Singapore
Foreign (Japan) documents (including translation) to be used in Singapore must be legalised by a local Notary Public first, then the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs before presenting to the Embassy for attestation of signature. For more information, please refer to http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/toko/todoke/shomei/index.html (in Japanese)
For certification of true copies, please present the photocopy together with the original document for verification.
Fees (with effect from 1 Jan 2018)
All fees are subject to change without notice.
Only cash payment in exact amount is accepted.
Documents will be processed on the spot, during the counter/notarial service hours in the morning (appointment is required for services in the afternoon).
*However, the notarial certificate and seal on certificate of origin will take 1 to 2 working days to process.