Embassy & Consulate Legalisation
Document Legalisation by Embassy or Consulate
The 4-STep Process
Documents are given to the Notary Public for notarisation. Depending on the number of documents involved, the Notarial Certificate(s) for the original document(s) can typically be issued the next following day.
Documents are submitted to the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) for certification. (Here, the SAL will certify that the Notary Public who has issued the Notarial Certificate is authorised to do so.)
Documents are presented to the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for legalisation.
The notarised and legalised documents are delivered to the relevant Embassy, Consulate, or High Commissioner's Office for further endorsement/legalisation.
It takes about seven (7) working days to process the authentication of your documents for use abroad– from receipt of the documents until an Embassy’s endorsement.
Following notarisation by a Singapore Notary Public, the documents must be certified and legalised by two different government bodies: the Singapore Academy of Law and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Finally, they are ready to be endorsed by the relevant Embassy for use in the destination country.
The cost per page to be notarised starts from S$20.00 but if you require the signing of your documents to be witnessed prior to
If you require the signing of your documents to be witnessed prior to
Facilitation and appointment booking/attendance fee – A flat fee of S$125.00 for the first page/document which includes an appointment with the Notary Public.
Fees for Certification of the Notarised documents by the SAL and MFA vary, depending on the number of pages. There is also a separate fee payable to the Embassy and the fee varies with the different Embassy or Consular Office.
All out of pocket expenses for trips to SAL, MFA and the Embassy or Consular Office will
Commissioner of Oaths Rates are fixed by the Senate of the Singapore Academy of Law.
Notary Public Rates are fixed and set out under the First Schedule of the Notaries Public Rules.
All fees quoted exclude 7% GST.
Book an appointment
For reliable and affordable document certification and signature witnessing service, please drop us a note or call:
+65 6324 1922
We will gladly provide you with a fee quotation and book an appointment with our associate Commissioner of Oaths.