Document legalisation

Document legalisation

[NOTE: The document/s refer to non-Singapore Government issued document/s (foreign / private / company documents, including educational certificates from private schools) which must be first referred to a Notary Public (any law firm offering notarial services) for notarisation and then to the Singapore Academy of Law for certification before the documents can be presented at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for legalisation and finally the respective Embassy in Singapore (e.g., if the document is to be used in UAE, then the respective Embassy refers to UAE Embassy in Singapore. Likewise if the document is to be used in Myanmar, then the respective Embassy means Myanmar Embassy in Singapore).

Commercial documents such as Invoices, Bills of Sales, Certificates of Origin, Fumigation certificates, etc should be certified or seen by any of the four Chambers of Commerce (International, Chinese, Indian and Malay) or the Singapore Manufacturers’ Association before presenting to Singapore MFA for legalisation.

For legalisation of true copies, please present the photocopy together with the original document for verification.]

The steps to note are as follows:

Step 1:
Seek the advice of a Lawyer or Notary Public in Singapore to issue a notary certificate for the original document.

Step 2:
Have the legalised document certified by the Singapore Academy of Law
Address:   1 Supreme Court Lane, Level 5M, Singapore 178879
Phone   : +65 6332 4117
Fax        :  +65 6333 9747
Email    :

Step 3:
Have the document legalised at the Consular Service Counter, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address :  Tanglin   (opposite Gleneagles Hospital)
Phone    : +65 6379 8000
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (lunch hours inclusive)
Saturdays: 9.00 am to 12.30 pm

(Note: Fees Chargeable at MFA – S$10/- for each legalisation of document, payable by Nets or Cashcard.)

Step 4:
Have the document legalised at the:
Respective Embassy (e.g., Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Singapore/Embassy of the Union of Myanmar in Singapore)