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Legalisation of Documents

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.

How much does it cost?

A fee of S$10/- is chargeable for each legalisation of document, payable by Nets, Cashcard or Flashpay.

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, Lobby A, Level 1. Click here to locate MFA. 

The counter is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm (including lunch), Saturday, 9am to 12.30pm, and closed on Sundays 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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