The process takes approximately 5-7 working days. The lead time, however, is subject to change depending on the time taken by the respective embassy to endorse the documents.
Process to Legalise Documents Issued in Singapore
Legalisation is the process of authenticating or certifying a legal document so a foreign country's legal system will recognise it as with full legal effect., ie it is the official attestation of the origin of a document. Therefore, a document executed in Singapore for use in Italy would be legalised by the Embassy of Italy in Singapore and a document executed in Italy for use in Singapore would be legalised by the Singapore Embassy in Italy.
- 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 notarised document authenticated by the Singapore Academy of Law.
- 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 : As the final step, have the document legalised at the Respective Embassy (e.g., Embassy of Italy in Singapore).
We can legalise most of Singapore documents. The list below is by no means exhaustive. We have selected the most popular documents we have processed in the past.
- Awards, diplomas, degrees & transcripts issued by Educational Institutions located in Singapore
- Bank statements
- Birth certificate
- Certificate of clearance issued by Singapore Police Force
- Death certificate
- Deed Polls signed by a solicitor
- Employment confirmation letter
- Marriage certificate
- Passport, IC
- Power of Attorney & letters of authorisation (witnessed by a solicitor or notary)
- Proof of residential address documents such as utility bill or mobile phone bills
- Bank statements
- Business profile
- Business profile with certificate of production
- Certificate of incorporation
- Director/shareholder resolutions
- Financial statements
- Legal opinion
- Price list
- Share certificates
No. We can only legalise the documents which are to be used in a foreign country whose embassy is located in Singapore.