Mondays - Fridays
9:00am to 4:30pm
Eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year
9:00am to 12:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
- Notarisation Fee to the Notary Public; and
- Authentication Fee of $87.20 (incl of GST) to the Singapore Academy of Law.
Counter opening hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The counter will be closed on weekends and public holidays.
Please submit the original documents (e.g. Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, etc.) at the SAL counter for photocopies to be made by SAL counter staff. A photocopying fee of $1.07 per document (regardless of the number of pages) is payable to legalise a photocopy of the original document.
We will directly legalise original documents issued by the Singapore Government (e.g. Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, etc.).
To Certify True Document, 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 for legalisation (SAL will then legalise the document by Certifying True Copy); or
- issue an extract of the original document for legalisation (SAL will then legalise the document by Certifying True Document);
We will be able to Certify True Signature on a document if SAL has a record of the specimen of the agency officer’s signature. The document presented to SAL must be original with a wet ink stamp and wet ink signature.
We may be unable to Certify True Signature on a document if SAL does not have a record of the specimen of the agency officer’s signature. In such circumstances, a Certified True Copy or a Certified True Document will be provided by the SAL officer in place of a Certified True Signature.
- SAL will verify your printed copy against the digital copy using the QR code that is on your Singapore issued document.
- If there is no QR code on the Singapore issued document, you will be required to login to the issuing government agency's portal with your Singpass account for SAL to verify the printed copy against the digital copy.
- If you are unable to provide the digital copy from the original source/issued government agency, you will be required to get the issuing government agency to certify/endorse (e.g. wet ink stamp) on each and every page of your printed document before SAL may legalise the document.
- If the issuing government agency no longer issues wet ink stamps, then SAL will require an e-mail directly (forwarded e-mails are not acceptable) from the issuing government agency to SAL confirming that the document (to be attached to the e-mail) was issued by the agency. Alternatively, you may send an e-mail to the government agency requesting their confirmation and cc [email protected] in the same e-mail.
- Singapore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI)
- Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI)
- Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI)
- Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)
- Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI)
- Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
Certificates from the following local universities/institutions may be directly legalised by SAL:
- Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
- Singapore Management University (SMU)
- Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
- Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
- Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
- Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
- National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC)
Certificates issue by SIM University (UniSIM) would require certification from SUSS before we are able to legalise the document. If SUSS is unable to certify, the certificate will be required to be presented to a Notary Public to be notarised before submitting to SAL.
Pre-school certificates would require certification from the Early Childhood Development (ECDA) before we are able to legalise the document.