Legalisation of Documents

  • SAL provides service for the legalisation of documents on an appointment basis only.
  • Members of the public who require legalisation service will have to submit an online request and make payment online first, before booking an appointment to legalise documents at SAL.
  • If you have any questions, you may contact us at 6332 4388.

Note:

The legalisation function of outgoing public documents issued in Singapore and intended for use in States with legalisation requirements will be transferred from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) from 20 January 2021.

Appointments for legalisation by SAL will only be available from 20 January 2021. Please contact MFA for urgent legalisation which needs to be completed before 20 January 2021.

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 to us and our counter staff will make photocopies of the originals.
  • 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 this is authenticated by SAL. Please inform the Notary Public that you require your documents to be legalised after notarisation and authentication.
  • 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.
Where can I legalise my documents?
  • For legalisation of documents in Singapore, you can do so at SAL’s office at 1 Coleman Street #08-06 The Adelphi Singapore 179803.
  • The counter will be closed on weekends and public holidays. You are not required to be personally present at SAL to legalise your documents. You may appoint a proxy to complete the legalisation on your behalf. No authorisation letter is required.
  • For legalisation of documents overseas, you may contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission
Legalisation Fees
  • A fee of S$10.70 (including GST) is chargeable for each document legalised.
  • A photocopying fee of $1.07 is payable for every Certified True Copy legalised (regardless of the number of pages). This is a flat fee.
  • Legalisation fee will be WAIVED for all notarised documents. Please inform your notary public that you require your documents to be legalised after notarisation.
Type of Service Fee
Legalisation fee - Certified true copy (photocopy) $10.70
Photocopying fee for certified true copy $   1.07
Legalisation fee – Certified true signature (original) $10.70
Legalisation fee – Certified true document (original) $10.70