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Singapore Academy of Law provides authentication services for the signatures of Notaries Public appointed in Singapore by virtue of Rule 12 of the Singapore Academy of Law Rules.

All documents that require notarisation by a Notary Public in Singapore will have to be authenticated by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL).

The following payments are payable at the Notary Public’s office:

  • Notarisation Fee to the Notary Public; and
  • Authentication Fee of $85.60 (incl of GST) to the Singapore Academy of Law.

Your Notary Public will issue the Notarial Certificate upon payment of the Authentication Fee.

(If Legalisation of your notarised documents are also required, please inform your Notary Public so that a request for Legalisation may be made at the Notary Public’s office.)

Once the Notarisation is complete, please make an appointment at https://calendly.com/authentication/authentication before proceeding to the SAL Counter for SAL’s authentication. The SAL Counter is located at:

The Adelphi
1 Coleman Street #08-06
Singapore 179803

All documents are to be submitted during the operating hours as follows by making an appointment at https://calendly.com/authentication/authentication:

Mondays - Fridays 9:00am to 4:30pm

Eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year9:00am to 12:30pm

Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays Closed

Any recipient of the notarised document will be able to search and verify the authenticity of the notarised and authenticated documents via a search register at https://legalisation.sal.sg/.

From 20 January 2021, SAL provides service for the legalisation of public documents.

  • Notarised documents
    • If you require your notarised document to be legalised, please inform your Notary Public.
    • Legalisation fees will be WAIVED for all notarised documents.
  • Other non-government documents
    • Besides notarised documents, SAL 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.
  • Government documents
    • 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 documents at the SAL counter for photocopies to be made by SAL counter staff.
    • 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.
    • We may be unable to ‘Certify True Signature (CTS)’ 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 (CTC)’ or a ‘Certified True Document (CTD)’ will be provided by the SAL officer in place of a ‘Certified True Signature’.

      Members of the public who require legalisation service will have to:

      • submit an online request at https://legalisation.sal.sg/;
      • make payment online by Visa or MasterCard; and
      • book an appointment to legalise documents at SAL:
        • once your online request has been successfully submitted and payment has been made, please proceed to book an appointment with SAL by clicking “Appointment Booking”;
        • an Email Confirmation with the Invoice will be sent to your registered email address;
        • on your appointment day, please produce a copy of the Email Confirmation and Invoice when you present your documents for legalisation at the SAL Office. Alternatively, you may flash the QR code on the Invoice.

      The following payments are payable. Payment by Visa or MasterCard will have to be made online at
      https://legalisation.sal.sg/:

      • A Legalisation Fee of S$10.70 (including GST) is chargeable for each document legalised.
      • For requests for legalisation of Certified True Copies, a photocopying fee of $1.00 is payable for every Certified True Copy legalised (regardless of the number of pages). This is a flat fee.
      • Legalisation fees will be WAIVED for all notarised documents. Please inform your Notary Public that you require your documents to be legalised after notarisation.

All documents are to be submitted during the operating hours as follows by making an appointment at https://legalisation.sal.sg/:

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 Closed

Any recipient of the notarised document will be able to search and verify the authenticity of the notarised and authenticated documents via a search register at https://legalisation.sal.sg/.

Refund Policy
SAL reserves the right not to issue any refund for payment(s) made for Authentication or Legalisation Services once the online request has been submitted to SAL.

Singapore Academy of Law is the statutory body that appoints Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public who practise in Singapore.

COMMISSIONERS FOR OATHS

Commissioners for oaths who are advocates and solicitors are only competent to take any affidavit or affirmation or for the swearing of executors and administrators and of taking and receiving Statutory Declarations in accordance with ss 68(2)(c)(ii), 68(2)(c)(v) and 68(2)(d) of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Cap322)

Commissioners for oaths who are officers in the employment of Government ministries, departments, statutory boards, Government-linked companies and employees of designated non-profit organisations are eligible to take and receive the documents specified in Schedule I of their applications and subject to such other limitations as the Senate of the Academy may determine or as may be stated in the certificate of appointment.

Commissioners for oaths who are court interpreters may administer oaths in accordance with Section 68 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Cap322), subject to such other limitations as the Senate of the Academy may determine or as may be stated in the certificate of appointment.

NOTARIES PUBLIC

A notary public's duty is to attest deeds, contracts, and other instruments that are to be used abroad and to give a certificate of the due execution of such documents duly authenticated by his signature and notarial seal. Unlike commissioners for oaths, a notary public is in a position to witness a document signed in front of him which is in a foreign language.

The Notaries Public Act (Cap 208) expressly provides that every notary public shall have and may exercise within Singapore all powers and functions which are ordinarily exercised by notaries public in England. Without prejudice to the generality of the powers and functions, the practical functions of a notary public follow those applicable in England, with some variations, and are principally as follows: -

a. Administer any oath or affirmation in connection with any affidavit or statutory declaration which is executed-

  • For the purpose of confirming or proving the due execution of any document;
  • By any master or member of the crew of any vessel in respect of any matter concerning the vessel; or
  • For the purpose of being used in any court or place outside Singapore;

b. Take or attest any affidavit or statutory declaration referred in (a). These shall not include the power to administer any oaths or affirmation in connection with any affidavit or statutory declaration which is executed for the purpose of being used in any court or place within Singapore.

Click here for more information on the appointment criteria for applying to become a Commissioner for Oaths and/or Notary Public.