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Notarisation, Apostille and Legalisation of Documents in Singapore – Our Expertise is Ready to Provide You the Detailed Guidance
Before your official documentation can be accepted for use abroad, it must undergo the notarisation, apostille and legalisation process in Singapore. The notarisation, apostille and legalisation of documents in Singapore are just some of the many services offered here at 3E Accounting. Every country will have its own legalisation requirements to determine the authenticity of documents. To have your documents legalised, you must first seek the advice of either a notary public or Lawyer in Singapore. They will issue a notary certificate for the original documents.
Legalisation of Documents in Singapore
The legalisation of documents in Singapore involves the process of authenticating the documents at either an embassy or a consulate. They must be located in the country where the document is going to be used, and the country where the notary public resides.
Legalised documents are an official testament to the origins of the document. A document which is executed in Singapore and intended for use in another country would have to be legalised by the foreign country’s embassy within Singapore. Similarly, a document executed in a foreign country and intended for use in Singapore will have to be legalised by the Singapore embassy located within that foreign country.
Examples of documents which may require legalisation include birth and marriage certificates, company registration certificates, AFP or state police checks, education documents, commercial documents and even private documents.
Notarisation and Apostille in Singapore
Notarisation involves the act of having a Notary Public authenticate your documents with either an Official Seal or their signature. In doing so, they are attesting or certifying to the due execution of the document in their presence. Notarised documents in Singapore are relevant if they intend to be used in other countries, and generally not required if you only intend to use your documents in Singapore.
An apostille on the other hand, is a certificate confirming and verifying that the signature and seal of the person who authenticated the document is genuine. Not all countries are able to issue Apostilles. Only countries who have took part in the signing of the Hague Convention will be able to do so, and since Singapore is not part of the Convention, therefore apostilles cannot be issued in Singapore.
3E Accounting can provide you with assistance on the notarisation, apostille and legalisation of documents in Singapore. Our long-standing reputation and years of expertise allow us to provide you with insightful and detailed guidance every step of the way so your documents can be sorted in a timely manner. Contact us today to set up an appointment.