Notary Public Singapore
“The firm packages most of its legal services with an all-inclusive fixed fee that is affordable for all.”
The Straits Times
Our Notary Public are qualified advocates and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore, who are appointed by The Board of Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public. We offer a wide range of notarial services to both businesses and individuals, which include authenticating and certifying a variety of documents to be used overseas:
- Issue Notarial Certificates
- Arrange for authentication by Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)
- Arrange for Apostille and legalisation
- Statutory Declarations
- Attest and Witness execution of documents
- Certify true copies of original documents
- Written Statements
- Application Forms
- Company documents
- Certificates of Incorporation
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Powers of Attorney eg in respect of purchases and sales of properties overseas
- Property documents for use abroad
- Change of name deed poll
- Identity card
- Driving licence
- Educational certificates
- Academic Transcripts
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Death certificate
Please contact PKWA today for Notary Public Services:
How much will it cost?
- Notary Public fees are fixed by the Notaries Public Rules (Cap 208, R1).
- SAL Authentication fee $85.60 (include GST).
- SAL Legalisation fee $10.70 (include GST) will be waived for all notarised documents.
- Additional fees for transport, delivery and collection of documents to SAL $150
- Additional fees (if applicable) for transport, delivery and collection of documents to the relevant foreign missions in Singapore.
- Optional – Fees for other work such as translation of foreign language documents, interpretation, transport and courier service are not prescribed and reasonable charges apply. We will assist you to get a quotation of translation fees payable for foreign language documents.
Frequently asked questions
What is Notarisation?
Notarisation is the act of a notary public authenticated by his signature and official seal, certifying the due execution in his presence of a deed, contract or other writing, or verifying some fact.
What is Legalisation?
Legalisation is the authentication by the embassy or consulate, located in the country of the notary public, of the country in which the document is to be used, ie it is the official attestation of the origins of a document. Therefore, a document executed in Singapore for use in Australia would be legalised by the Australian High Commission/Embassy in Singapore and a document executed in Australia for use in Singapore would be legalised by the Singapore High Commission/Embassy in Australia.
Why is there a need for notarisation and authentication?
If a client intend to use a document overseas, then the recipient/local authorities/embassy of that country may require it to be legalised before it can be considered valid in the country where the client’s documents are to be used.
Are legalisation requirements standard or the same in every country?
No, each country has its own legalisation requirements determined by the type of document being legalised and its intended use.
Is it mandatory to notarise ALL private documents (non-government issued) for use overseas?
Legalisation is not compulsory and the need for notarisation is determined entirely by the party receiving the documents.
Is a notarised document without an SAL authentication certificate/Apostille valid for use overseas if the receiving authority does not require an Authentication Certificate/Apostille?
A notarised document without an authentication certificate/Apostille by SAL is INVALID for use overseas.
What is the processing time for the authentication by SAL?
The notarised documents will be processed on-the-spot, over the counter and returned immediately after processing.
Do I need to submit the documents for authentication in person?
No. A representative may submit the document for authentication on your behalf.
How can I verify the authenticity of the notarised and authenticated documents?
Any recipient of the system-generated notarised document will be able to search and verify the authenticity of the notarised documents via a search register at https://legalisation.sal.sg/.
Can I submit my documents to SAL or to any embassy without binding the documents in the SAL prescribed format?
No. A Notarial Certificate must be issued for ALL documents notarised by a Notary Public and be bound by a Red Ribbon in the SAL prescribed format. This is mandatory regardless of any embassy requirement. A notarised document that does not conform to the prescribed format is invalid.
Can a notary public issue one single notarial certificate for multiple documents?
Rule 8 of the Notaries Public Rules (Cap 208, R1) states that it is mandatory for all notaries public to issue a Notarial Certificate for each document attested by the notary public. For multiple copies of the same document, a separate Notarial Certificate is required for each copy. The only exception applies for Certified True Copies.