Documents for use abroad may need to go through a process of Legalisation. Singapore Academy of Law provides authentication services for the signatures of Notaries Public appointed in Singapore by virtue of Section 8(1) of the Notaries Public Rules.

For authentication of the signature of the Notary Public, please submit your documents together with the Notarial Certificate to:

Singapore Academy of Law
1 Coleman Street #08-06
The Adelphi
Singapore 179803

All documents are to be submitted during the operation hours as follows:

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


Collection of documents and fees payable to the Singapore Academy of Law for the authentication of the signature of a Notary Public:

Type of Service Collection Fees (inclusive of GST)

Normal Service

After 2.00 pm of the next working day from date of submission
of documents


Express Service
(Submission time:9.00am to 3.00pm)

On same working day as the date of submission of documents
(except on Eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year)


The fees are payable upon submission of documents.

The following modes of payment are accepted:

- Cheques payable to "Singapore Academy of Law"
- CashCard
- Master or Visa Credit/Debit Card


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

Commissioner for Oaths   Notaries Public
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).

  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.

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