Authentication

Singapore Academy of Law provides authentication services for the signatures of Notaries Public appointed in Singapore by virtue of Rule 11A 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.:


(1) Notarisation Fee to the Notary Public; and
(2) 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.

Once the Notarisation is complete, please proceed to the SAL Counter and present the notarised document 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:


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 Legalisation.sal.sg.


Appointment

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.