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NOTARY IN THE EAST

 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Witnessing the execution of documents

  • Witnessing the execution of Powers of Attorney and other legal documents

  • Administration of oaths for Affidavits and Declarations for use abroad

  • Certifying originals and true copies of documents (e.g. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Driving Licences, Passports, Educational Certificates and Corporate Documents)

  • Submission of documents to Singapore Academy of Law for authentication *

  • Submission of documents to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for legalisation *

  • Submission of documents to Foreign Embassies for legalisation *

  • Note : Authentication and/or Legalisation will be handled separately by law firm Ravindran Associates LLP who will charge seperately.

 

NOTARIAL FEES

Notarial Fees are in accordance with the First Schedule to the Notary Public Rules.

With effect from 15 February 2017, it is mandatory by law for a Notary Public to issue a Notarial Certificate for documents attested to or certified as true copies by a Notary Public.

NOTARIAL EXECUTION BY ONE PERSON TO ANY DOCUMENT

$40

Examples are: Affidavits or Statutory Declarations for use abroad, Power of Attorneys for certain countries. Items to bring along: NRIC/Passport, document to be signed before Notary

FOR A SECOND PARTY TO THE SAME DOCUMENT

Additional $20

This is where a second person needs to sign the document

FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PARTY TO THE DOCUMENT

Additional $10

Additional costs for witnessing additional parties signing the document

FOR EACH EXHIBIT MARKED ON OR ATTACHED TO SUCH STATUTORY DECLARATION, AFFIDAVIT OR DOCUMENT

$10

These are usually the exhibits attached to an affidavit or Statutory Declaration

EXECUTION BY COMPANY OR CORPORATION WITH DECLARATION AND EXHIBIT

$150

Items to bring: ACRA Search of Company, M&A of Company, Any board resolutions authorising party signing, Company Seal or stamp (as the case may be), NRIC/Passport

CERTIFYING AS TRUE COPY FOR EACH PAGE OF DOCUMENT

$10/$2

The first page (where Notarial Seal is required) is charged at $10. Subsequent pages are charged at $2. Please bring along original document.

EACH NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE

$75

With effect from 15 February 2017, it is mandatory by law for a Notary Public to issue a Notarial Certificate for documents attested to or certified as true copies by a Notary Public even if the Certificate is not required.

SAL AUTHENTICATION FEE (PER NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE)

$85.60

Please note: The above rates do not include fees which may be charged by the law firm, the individual embassies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs if the document requires legalisation and the transport charges going from location to location.

 
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FAQ

 

WHO IS A NOTARY PUBLIC?

A Notary Public is a senior lawyer with at least 15 years of experience practicing in Singapore, be at least 40 years old, and who has been appointed and approved to act as a Notary Public by the Senate of Singapore Academy of Law, as per the Notaries Public Rules of Singapore. The Notaries Public Act Chapter 208, Section 8 sets out the rules with regards to the regulation of the services that the Notary Public undertakes. The Notary Public acts as an independent and neutral party, performing the function of notarising documents for overseas usage. Overseas institution such as foreign banks, government agencies, educational sector and lawyers may require the assurance that the documents submitted are certified as genuine and properly executed

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE WHICH I DON'T NEED?

With effect from 17th February 2017, it is compulsory for a Notary Public under the amended Notary Public Rules to issue a Notarial Certificate for all documents witnessed or certified, even if you are not submitting your document(s) to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign Embassy for legalisation or the foreign recipient does not require such Notarial Certificate.

WHY CAN'T I OBTAIN MY DOCUMENTS IMMEDIATELY?

With effect from 17th February 2017, it is compulsory for a Notary Public under the amended Notary Public Rules to issue a Notarial Certificate for all documents witnessed or certified.
As time is required to prepare the Notarial Certificate (especially for witnessing signatures), it is usual to allow some time for it to be prepared. However, it is possible in some instances (e.g. CTC) to email the documents ahead of time and just bring the originals when collecting.

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY SAL AUTHENTICATION FEES WHEN I DON'T NEED IT?

Pursuant to the Singapore Academy of Law (Amendment) Rules 2019 and Notaries Public (Amendment) Rules 2019, which take effect on 1 October 2019, the Notarial Certificate can only be issued via SAL’s e-Register upon payment of the authentication fee of $85.60. We are obligated to collect this amount on behalf of SAL. This procedure is required even if you are not submitting your document(s) to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign Embassy or the foreign recipient does not require SAL authentication.

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If you would like a quote as to how much Notarisation would cost or make an appointment, just email me (Paul), leave me a message here or WhatsApp me (click link below) at

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