Document legalisation and certification

Document legalisation and certification

Document legalisation

All official documents issued in the Republic of Singapore can be recognised in Russia only after legalisation by the Russian Consular Office.

First of all the documents will need to be legalised by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

All documents issued by the Singapore Government Departments (e.g. ACRA, IRAS, Registry of Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates and Educational Certificates from local government schools) must be directly legalised by MFA as originals (not as a “certified copy”).

Computer-generated documents e.g. IRAS and ACRA documents, must be certified by the issuing authority first before presenting to the MFA for legalisation (please see examples of duly prepared ACRA documents – BizFile first page, BizFile last page, Certificate of incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Certificate of good standing.

Non-government documents (private or company documents) must be first referred to a Notary Public (any law firm offering notarial services) for notarisation and then to the Singapore Academy of Law for certification before the documents can be presented at MFA for legalisation.

Commercial documents such as invoices, certificates of origin, bills of sales, fumigation certificates, etc. must be certified or seen by any of the four Chambers of Commerce (International, Chinese, Indian or Malay) or the Singapore Manufacturers’ Association before presenting to the MFA for legalisation.

The processing time for legalisation at the Russian Consulate is usually one working day (next day collection).

Consular fee for one document is:

  • Fee is 76 SGD.
Global Singapore’s admin fee is 68 SGD.

Notary certification of documents

The Consular office has the authority to notarise, in accordance to the Russian legislation, the documents to be submitted in Russia (such as Power of Attorney, Russian-English translation endorsement, copy endorsement, signature endorsement etc.).

All documents submitted for notarisation must be in Russian or have a Russian translation. The applicant must prove their identity with the original passport and an ID card.

The processing time at the Russian consulate is usually the same working day.

Consular fee* for non-Russian nationals:

  • Power of Attorney is 84-168 SGD;
  • Endorsement of translation from English into Russian is 63 SGD per one page of original text;
  • Endorsement of translation from Russian into English 88 SGD per one page of original text;
  • Signature endorsement is 25 SGD;
  • True copy endorsement is 38 SGD per one page of original text.
Global Singapore’s admin fee is 68 SGD.

* All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.


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