Non-government documents (foreign / private / company documents) must be first referred to a Singapore Notary Public for notarisation and then to the Singapore Academy of Law (1 Supreme Court Lane, Level 4, Singapore 178879, Tel: 63324388 / Fax: 63344940) for certification before presenting documents at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for legalisation (legalization).

Commercial documents such as Invoices, Bills of Sales, Certificates of Origin, Fumigation certificates, etc should be certified or seen by any of the four Chambers of Commerce (International, Chinese, Indian & Malay) or the Singapore Manufacturers’ Association before presenting to MFA for legalisation.