Legalisation is the authentication by the embassy or consulate, located in the country of the Notary Public, of the country in which the document is to be used, i.e. the official attestation of the origins of a document.

Therefore, for example, a document executed in Singapore for use in France would be legalised by the French Embassy in Singapore, and a document executed in France for use in Singapore would be legalised by the Singapore Embassy in France. The formality of legalisation is also known in the United States and some other countries as “consularisation”.

Before approaching our Notary Public, you should first approach the embassy or consulate in Singapore on its procedures for legalisation, as each has its own rules and procedures.