How to Apply for Authentication
Documents issued in Singapore to be used in China should be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy in Singapore before they are sent to China.
A. Procedures are as follows:
a. Send documents issued in Singapore, such as Affidavit, Declaration, Power of Attorney, etc. to be notarized first by a local Notary Public and then to be authenticated by the Singapore Academy of Law.
b. Send documents issued by Singapore government, such as Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, No Criminal Record to be authenticated directly by Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
c. Send the documents authenticated by Singapore Academy of Law or Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be authenticated by Chinese Embassy in Singapore..
a. One certificate contains one document only. One certificate contains several documents will not accepted for authentication.
b. Documents issued in China, such as Passport, Registration of Company will not accepted for authentication.
c. Documents issued by other country should be authenticated by the Embassy of concerned country in Singapore first and then to be authenticated by Chinese Embassy in Singapore.
d. Application for authentication of true translation of Singapore Passport, IC, Diploma, etc. should apply for authentication of true copy of Singapore Passport, IC, Diploma, etc. at the same time.
e. Application will not be accepted if the contents of document are against Chinese laws.
f. The Chinese Embassy authenticates only the officials' signature and the seal of Singapore Academy of Law or Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will not responsible for the contents of the documents.
g. Documents authenticated by Singapore Academy of Law or Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chinese Embassy should be in its original shape. Applicants should not take apart the original documents (notarized or authenticated) or stitch some other pages to the original documents, and should bear all responsibility aroused.
a. One completely filled out application form.
b. Original and copy of the document to be authenticated
c. Original and copy of passport or IC of the applicant. If the application is submitted by agent,
copy of the owner of the document, original and copy of passport or IC of the agent are required.
C. Pickup and Fees:
Applications can generally be picked up on the fourth working day from the date of submitting.
Authentication fees are S$30 per civil document and S$60 per commercial and business document .
Rush application can be picked up on the second working day and additional S$35 will be charged.