Legalisations

CIBTvisas offers fast, easy, and secure processing of document legalisation services.

Legalisation is the official process of document authentication granted by international governments. If your travels require the use of a Singapore public document in an overseas country, you may find that the local authorities require it to be legalised before it can be used.  Each country has its own legalisation requirements which are determined by the type of document being legalised and its intended use.  Your document must be legalised by both the Singapore Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and in many cases, also at the embassy of the foreign country in order for it to be considered genuine.

Documents requiring legalisation services can include:

Academic Certificates
Birth, Civil Partnership, and Marriage Certificates
Business Contracts
Certificates of Incorporation
Certificate of No Impediment
Documents from British Overseas Territories
Export Certificates
Religious Documents

CIBTvisas can obtain document legalisations in as little as one day.  We will collect your documents and submit them to the FCO and appropriate embassy on your behalf.  Print, fill out and sign the order form and return it to CIBTvisas and we will begin processing your order.

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To learn more about CIBTvisas’s legalisation services email legalisations@uk.cibt.com or call +65 6603 1096.

The Hague Convention

The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents is an international agreement that took place in The Hague, Netherlands in 1961.  This agreement eliminated the need for additional legalisation requirements for document use between nations.  The Hague Convention provides that an Apostille is the only form of legalisation required for travel between participating countries.  An Apostille is an official stamp issued by the Foreign Commonwealth Office stating that your documents are genuine. 

These countries are members of the Hague Convention

Albania

Ecuador

Lithuania

St. Kitts and St. Nevis

Andorra

Estonia

Macao

St. Lucia

Argentina

Fiji

Macedonia

Samoa

Armenia

Finland

Malawi

San Marino

Australia

France

Malta

Serbia

Austria

Georgia

Marshall Islands

Seychelles

Azerbaijan

Germany

Mauritius

Slovakia

Bahamas

Greece

Mexico

Slovenia

Barbados

Grenada

Moldova

South Africa

Belarus

Honduras

Moldova

Spain

Belgium

Hong Kong

Montenegro

Suriname

Belize

Hungary

Namibia

Swaziland

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Iceland

Netherlands

Sweden

Botswana

India

New Zealand

Switzerland

Brunei Darussalam

Ireland

Niue

Tonga

Bulgaria

Israel

Northern Ireland

Trinidad and Tobago

Colombia

Italy

Norway

Turkey

Cook Islands

Japan

Panama

Ukraine

Cost Rica

Kazakhstan

Peru

UK

Croatia

Korea, Republic of

Poland

USA

Cyprus

Latvia

Portugal

Venezuela

Czech Republic

Lesotho

Romania

 

Denmark

Liberia

Russian Federation

 

Dominica

Liechtenstein

 

 

Foreign Office Apostille Services

When carrying documents abroad, an Apostille stamp is required to ensure the authenticity of your official documents.  Apostilles are the official seal of the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) certifying your documents as genuine.  CIBTvisas can obtain an Apostille on your behalf.  We will collect your documents and submit them to the FCO for authentication.

The following list of documents can receive an Apostille from the FCO:

Affidavits

Association of Police Chief Officer

Birth Certificates

Civil Partnership & Marriage Certificates

Death Certificates

Declarations

Disclosure Documents

Divorce Certificates

Documents from HM Revenue and Customs

Export Certificates

Certificates of No Impediment

Certificates of Incorporation

Change of Name Deed Polls

Documents from British Overseas Territories

Foreign Documents

Foreign Language Translations of Singapore Documents

Medical Documents

National Identification Certificates

Notarial Acts

Passports

Pet Travel Schemes

Powers of Attorney

Religious Documents

Singapore Court Documents

Singapore Crown Dependency Documents

Singapore Educational Documents

Wills

Receive an Apostille from the FCO certifying your documents as genuine.   Print, fill out and sign the order form and return it to CIBTvisas and we will begin processing your order. CIBTvisas can obtain an Apostille in as little as one day. 

To learn more about CIBTvisas’s Apostille services email legalisations@uk.cibt.com or call +65 6603 1096.

Notarisation Services

Notarisation is the process of verifying the authenticity of facts set out in a document. Documents to be used in other countries often require notarisation before they are presented for use.  CIBTvisas provides notarisation services to assure that your important documents are considered valid and legal in the country they are intended for.

To learn more about CIBTvisas’s Notarisation services email legalisations@uk.cibt.com or call +65 6603 1096.

News and Alerts

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