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Notary Services by the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore’s Consular Division offers notarial services similar to those offered by public notaries back in the Philippines. Notarial acts are performed on legal documents and instruments by a consular official from the Philippine Embassy for legal use back in our home country.

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore can be located at 20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395. Office hours are from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm, from Mondays to Fridays except on holidays (both in Singapore and the Philippines).

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Notary Services Offered by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore

The services offered by the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore include the following:

  • Acknowledgment

This service rendered by a consular official is the act of witnessing of the signing of a legal document which involves the signatory or signatories, for letters of authorization, deeds, contracts of sale, and special powers of attorney, among other things.

To avail this particular type of service, the principal signatory named in the document must perform the following:

  1. Prepare the complete legal document/s for signing. The principal should take note of the total number of pages for each document to be notarized;
  2. Be physically present at the Embassy for the signing of the documents;
  3. Produce a clear photocopy of any valid Philippine ID such as passport (information page) or any government-issued ID card (both sides of the card needed)
  4. Pay a notarial fee in cash priced at S$42.50 per document. Processing of documents usually takes two (2) business days.
  • Certification

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore also provides legal certification of certain documents to be used in the Philippines. The certification is necessary for compliance with the requirements of government agencies, private organizations, and other foreign embassies in Singapore.

The service entails the client to perform the following:

  1. Identify the type of certification needed.
  2. Provide all the necessary original documents to be certified as well as a clear photocopy of each document.
  3. Pay a notarial fee in cash priced at S$42.50 per document. Processing of documents usually takes two (2) business days.
  • Copy Certification

The Embassy can produce a certified true copy of any legal document that is neither considered a public record or a vital record. This includes the production of a certified true copy of a genuine Philippine passport.

However, a certified true copy of a single-page, genuine, and valid Philippine civil registry paper (birth and marriage certificates) or Philippine identity cards (SSS ID and Filipino driver’s license) will be produced only if any of these documents have been validated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Philippines.

The client in need of this service must:

  1. Bring the original document to be copy certified.
  2. Pay a notarial fee in cash priced at S$42.50 per document. Processing of documents usually takes two (2) business days.
  • Jurat

This refers to the consular witnessing of the authorization and affirmation of an oath, affidavit, petition, or a sworn statement. To avail of this service, the client must:

  1. Present the complete and authentic document for signing. The client should also take note of the total number of pages for each document to be notarized;
  2. Be physically present at the Embassy for the signing of the documents;
  3. Produce a clear photocopy of any valid Philippine ID such as passport (information page) or any government-issued ID card (both sides of the card needed)
  4. Pay a notarial fee in cash priced at S$42.50 per document. Processing of documents usually takes two (2) business days.
  • Oaths and Affirmation

The consul of the Philippine Embassy has the power to administer an oath in fulfilment of the official requirements for the issuance of some Philippine documents such as the Philippine professional license, Philippine dual citizenship, and documents for the renunciation of Filipino citizenship, among other things: The requirements to avail of this service entails the client to:

  1. Make a personal appearance at the Embassy for the oath-taking and for the signing of the necessary documentation.
  2. Pay a notarial fee in cash priced at S$42.50 per document. Processing of documents usually takes two (2) business days.
  • Translation

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore offers English translational services for documents issued by certain Philippine training and educational institutions written in Filipino.  To avail of this service, the client needs to:

  1. Bring the original training certificate or diploma and a photocopy of the document/s to be translated.
  2. Pay a notarial fee in cash priced at S$42.50 per document. Processing of documents usually takes two (2) business days.

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The Consular Section is among one of the many offices of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore which handles concerns related to passports, citizenship, and legalization of documents required in the Philippines, and provides important services as itemized above.