What are Notarial services?
Notarial services are legal processes. The law in most countries require that a signature on a document be witnessed or other procedures applied before the document can be used for legal purposes or in a court of law.
Notarial services include:
- Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage
- Certifying copies of original documents
- Witnessing signatures on certain documents
- Affidavits, oaths and affirmations
- Binding documents presented for authentication.
We provide these services where the documents are Australian in origin or for use in, or requested by, Australian organisations.
Alternative Providers of Notarial Services
A Consular Officer is not a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Notary Public.
Please check with the recipient of your document/s whether a signature by a Consular Officer is an acceptable substitute for a JP or Notary Public. If the end recipient of your document specifies that it must be signed/witnessed by a Notary Public, please contact the Singapore Society of Notaries at http://www.notaries.org.sg for a listing of Notaries in Singapore.
You may also wish to investigate whether your document can be witnessed by another professional in Singapore (for instance a local doctor or accountant), including one who may also have accreditation in Australia, for instance an Australian Chartered Accountant living in Singapore.