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Singapore has joined the Apostille Convention

On January 18, 2021, Singapore officially joined the Apostille Convention of October 6, 1961, abolishing the requirement to legalize foreign official documents.

The apostille will be applied in the country from September 16, 2021 – the date of the official entry into force of the Convention for Singapore.

We remind that apostille is a standardized form for confirming the legality of a document, which is affixed to official documents issued in states joined the Convention for use abroad (in other countries that have ratified the Convention).

Thus, Singapore's accession to the Convention will significantly simplify the processing of documents and cross-border relations, both for individuals and for businesses. Now, official documents from Singapore will be accepted in more than 110 countries around the world, and apostilled documents from these countries will have legal force in Singapore.