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Certify True Copy Singapore

April 26, 2023
By singaporenotary
In Singapore, it is often necessary to have certified true copies of important documents such as identification papers [NRIC / Passport], academic certificates, and other legal documents. These certified copies serve as official proof of the authenticity of the original documents, and are commonly required for legal or administrative purposes. To obtain a certified true copy, the original document must be presented to an authorised certifier, who will compare the copy to the original and certify that the copy is a true and accurate representation of the original. The certifier will then affix their signature and official stamp or seal onto the copy.

Who Can Certify a True Copy in Singapore?

Under Singapore law, only certain individuals are authorised to certify true copies. These include:
  • A notary public
  • A lawyer
  • A certified public accountant
  • A government official
  • A Justice of the Peace
In addition to these authorised individuals, some organisations and institutions may also be authorised to certify true copies. For example, banks may certify true copies of identity documents for their customers. It is important to note that the person certifying the true copy must be satisfied that the copy is a true and accurate representation of the original document. They may ask to see the original document, and may refuse to certify a copy if they are not satisfied of its authenticity.

How to Obtain a Certified True Copy in Singapore?

To obtain a certified true copy, you will need to bring the original document and the copy to the certifier, along with any required identification documents. The certifier will then compare the copy to the original and certify the copy if they are satisfied that it is a true and accurate representation of the original. It is important to note that there may be fees associated with obtaining a certified true copy, and these fees may vary depending on the certifier and the type of document being certified. Certified true copies are important documents that serve as official proof of the authenticity of important documents in Singapore. Only authorised individuals and organisations can certify true copies, and it is important to ensure that the copy is a true and accurate representation of the original document.

Cost of various notarisation services

Notarisation fees are fixed across all Notary Publics in Singapore. Despite the fees being fixed you may find some differences in quotes from various vendors for certain aspects. For example, some vendors may charge fees for taking your notarised document to SAL for authentication whilst others will not. Other aspects such as courier fees and translation where applicable may differ by vendor. Below is the fees we work from:
Notarial service Fees payable
Notarial execution by one party for one document $40.00
For a second party to the same document $20.00
For each additional party to the document $10.00
For each exhibit marked on or attached to the document $10.00
Authentication by SAL of a notarised document $86.40
Execution by a company with declaration and exhibit $150.00
Certified true copy documents: with a seal $10.00 first page, $5.00 for each subsequent page
Certified true copy documents: without a seal $5.00 first page, $5.00 for each subsequent page
Notarial certificate and seal $75.00
Statutory declaration for one party $40.00
Statutory declaration for a second party $20.00
Statutory declaration for each additional party $10.00
For each exhibit marked on or attached to the statutory declaration $10.00
If you require us to certify a true copy of a document kindly get in touch to arrange an appointment or get a quote.

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