Appointments are now required for notary services. To make an appointment, please visit the U.S. Citizens Services Appointment System.
U.S. Consular Officers may provide specific notarial services authorized by relevant U.S. law and Department of State policy for all U.S. citizens. In addition, they can provide services for any person regardless of nationality so long as the document being notarized is required for use within the jurisdiction of the United States and is authorized by relevant U.S. law.
Authentications certify the official seal, signature and/or authority of foreign officials who perform an official act with regard to a document that is to be used in the United States. On September 16, 2021, the Singapore Academy of Law began issuing Apostille Certificates as authentication or “legalisation” of Singaporean documents to be used in other countries, including the United States. The U.S. Embassy does not authenticate documents that already bear an Apostille from the Singapore Academy of Law. For information on authentication of Singaporean documents, please visit the Singapore Academy of Law webpage on Commissioners for Oaths & Notaries Publics, which includes a link to the FAQ on apostilles and authentications.
The current fee for a Notarial seal is US$50. For each additional seal required whether it is within the same document or a separate document, the fee is an additional US$50 per seal. Fees are payable in equivalent Singapore dollars. Credit cards (Visa, American Express, Diner’s Club and Discover) are accepted. However, U.S. currency, personal checks and Singapore NET cards are NOT accepted. The current consular exchange rate is USD $ 1.00 = SGD $ 1.40.
Individual Tax Number (ITIN) Applications:
The IRS is implementing significant changes made to the ITIN program under the PATH Act of 2015. The new law means that any ITIN not used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three years will no longer be valid as of January 1, 2017 for use on a tax return unless the taxpayer renews the ITIN. In addition, all ITINs issued prior to 2013 will begin to expire this year and taxpayers will need to renew them.
The first pre-2013 ITINs that will expire are those with middle digits of 78 and 79 (Example: 9XX-78-XXXX). The renewal period for these ITINs began October 1, 2016. The IRS began to mail letters to this group of taxpayers in August to inform them of the need to renew their ITINs in order to file a tax return, and explain the renewal steps. The IRS will announce the schedule for expiration and renewal of ITINs that do not have middle digits of 78 and 79 at a future date.
If taxpayers have an expired ITIN, not renewed before filing a tax return next year, they might face a refund delay and be ineligible for certain tax credits, such as the Child Tax Credit and the American Opportunity Tax Credit, until they renew the ITIN. More information is available on the ITIN page at IRS.gov.
U.S. law precludes the provision of notarial services in certain cases. Among others, consular officers may not provide notarial services in connection with:
Please visit the National Center for Health Statistics webpage Where to Write for Vital Records for state specific information on how to request copies of vital records.
For documents to be used in Singapore please consult a local notary public. For documents to be used in another jurisdiction, such as Malaysia or Thailand, you may wish to consult with the corresponding authorities in that jurisdiction or the local representative.
Notarial Services Checklist (click here for the form) (PDF 190KB)
In order to receive notarial services from the Consular Section, please:
Note: If you wish to have your signature witnessed as well as notarized, you will need to provide your own witnesses. ACS employees are NOT allowed to act as witnesses for notarizations.
Refusal of Notarial Services
Please be aware that notarial services may be refused when:
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