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Where to certify my passport?

Postby Jayeff1384 » Sun, 22 Sep 2013 5:10 pm

My bank back at home in the UK require me to send them a certified copy of my passport (for a PPI claim). They say it should be stamped by a solicitor, does anyone know anywhere in Singapore providing this service? Tried searching on google but no joy, thanks in advance. J.

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 22 Sep 2013 6:50 pm

Search for notary, notarial services. There are plenty.

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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 22 Sep 2013 7:37 pm

You own countries embassy can usually do it for a sum.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 22 Sep 2013 9:46 pm

PNGMK wrote:You own countries embassy can usually do it for a sum.


They all cost a lot and embassies even more. But, PNGMK has a point. You should verify with the bank that they will take a Singapore notary. For example, for real estate transactions in the USA, a Singapore notary cannot be used.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:26 pm

Singapore is not a part of the Hague Convention (the USA is) but it is still possible to do in lieu of Apostille Certificates only the procedure is more complicated. Anyway, Real Estate (i.e. POA for selling) is a very specific case and for just certification of a copy of the passport a Notary Public should be good enough.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:24 am

PNGMK wrote:You own countries embassy can usually do it for a sum.


Check your bank. At least for the US (and I know you already said 'UK'), you can only use a certified copy from the US Embassy.

It's a long shot, but maybe one of the local banks here will make a notarized copy. A UK bank is more likely to trust a UK bank in Singapore's copy than some random uncle (TAN KEE SOON NOTARY CUM ESTATE AGENT CUM LAWYER CUM SHYSTER) with an office above the local chinese medicine shop next to the HDB hawker center.

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Postby katbh » Mon, 23 Sep 2013 6:26 am

I recently had to have my passport notarised for UK. A Singapore Notary is fine to do this. Most solicitors (even small firms) have a notary public and if they do not they will know someone near by as they will have been using one almost daily. Notarising a signature will usually set you back about $10 at a local solicitor. It takes them about 2 minutes. Look, sign, stamp. They will have an official stamp with their registration number which can be checked on the registrar of rolls.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 23 Sep 2013 2:06 pm

Some examples from experience:

* from personal experience, there's a small law office in The Adelphi that I used once. I forgot which one, though. Sorry.
* a colleague knows there are some in the Chinatown area (People's Park?)
* a friend once just googled "justice of the peace" and found a semi-retired judge to notarized some documents for him

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Postby Jayeff1384 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:06 am

Thanks for your respones guys, I got it done at Singapore Notary at Little India, 2 minute job, $10 :D


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