The British Council in Singapore provides just the certification service, which confirms that the photocopy is a true copy of the original document. Do note that the British Council does not accept any responsibility for confirming the authenticity of the original document, as is required for legal processes, which includes verification, legalisation, work permit and visa application.
At the moment we do not provide verification and legalisation service.
When applying to a UK institution, these institutions would usually request for original versions of the academic documents. Applicants, who are concerned in sending the original academic documents via international mail, may wish to use our service to provide institutions with certified true photocopies instead.
Our service could also be used by those who are using their UK academic documents to apply to a non-UK institution. However, before making an appointment with us, do check that the institution you are applying to is agreeable to have British Council certify your document. As we do not check the authenticity of the original document presented to us, our service may not meet the institution’s requirement.
This service is only available by appointment made with the signatory.
To have your documents certified, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Email us to schedule an appointment, at least three working days in advance.
Please wait for an email to confirm or propose a substitute date.
Step 2: Print and complete the Certification Request Form.
Step 3: Bring the following to the Napier Road Centre at the scheduled time:
- Your original documents*^
- Completed Certification Request Form
- Copies of the documents to be certified, printed on a single side of the paper
- Payment of S$4 (inclusive of GST) per single sided copy
Step 4: Payment to be made immediately to the cashier, after the certification process is completed. Acceptable mode of payment: cheque, cash, nets and credit cards.
While receipt will not be automatically issued, you can ask for one from the service staff.
*If the original document is not in English, please provide the original notarial translation in English.
^Please take note of the list of documents that cannot be certified.