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The British High Commission Singapore maintains and develops relations between the UK and Singapore.

They encourage Singapore to look to the UK as a global partner of choice in trade, investment, science and research, and they help Singapore on low-carbon economic development. Every year, the British High Commission Singapore help about 100 UK companies gain a foothold in Singapore. They also work with Singapore to protect the national security of both countries, including through holding joint military exercises under the Five Power Defence Arrangements.

Find out more on their UK and Singapore news page, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/singapore/news.

The British High Commission Singapore provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Singapore. You can access UK Government services while in Singapore, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/singapore.


Urgent assistance

If you are in Singapore and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call (65) 6424 4200. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Singapore, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an Emergency Travel Document

You can apply for an Emergency Travel Document if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here: https://www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document.

If the person needing the Emergency Travel Document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than three weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you are not sure, check if you are a British citizen: https://www.gov.uk/check-british-citizenship.

If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British High Commission Singapore to apply for an Emergency Travel Document, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-singapore#contact-us.

 

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, the British High Commission Singapore are unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A list is available on the Singapore Academy of Law website: https://www.conp.sg/.

Documents originating in the United Kingdom

Documents issued in the UK can be legalised (i.e. confirm that a signature, stamp, or seal is from a UK public official) by the Legalisation Office in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised.

The British High Commission Singapore will not be able to legalise documents issued in the UK. These include British passports, marriage certificates, birth certificates, educational certificates, divorce certificates, power of attorney, contracts, etc.

A standard letter is available to confirm that they do not offer these services in Singapore: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/4365
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Documents originating in Singapore

Documents originating in Singapore do not have to be legalised by the British High Commission Singapore before they can be accepted in the UK.

Consular fees

The British High Commission Singapore charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Singapore here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/singapore-consular-fees.

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