1. Where to apply for a certificate?
Birth. For a Certificate of Extract from Register of Births, apply at:
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
Registry of Births & Deaths
10 Kallang Road #03-00
Tel: 6391 6341
Marriage. For a Certified copy of an entry in a Marriage Register, apply at:
Registry of Marriages (ROM)
7 Canning Rise
Tel: 6338 7808
Family Court of Singapore
3 Havelock Square, Singapore 059725
Tel: 6435 5110
2. Where to authenticate the certificate?
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consular Service Counter
Tel: 6379 8000
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 9.00am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Saturdays: 9.00am to 12.30pm
For more information on legalisation procedures at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore, go to http://www.mfa.gov.sg and click on Consular Information --> Legalisation of Documents.
3. Where to translate the certificate?
The Embassy of Belgium does not translate any document except Belgian driving licenses (not the international driving licence). All other documents have to be translated by a translation company recognised by the Embassy. Please click here for the list of translators.
We will return the original translation returned to you, so that you can use it for example for the transcription in Belgium.
4. To know the cost of the legalisation and translation at the Embassy, please consult the list of Consular Fees
We strongly advise the transcription of foreign civil status certificates such as birth and marriage certificates because only then you will be able to obtain copies or extracts of the certificate in Belgium. Without the transcription you will have to revert to the issuing authority in Singapore or elsewhere, even if you had duly registered the information with the Embassy.
The certificates can be transcribed in the civil status registers of the Municipality of your domicile, or of your first abode after your return to Belgium. If you are neither domiciled nor resident in Belgium, you can have the certificate transcribed in the civil status registers of the municipality of your most recent domicile in Belgium or of the municipality where your parents were domiciled or of the municipality of your birthplace in Belgium or, in the absence thereof, in the City of Brussels.
You should contact the relevant authority in Belgium to know the requirements for the transcription.
In most cases, you will be requested to submit a translated and legalized extract issued within the last 6 months. We will return to you the original legalized documents, together with the translation, so that it can be used for transcription in Belgium.
The transcription can be done by someone else on your behalf. In some cases, the Municipality will accept the submission of the request and documents by post.