Methods of Stamping

e-Stamping of property documents

You may use the 24 hours e-Stamping service to submit electronic stamping applications for:

  • Initial stamping of agreement or assignment with not more than 4 Purchasers;
  • Payment of deferred stamp duty;
  • Subsequent agreement or assignment;
  • Tenancy agreement with not more than 4 landlords and 4 tenants.

You can upload as many as 50 stamping requests at a time without inputting them one by one on screen.

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Conventional stamping

For all types of instruments including property documents and those relating to stock transactions, you may present the original instrument with a stamping request and supporting documents at Stamp Office Counter. For tenancy agreement, the application can be sent by post.

Address and shroffing hours of Stamp OfficeCounter Service – Revised Stamping Procedures (U3/SOG/PN02)

Upon receipt of a stamping request with the required document(s) and payment, the Stamp Office will either issue a stamp certificate in respect of the instrument or impress a stamp on the document.

Paper application of property documents

You may submit an application for stamping without presenting the original instrument in respect of agreements and assignments, and tenancy agreements (other than cases presented for adjudication or accompanying with exemption, relief, remission or refund claim) in paper form at Stamp Office Counter. For tenancy agreement, the application can be sent by post.

Upon receipt of a stamping request and payment, the Stamp Office will issue a stamp certificate in respect of the instrument.

Sample format of a computer-issued Stamp CertificateSample format of a manually issued Stamp Certificate

You can refer to the following Stamping Procedures and Explanatory Notes for details:

Stamping of Agreements and Assignments (IRSD120)Stamping of Tenancy Agreement (IRSD119)Stamping of Shares Transfer (U3/SOG/PN04)
Last review date: March 2016