China - Apostille with Notarised Documents and Legalisation in the Chinese Embassy
What is an Apostille?
An Apostille is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries other than the UK.
The Notarisation of Documents is usually carried out by a UK Solicitor or Notary.
To Apostille a document a Notary will apply a seal to the affidavit which is attached to the documents. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will then attach an apostille to the documents, this confirms that the Notary’s signature and seal has been recognised and certified.
Why use an Apostille?
Once a document has had an Apostille attached the authenticity of the signatures and seals on the documents will be confirmed. The apostille with notarised documents can then be presented to any country which recognises the Apostille.
The receiving party (could be an individual, business or government body) should then accept the signatures or seals on the apostille, which will allow your documents to be treated as genuine documents without further evidence or proof required.
What can be included in my Apostille?
You can apply for 1 or several documents to be apostilled, including:
• Certificate of Incorporation
• Memorandum of Association
• Articles of Association
• Certificate of Good Standing
• Current Appointments Report
• And many more!
You can include as many documents as you like in your Apostille, the charge will not increase.
When you are in the process of placing your order you are able to indicate what documents you would like including in your Apostille.
What is Chinese Embassy?
To allow a document to be accepted in the People’s Republic of China you will be required to have the documents Apostilled and then legalised in the Chinese Embassy.
To allow the document to be legalised in the Chinese Embassy you must ensure that ‘Hong Kong’ or ‘Taiwan’ are not mentioned on any of the documents.