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If you want to have your documents,certificates or evidence legalized in China or to be used in China, please contact our attorney for more information.

Documents, certificates or eveidence legalization in China:

Procedure:

1. To have your documents notarized. In China, Pulic Notary is a government agency rather than private legal body. You may be required to provide many supporting certificates, affidavets, license or other documents to apply for a notarization. You should tell the Public Notary which country you will bring the documents to use. We can assist you to complete the procedure, of course.

2. To have your documents endorsed by China Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You may not bring the documents to the MFA to be enforsed, since it doesn't open to individual persons or private legal bodies. Instead, you have to find an agent, such as our law firm, to submit your notarized documents to MFA. The MFA will affix a small sheet of paper on the back of your documents indicating that the document is true and genuine copies of the original.

3. To have your documents authenticated by the consulate of the foreigner country where you want to bring the documents to use. After the document has been endorsed by the MFA, the MFA will diliver the document directly to the consulate of the foreign country, so you don't have to deliver the document by yourself. The consulate of foreign country then will authenticate the document by put a stamp on the document and then return it to MFA. Finally the document will be return to us.

Costs:

1. Official fee will be around US150, depending on which country your are going to bring the document to use.

2. Attorney fee: we will normally charge your US$150-250 to assist you or represent you to accomplish this task.

Documents, certificates or eveidence legalization to Be Used in China:

Procedure:

If you want to have your documents legalization and bring to China to use, then you should refer to this part. Legalization procedure varies across the countries, meaning that you may follow different procedure according to which country you are in. Take USA for example, you are in USA, and you want to have your documents created in USA to be used in China, you should follow following procedures:

1.Sign before a notary public.
Certain government or court document can be certified directly by the Office of Secretary of State, like Court Decree, Marriage License, Birth Certificate, etc. Please contact Secretary of State Office of your state for details.

2.Certified by the Secretary of State Office (or Department of State) of the state where the document is executed. Some states require the notarized document to be sent to the notary public's county clerk for verification before presenting to the Office of Secretary of State. Please contact Secretary of State Office of the state where your document is executed for details.
Some states only certify government or court documents issued within last 1-2 years (e.g. Oklahoma).

3.Certified by the Chinese consulate. You must apply to the correct Chinese consulate which holds consular jurisdiction over your state.

Costs:

Again, costs vary from country to country. We are not able to represent you to complete the procedure, because we are Chinese lawyer / Chinese attorney. However, we may assist you to find related information by charging a small amount.

For more information, contact China lawyer, China attorney at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Mr. Peter Chu will answer your questions.

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