Finally, the decades of legalising documents through the Chinese Consulate, and more recently the China Visa Application Service Centre, are now over. Since 7 November 2023, China officially recognises the apostille. 最终，通过中国领事馆和最近的中国签证申请服务中心认证文件的几十年历史结束了。自2023年11月7日起，中国正式承认《海牙法院公证书》。 What’s an apostille? An apostille is an internationally recognised stamp issued by countries that are members of the Convention of 5 October 1961 […]
In this folder, you will find a collection of articles, information and other content regarding notary public services for China. Searching through these articles could also help answer any questions that you may have about our notary public services in general.
As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we assist many clients across New South Wales and Australia with certifying, witnessing, attesting, and notarising important legal documents. Generally, documents that are signed in Australia or created/issued in Australia must be notarised before they can be used in another country, and this applies to documents going to China as well. We also assist intentional clients and their lawyers based overseas with certifying and attesting their Australian-issued documents.
We can also assist with authenticating your notarised document with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in preparation for legalisation by the Chinese Consulate or the Chinese Embassy if required by your lawyer or your representative in China. Legalisation is often necessary to ensure that your document is legally valid and will be accepted in China.
Our low cost fixed fee notary public services do away with the hassle and the guesswork of dealing with matters and processes that you may not be familiar with or are just too busy to handle yourself.
For more information regarding our notary public services, especially for documents going to China, please visit our website, email us or just call us. Our friendly and helpful team are waiting to help you with your enquiry and your documents.
We look forward to assisting you with your notary requirements.
As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we help many clients to notarise, authenticate and legalise their documents for China. Here are some major changes to the way documents for China will be processed now and into the future. Changes for non-Chinese citizens If you’re sending documents to China and you’re not […]
Documents intended for Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR must be stamped with an apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and do not follow the same process as documents intended for China (mainland). 送往中国香港、澳门特区使用的各类文书如已在澳大利亚外交贸易部或其驻各州、领地办事处办理了Apostille（附加证明书），可直接使用，无需再进行认证。 Renouncing Hereditary Rights (放弃继承权声明书) in China If you have the right to inherit property in China (ie, from […]
What is ‘legalisation’? Depending on the intended destination country, some documents must be legalised by the foreign office of the intended destination country before those documents will be accepted in that country. Generally, there are 3 steps to the legalisation process in Australia (and in other countries too). Notarisation. Your documents are notarised by a […]
WARNING. The Chinese Embassy, the Chinese Consulate (and its other foreign offices) will reject documents that contain copies of the Chinese Passport or any other document issued by the Chinese Government or authority, even if they have been certified and notarised by a notary public in Australia. 警告。 中国大使馆、中国领事馆（和其他驻外使团）将拒绝包含中国护照复印件或中国政府或当局签发的任何其他文件的文件，即使这些文件已经过澳大利亚公证人的认证和公证。 Proving that you’re living in Australia […]
Sending your child to live in China The “Foster Care Power of Attorney” (寄养儿童委托书) is one of our most commonly requested documents. This document is generally required by our clients who are originally from China and who want to send their child to live with someone else in China. In many cases, our clients have […]
Documents intended for Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR must be stamped with an apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and do not follow the same process as documents intended for China (mainland). 送往中国香港、澳门特区使用的各类文书如已在澳大利亚外交贸易部或其驻各州、领地办事处办理了Apostille（附加证明书），可直接使用，无需再进行认证。 Power of Attorney (委托书) in China If you live in Australia, but have business or property dealings in […]
Documents intended for Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR must be stamped with an apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and do not follow the same process as documents intended for China (mainland). 送往中国香港、澳门特区使用的各类文书如已在澳大利亚外交贸易部或其驻各州、领地办事处办理了Apostille（附加证明书），可直接使用，无需再进行认证。 Notary public assisting businesses going to China In our experience, the number of Australian businesses that have set […]