Chinese Document Authentication Services
In order to use official documents in China, whether it’s a University Degree, Non-Criminal Background Check, Marriage Certificate, Birth/Death Certificate, Business Documents, etc., they will have to be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate/Embassy in the United States.
Planning on working in China?
In order to get a work permit to legally be employed in China, your University Diploma AND Criminal Background Check must be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate/Embassy in the country it’s been issued at. For TEFL certificates and others, it can vary by city. Be sure to ask your Employer which documents need to be Authenticated.
Why Choose Monument Visa
If you do not live near a Chinese Consulate or Chinese Embassy, you have no choice but to let a trusted agent handle your document authentication. Applicants are required to visit the Chinese Embassy to submit their documents in person. Monument Visa is registered with the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC and have a streamlined process to get your documents authenticated in 8 business days.
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THE US DEPARTMENT OF STATE HAS YET TO RESUME EXPEDITING SERVICES. WE CAN STILL HAVE DOCUMENTS AUTHENITCATED FOR CHINA BUT IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST 8 WEEKS TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS. PLEASE EMAIL SUPPORT@MONUMENTVISA FOR UPDATED PROCESSING TIMES.
STEP 1. Make sure your original document is notarized by a local notary. The notary must sign the document and include a jurat statement. The day month and year must also be printed. this does not apply to FBI background checks. If you received an official pdf from the FBI, you can upload that pdf to our order form and we can complete all the steps for you. Please see notes below for updated Diploma Requirements
STEP 2. The document must then be authenticated by the Secretary of the State where it is executed. Some states require that the document be certified by the County Clerk first. Once this is complete you can mail the originals to us, and we can complete the process for you.
DIPLOMAS: Photocopies of diplomas are no longer accepted by the Washington D.C. Consulate. All diplomas must be original. You will need to have the original diploma notarized by the University Registrar’s office and then Authenticated by the Secretary of States office before mailing to our office. The University must be located within one of the States below. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN WASHINGTON DC WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT PHOTOCOPIES OF, TEFL’S AND STATE BACKGROUND CHECKS. THEY NOW REQUIRE THE ORGINAL DOCUMENT TO BE SUBMITTED. THEY ALSO REQUIRE THE DOUCMENT TO BE NOTARIZED AND AUTHENTICATED BY THE STATE THAT ISSUED THEM. WE CAN STILL COMPLETE THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND EMBASSY STEPS FOR YOU BUT YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR ORGINAL DOCUMENTS NOTARIZED AND AUTHENTICATED BY THE ISSUING STATE BEFORE MAILING THE ORGINALS TO US. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT SUPPORT@MONUMENTVISA.COM
THE CHINESE CONNSULATE IN DC WILL ONLY ACCEPT DOCUMENTS THAT WERE ISSUED FROM THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS, WASHINGTON DC, DELAWARE, IDAHO, KENTUCKY, MARYLAND, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, UTAH, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WYOMING.
2. Clear scan/photocopy of Applicant’s information page from their passport. This is the photo and signature pages. Please upload a copy to the order form or mail this to us. We cannot submit to the Embassy without this. The Embassy will reject if any of the information from your passport cannot be clearly read.
3. Completed China Legalization Application– TYPE IN ALL CAPS.
Fill out as much as you can. We will correct any missing or incorrect info for you.
***FBI Criminal Background Checks can only be uploaded or emailed if you received an official digital copy from an FBI channeler or the FBI. Scans/photocopies are not accepted. If you only received a copy through the mail, then we will need that copy mailed to our office
***Marriage/Birth/Death Certificates must be authenticated by the State that issued them before sending to us. If you would like us to complete this step for you please contact our office for a quote. email@example.com
Once you submit your order form and payment, one of our specialists will make sure everything is filled out properly and start processing immediately. During each step of the document authentication process, we will update you on the status of your documents via text/email.