China Authentication

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 Licenses, etc., it will have to be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate/Embassy in the country the document was issued in.

Planning on working in China? In order to get the 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 certificate and others, it can vary by city. Be sure to ask your Employer which documents needs the Chinese Authentication.

Notarization

Step 1

A copy of your document will be notarized. Then the notarized copy will be submitted to the Secretary of State.

Secretary of State

Step 2

Secretary of State will legalize the notarized copy of the document at the state level.

Department of State

Step 3

Department of State will legalize your documents at the federal level. After, the document is submitted to the Chinese Embassy.

Chinese Embassy Authentication

Step 4

Your legalized document will be submitted to Chinese Embassy for authentication.

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.

Unlike other agencies who will require you to get your document notarized and legalized prior to submitting for Chinese Embassy authentication, Monument Visa handles all the required steps from notarization, legalization AND Chinese Embassy Authentication.

Just upload a high quality scan of your documents and let us do the rest.

How to submit an order to authenticate your documents

  1. Scans of your Diploma, Criminal Background Check, TEFL/CELTA/TESOL teaching certificates uploaded to the order form. (In almost all cases legalized scans of your original documents are accepted throughout China.  Please verify with your employer/recruiter.  Need your originals legalized? Not a problem.  Mail us your originals along with the documents below and we will take care of the entire process for you).**FBI Criminal Background Checks can only be uploaded or emailed if you received a digital copy from the channeler. Scans/photocopies are not        accepted. Otherwise, FBI Criminal Background Check must be sent to us via USPS/FedEx/UPS. |**Marriage/Birth/Death Certificates must be authenticated by the State that issued them before sending to us.  These Certificates must also be issued within the last 12 months.
  2. Clear scan/photocopy of Applicant’s information page from their passport. This is the photo and signature pages. 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.
  4. Completed Order Form.

Once you submit your order form and payment, one of our specialist will make sure everything is filled out properly and start processing immediately. During each step of the document authentication process, we will update you the status of your documents via text/email.

Fee Chart:

Unlike other document agencies, we can do all three steps including notarization, legalization AND authentication for $170 per document.

For 3 document authentication package, the cost will be $450 ($60 savings).

Already notarized and legalized the documents yourself and only need the Chinese Authentication? We can do this for $130 per document. Processing time is 8 business days.

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