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embassy OF CHINA Ottawa Canada – Consular section
Legalization, attestation of document and authentication
Welcome to Canada’s document authentication, legalization, attestation & apostille Ottawa service, making your document globally effective Easily-Accurately-Fast. Authentication, attestation, legalization is a certification of the genuineness of the signature and seal or the position of an official who has the authority to execute, issue, or certify a document so that a document executed, issued or certified in one jurisdiction may be recognized in another jurisdiction. Authentications do not certify the genuineness, legality or credibility of the documents or their contents.
We assist clients to authenticate Canadian documents for the public for a wide range of documents. You may request that a Canadian public document be authenticated by asking us to confirm that a Canadian public official’s signature, seal or stamp on the document is genuine.
Does your document need to be authenticated?
Authentication requirements differ from country to country. Before sending your documents to be authenticated, please search our website, then contact us to obtain updated legalization, authentication, attestation and apostille information for your Canadian document attestation at the embassy of China in Ottawa Canada.
If you require your documents to be authenticated, you should ensure to have the documents authenticated prior to arranging for travel outside of Canada. Please note that Canadian missions or embassies abroad are often not able to authenticate Canadian documents.
Authentication at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General
In harmony with international practice and consular practice in China, the purpose of consular authentication is to ensure that notarial deeds issued in one country can be acknowledged by relevant authorities in another country, and the deeds can have its due legal effect, which shall not be affected by doubts on the authenticity of the seal or signature on the deeds.
The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Canada can authenticate notarial deeds and other documents issued by relevant authorities of Canada for use in China. The deeds or documents should be authenticated by the authentication office of the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department or the relevant province (territory) before submitting to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General.
Consular authentication by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General in Canada is not required for relevant documents to be used in Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR of China. As long as these documents are notarized by a local notary public, lawyer or Commissioner of Oaths of Canada and authenticated by the authentication office of the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department or the relevant province (territory), they can be used in Hong Kong or Macao.
Requirements and guidelines for Authentication, attestation, legalization at the Chinese embassy and its Consulates in Canada:
A. The fees for the Embassy of Lithonia in Ottawa, Canada vary and depend on the type of document. Please consult with us about the embassy fee for your document. Basic document legalization fee is $ 60 Can for regular processing time of 5 business days, also next day service available with $50 Can additional.
B. The consular section reserves the exclusive right to grant or reject the legalization of any document, to ask for additional documentations, requirements, changing the processing time and fees without prior notice. “Ottawa-legalization” authentication agent will notify you if any change accrues during your process.
I. A document to be authenticated should meet the following requirements:
1. The document should have been firstly notarized by a local notary public, lawyer or Commissioner of Oaths of Canada, and then authenticated by the authentication office of the Global Affairs Canada. (Canadian Foreign Affairs Department or the relevant province or territory).
2. The document is truthful, legal and without contents violating Chinese law or threatening to China’s national or public interests.
3. A document with more than one page must be properly bound as a volume to avoid any substitution. Sealing wax, eyelet, paging seal or steel seal should be applied to ensure the integrity of the documents.
II. Documents Required for Application
1. One fully completed Application Form for Notarization and Authentication (from Below)
2. The original and a photocopy of the document to be authenticated.
3. The original of the applicant’s passport and a photocopy of the photo/information page of the passport.
4. If the applicant is not a Canadian citizen, the original and a photocopy of the permanent resident card, study permit or work permit, will be required.
5. If the document is a business license, a photocopy of the passport (and a permanent resident card or study/work permit, if you have) of the company’s legal representative and the original company document that can prove the person’s legal representative status should be submitted.
6. In some cases if necessary, applicant should come in person for an interview as required by the Chinese Embassy or the Consulate General.
III. Other Important Information
1. According to regulations of China, a single status affidavit used for marriage registration in China is valid for only 6 months from the date of issuance. If an applicant needs to use it after it has been issued for 6 months, he or she needs to obtain a new single status affidavit.
2. Documents for use in China for adoption affairs, such as statement of marriage, health status, proof of finance, income or no criminal record, can only be authenticated if the period between the notarized date and the adoption registration date (excluding the processing time taken by China Center for Adoption Affairs) does not exceed 6 months.
3. Consular officials of the Chinese Embassy or the Consulate General will review the documents to be authenticated. If there is any problem, such as uncompleted process, wrong document format, illegal contents, or alteration or substitution of the document, the application will be rejected.
4. Consular officials reserve the right to request additional documents from the applicant.
5. A document that has been authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or the Consulate General shall not be wilfully bound, unbound or altered. An applicant is solely responsible for all consequences and legal responsibilities arising from his or her unauthorized binding, unbinding or altering of the document.
6. The above information is subject to change and explains by the consular officials of the Chinese Embassy or the Consulate General.
List of the document can be attested, legalized, authenticated or apostille after has been authenticated by Global Affairs Canada, please check with us if there is any specific requirement for your document authentication at the embassy of China in Ottawa Canada.
Personal and legal document:
Educational and work Document:
Business and corporate document:
And much more please contact us for your authentication request, and then you will receive an easy, fast and accurate total legalization solution for your Canadian document.
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