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STEP BY STEP Embassy LEGALISATION PROCESS for China

01 01

China Embassy Document Attestation or Certification

Your documents will be certified by a UK Solicitor/Notary Public. (Not all documents require certification. See List of documents)

02 02

Apostille Stamp

Presented to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to obtain the Apostille stamp

03 03

Embassy Submission

Your document will be submitted to the Chinese Embassy in order to obtain the consular stamp

Chinese Visa Centre
(The final stages of Chinese legalisation for UK and UK Overseas documents are completed by the Chinese Visa Centre. Their service is appointment based. Therefore, duration time may vary depending on available time slots.

We will require the following supporting documents when submitting your documents:
1. Original application form (Download here) typed and signed with a wet signature and sent to us in the post
2. Photocopy of your valid passport.

SELECT YOUR SERVICE

PUBLIC

Solicitor certification not required

£180

8 Working Days

PERSONAL

Solicitor certification included

£190

8 Working Days

COMMERCIAL

Solicitor certification included

£300

8 Working Days

PUBLIC

Solicitor certification not required

£290

4 Working Days

PERSONAL

Solicitor certification included

£300

4 Working Days

COMMERCIAL

Solicitor certification included

£410

4 Working Days

Documents issued from UK Crown Dependencies and UK Overseas territories:
UK Crown Dependencies (Documents issued from UK Crown Dependencies and UK Overseas territories: UK Crown Dependencies (CD) includes Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey UK Overseas territories (OT) includes Anguilla, Bermuda​, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands.

If your document is from one of the UK Crown Dependencies or British Overseas territories mentioned above, we will notarise your document by a UK Notary Public, which will incur an additional fee. The Hague Convention extends to Crown Dependencies (CD) and Overseas Territories (OT). Each CD or OT can issue their own apostilles. Documents with apostilles affixed from UK Crown Dependencies or Overseas Territories will still require a UK FCDO Apostille stamp to be accepted for embassy legalisation.

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Certification by a UK Solicitor

FCDO Apostille Stamp

Chinese Embassy authentication stamp

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHINA LEGALISATION or Degree Legalisation

The legalisation process is a three step process:

1. Certification – this is usually carried out by a solicitor or notary public
2. Apostille Certificate – this is done by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
3. Legalisation – this is completed by the Chinese embassy

Submission of documents is done through the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre as the embassy no longer deals with face-to-face applications.

Yes, an Apostille is a requirement in the legalisation process because without one you cannot have your document legalised by the Chinese embassy; it is a prerequisite.

Documents need to be submitted to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre. This is because the Chinese embassy no longer handles legalisation services in person. The London branch is located in 12 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8DU.

No, China is not a member of the Hague Convention of abolishing the requirement to legalise foreign public documents. This means that UK documents to be used in China require legalisation in order to be recognised in China.

UK documents that are desired to be used in a foreign country require legalisation unless the country of interest is party to the Hague Convention.
The purpose of this is to authenticate documents as genuine from the UK government along with the Chinese embassy consular department.

The attestation process can be completed yourself or by us on your behalf.

Guide to CHINA EMBASSY or Acro LEGALISATION

China EMBASSY LEGALISATION

Are you looking to teach in China? Whether you have found a new job or looking to move abroad to China, our dedicated team are at your disposal to assist you legalise your documents by the Chinese embassy in London​ We ensure your documents issued in the UK are accepted and duly attested by the Chinese authorities. Submission and collection will be made by our specialists, so you can get on with preparing for your move. When applying for consular legalisation for your relevant documents, it is important you understand that supporting documents are required. You must provide a photocopy of your passport and step 1 or step 2 of the application form filled, signed and dated. If you have two documents, the same photocopy of the passport and application will suffice.
Aspire Attestation will take care of the entire process of the document legalisation process and ensure your documents are legalised for use in China and accepted by the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs. Our experts ensure specific procedures are followed to guarantee your documents are prepared on time. If required, we can also have the documents legalised by the Chinese consulate couriered to a legal representative. The current processing times are between 3-5 working days by the consulate in the UK.
Attestation for China includes Hong Kong SAR and Macao, and ready for use in these respective regions. Documents are correctly verified by our team. Please see the services above and we can assist you with your document legalisation service.

WE OFFER A F.A.S.T SERVICE

Free UK Delivery

Free UK Delivery

Special delivery for all embassy legalised documents back to your UK address. For international deliveries, we use DHL.

Attest True Copies

Attest True Copies

We can attest your documents as true copies without compromising your original documents.

Secure Documents

Secure Documents

Strict protocols are followed to ensure your original documents are handled safely and securely.

Track Documents

Track Documents

We can update you throughout the process, either via email, WhatsApp or both.