Legalisation Service - China

To use a UK document in China, the document needs to be apostilled by the FCO and then legalised by Chinese embassy in the UK.

What you should be aware of

  • A document of two or more pages must be bound by a silk ribbon and sealed properly by a notary public / solicitor with a wafer and emboassing stamp.
  • For legalisation, certain documents such as marriage certificates, Certificates of No Imedipent, police certificates etc. must have an apostille issued within the last 6 months.
  • A document previously legalised by embassies will need a new apostille for legalisation.
  • The embassy can only accept police certificates issued within the last 6 months.
 

Legalisation

(personal document)

 

£112 / £143

per document

incl. Embassy charges

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Apostille + Legalisation

(personal document)

 

£172 / £273

per document

incl. FCO & Embassy charges

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Apostille + Legalisation

(personal document)

(incl. Solicitor Certification)

£184 / £288

per document

incl. Solicitor, FCO & Embassy charges

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Legalisation

(commercial document)

 

£129 / £160

per document

incl. Embassy charges

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Apostille + Legalisation

(commercial document)

 

£189 / £290

per document

incl. FCO & Embassy charges

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Apostille + Legalisation

(commercial document)

(incl. Solicitor Certification)

£201 / £305

per document

incl. Solicitor, FCO & Embassy charges

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What's an Apostille?

 

An "Apostille" is a sticker provided by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) which confirms that a signature, stamp or seal (on your document) is from a UK public official (including solicitors) or that a document is from a UK public body.

In order to legalise a document, the embassy will need to see the apostille affixed on your documentation. If you haven't arranged for your document to be apostilled, we can obtain these from the UK FCO on your behalf.

Solicitor Certification (required for an Apostille)

 

If your document does not contain the signature, stamp or seal of a UK public official, it needs to be certified by a UK solicitor before being apostilled. We can provide the solicitor certification service for you at a competitive price.

*Please note that solicitor certification is NOT a witness service. If you have a document, such as Power of Attorney which requests a witness to your signature, then you should visit your local solicitor or notary public office to arrange it before sending the document to us for apostille.

These documents DO NOT need solicitor certification for an apostille:

Birth certificate, Marriage certificate, Civil Partnership certfiicate, Certificate of No Impediment (CNI), The Letter of No Trace, Death certificate, ACRO/NPCC/ICPC certificate, Decree Absolute with original wet stamp, Court documents with original wet stamp, Certificate of residence (HMRC), and other documents which have been signed by a UK public official.

These documents need a solicitor certification for an apostille:

Passport, Driving licence, Degree certificate, Transcript, GCSE result, Qualification certificates, School Report, TEFL certificate, DBS check, Scotland Disclosure, Access NI, HMRC document, P60, DWP Letter, Pension letter, HMPO document, Bank statement, Deed Poll, Naturalisation certificate, Electronic document, Employment letter, Enrollment letter, Translation, Utility bill, Certificate of Incorporation.

China Visa?

 

Have you applied for your Chinese visa yet? If you need asissitance on your Chinese visa application, please contact Chinese Visa Direct Ltd on 02074369156 now!