Documents to be legalised for use in PRC China need first to be sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to be apostilled and then presented to the Consulate of China for attestation.
The fee payable is £17 or £36 for individual documents such as birth certificates and educational documents. For corporate documents the fee payable is either £34 or £53
3 or 4 working days
When submitting corporate documents, the Chinese Consulate will need the ID for a director, proof of directorship and the certificate of incorporation of the company. The Chinese Consulate will not legalise documents with a connection to Taiwan. There are discounted rates for Chinese citizens (£6 or £25 for personal documents; £11 or £30 for corporate documents).
To find out more or arrange legalisation of your documents for China (People’s Republic of) contact us
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