China Embassy provides expedited China document Legalization for documents designated for use in China that have been issued and certified from the State of Maryland. Counting on our vast experiences and broad business networks in the Authentication and legalization field, we guarantee to complete the authentication of your document in a matter of a few days while charging the lowest fees in the business. Our specialized customer service team will walk with you step-by-step through all the legal procedures regarding the China Document legalization for your Maryland-issued certification to obtain the China Embassy and its consulates Legalization in no time and will keep you updated on any changes or possible delays during the process.
China is a non Hague Convention Participant Country; thus, you must obtain an authentication from the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC or Chinese Consulates, to make your certification recognizable over there. The Chinese consulates in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Houston only cover documents originating from particular jurisdictions, while the Chinese embassy in Washington D.C. will authenticate certifications originating from any part of the United States of America. 1. Chinese consulates may have different requirements but all of them require G1 form (Application Form for Authentication or Notarization). This form must be filled and signed by the individual or a person who works for the business requesting the authentication. This person does not have to be the same signer on the document, but must be working at the same company. The G1 form signer must also submit a copy of his picture ID. 2. You must present photocopies of any documents being submitted. 3. Unless you have an original certification/document issued and certified by a state/federal/local official such as; Birth Certificate and death decrees, all documents have to be notarized before a commissioned notary public in the state. Must show that the notary’s commission will not expire in less than 6 months. (This prevents the notary commission from expiring before the document arrives in China.) The notary must include a jurat statement, for example “signed and sworn before me'', ''notary `` on''date ``. 4. Send your document to the Maryland Secretary of State (except for federally-issued records.) 5. Send your document to the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC. 6. Finally, obtain China Document legalization by sending your document to the Chinese embassy in Washington D.C. Or to a Chinese Consulate. To figure out which Chinese consulate you should send your document to, please check this table that shows the territories, the states contained within, and the location of the consulates or embassy. For the Maryland-issued documents, you should send your certification to the Consulate of China in Houston.
U.S. Legalization provides expedited China Document Legalization services for documents that have been issued in Maryland, processing time of your document will take only 16 business days from both U.S. Department of State and Embassy of China in Washington D.C. For a fee of $158.00 for the first document and $108.00 for each additional document (price includes all fee).
U.S. Apostille provides expedited services as well for documents that have been issued in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, and New Mexico, from the Consulate of China in Los Angeles for a fee of $150.00 for the first document and $100.00 for each additional document.
1- After receiving your document, we will email you the invoice and an estimated date of completion.
2- Upon receiving your legalized document from the embassy/consulates of China, the document will be shipped back through FedEx or UPS.
3- Please notice that you must present a legitimate and authentic document, as the Chinese embassy/consulate will not certify any document that does not meet the required authentication process.