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AUTHENTICATION INSTRUCTIONS


The Chinese Embassy and Consulates authenticate documents which are executed in the U.S. and will be used in mainland China. Type of documents include: birth certificates, death certificates, power of attorney, marriage certificates, diplomas, adoption application papers, business license, etc.


Step 1 Complete Application:

You must Download, complete, and sign one copy of the authentication application form.


Step 2 Photocopy:

Photocopy of the applicant's passport.


Step 3 Documents to be Authenticated:

The original of the documents to be authenticated. For documents related to property, business or commercial use, a complete photocopy of all pages of the original documents must be enclosed. For all other documents, please enclose the photocopy of the pages with seal and signature of notary public and all other certification agencies/officers.


Step 4 Certified by the Secretary of the State Office:

Send the original, and a photocopy, of the Secretary of State certification. The certification must be certified by the Secretary of the State Office of the state where the document is executed. *Some states require the notarized document to be sent to the notary public's county clerk for verification before presenting to the Office of Secretary of State. Please contact Secretary of State Office of the state where your document is executed for details. **Certain government or court documents can be certified directly by the Office of Secretary of State, like Court Decree, Marriage License, Birth Certificate, etc. Please contact Secretary of State Office of the state where your document is executed for details.


Step 5 Certified by the Relevant Consulate General:

Certified by the Secretary of the State Office of the state where the document is executed. *Some stateYou must apply to the correct Consulate General which holds consular jurisdiction over your area of residence. The Consular District of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston covers: Alabama, Arkansas, Flordia, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas. Only documents certified by the Secretaries of State Office of the above listed 8 states (Click here for Their Contact Information) can be certified by the Chinese Consulate General in Houston.


Step 6 Order Form :

Click here to completely fill-out order form. You will be asked to input your personal information, order information, and payment information. After inputting your data, click on "Submit Order" which will create your completed order form, then print it out and sign it.


Step 7 Payment Methods:

We accept company check, money order, cashier's check or credit card**. Please make check or money order payable to Visa Express. You can write the total amount on one check or money order.

** Credit card payment is subject to a $3 or 3% processing charge, whichever is greater.


Step 8 Send us Above Documents to us