Authenticating documents with the Chinese Consulate in Australia

Everything you need to know about getting docs authenticated for further study or work in China.

If you need a document authenticated for use in China, your notarised documents will need to be authenticated by DFAT before the Chinese Consulate General verifies and legalises the documents for use in China. But what if you’re interstate, overseas or need help understanding this lengthy process? That’s where we come in. Authentifier handles the entire process from start to finish including notarisation, legalisation and authentication via DFAT and the Chinese embassy.

Types of Australian documents requested for use in China

The main types of Australian documents that need authenticating before they can be legally accepted in China include:

Educational documents such as degrees, certificates, diplomas, awards, academic transcripts and more.

Public documents such as birth/marriage certificates, National Police Certificate, ASIC, ATO and more.

Corporate documents such as shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and more.

Personal documents such as wills, power of attorney, statutory declaration and more.

The attestation process specific to China

The attestation process for Australian documents being used in China requires the document to undergo a strict legal process:

1. Notarisation
This is the process of having a lawyer or notary public notarise the document via an attached notary seal. Authentifier has in-house lawyers that can handle this for you.

2. Authentication
Once the document has been notarised, it then needs to be sent to The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) so that is can be authenticated via a certificate of Authentication. We will manage this step for you as well.

3. Attestation
Now that your document has been notarised and authenticated, it requires attestation which can only be done at the Chinese Consulate. Authentifier will also handle this part of the process.

This 3 step process may seem complicated, but Authentifier’s online application facility makes it very simple, taking care of the entire process in one place for a fixed cost inclusive of all authentication and legalisation fees.
The process to get your Australian government documents legalised can be arduous and, depending on your other committments as you plan for your overseas adventure, quite time consuming. Yet legalisation is usually required for anyone looking to undertake further study or work overseas.
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