Authentication

Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Contract, No Criminal Clearance, Academic Credentials and other documents issued/certified by the Philippine government departments and agencies, or Power of Attorney, Affidavit and other documents made by non-Chinese citizens, to be used in China(includes Hong Kong and Macau) and if required, may be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy according to the following instructions.
Authentication Procedures
1) Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Contract, No Criminal Clearance, Academic Credentials and other documents issued/certified by the Philippine government departments and agencies should be authenticated in consecutive order by the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and the Chinese Embassy.
2) Power of Attorney, Affidavit and other documents should be notarized by the Notary Publics, and authenticated in consecutive order by the Regional Trial Court,the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and the Chinese Embassy .
Documents Required
1) One fully completed Notarization and Authentication Application Form.
2) The original and a photocopy of the document to be authenticated.
3) The original of the applicant's passport and a photocopy of the photo/information page of the passport or other valid ID.
If the authentication document is applied by an agent, the original and a photocopy of the agent's valid ID is also required.
4) If the document is a business license, a photocopy of the passport of the company's legal representative and the company document that can prove the person's legal representative status should be submitted.
How to Apply
You may either submit the application personally or entrust someone else to submit the application. Mail application is not accepted. No appointment is needed.
Application Fee (Unit: Peso) and Processing Time

 

Civil Document

Commercial Document

Regular Service

4th working day

700 per document

1400 per document

Rush Service

3rd working day

1800 per document

2500 per document

Express Service

2nd working day

2400 per document

3100 per document

Pay fees when collecting. Only cash payment is accepted. 

Other Important Information
1) According to regulations of China, a single status affidavit used for marriage registration in China is valid for only 6 months from the date of issuance.
2) An application should be refused if the consular official believes that the document is unlawful, does not meet the requirements of application process/format, or is altered and unbound.

Form Download

Notarization and Authentication Application Form

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