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What is Authentication of Documents?


Documents issued in one country which need to be used in another country must be "authenticated" or "legalized" before they can be recognized as valid in the foreign country. This is a process in

which various seals are placed on the document. Such documents range from powers of attorney, affidavits, birth, death and marriages records, incorporation papers, deeds, patent applications,

home studies and other legal papers.

 

 

The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles only authenticates documents that are executed in America and have been certified by authorities in our consular jurisdiction (namely Southern California, Arizona, Hawaii,

New Mexico and American Pacific islands) and will be used in China.


The Authentication Process:

 

 

It involves the following steps:

 

1.  Signing the document before a notary public;

 

2.  Have the document certified by the Clerk of the County in which the notary is
     commissioned. 
           

3.  Have it certified then by the Secretary of State of the relevant state where the
     the document is been issued.

 

            

4.  Have it authenticated by the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles.

 

 

How we can help you authenticate your document(s)?

 

OPTION 1

 

We can process all the above 4 steps on your behalf and then mail you the authenticated
document(s).   Please send us the following items:

 

1.   Document(s) that need authentication - (do not notarize them yet - call us first);

 

2.   One truthfully completed Authentication Application Form; Click to view.

 

3.   Proof for type of Business - 1 copy of the business license or a certificate of good   

      standing or a statement of information from Secretary of State (also required for

      commercial documents authentication);

 

4.   A copy of the applicant's ID - e.g. valid passport, driver's license.

 

5.   Payment to Able Tours - We accept money order, company check or credit card.

        (click here for instructions & credit card authorization form)  * Do not send cash when applying by mail.

 

 

OPTION 2

 

If you have already completed the first 3 steps and just want to submit the document(s) for authentication by the China Consulate;  you may send us the following items in a package:

 

1.   Original and 1 copy of the complete document(s) to be authenticated -

        Including those certified and notarized by the Clerk of County and the Secretary of State.

 

2.   One truthfully completed Authentication Application Form; Click to view.

 

3.   Proof for type of Business - 1 copy of business license or a certificate of good   

      standing or a statement of information from Secretary of State (also required for

      commercial documents authentication);

 

4.   A copy of the applicant's ID:  e.g. valid passport, driver's license.

 

5.   Payment to Able Tours:  We accept money order, company check or credit card.

        (click here for instructions & credit card authorization form)  * Do not send cash when applying by mail.

 

Send the complete package to us by FedEx, UPS, DHL, Express Mail or any traceable courier service:

 

ABLE TOURS & CO.

                        500 Shatto Place #330

                        Los Angeles, CA 90020

                       
 

AUTHENTICATION FEE:

 

OPTION 1: $260.00 =>     Cost & service fee - $235.00 (7 business days excluding mailing time)

                                       Mailing fee -            $ 25.00*

 

OPTION 2: $110.00=>      Cost   -                   $ 50.00 (5 business days excluding mailing time)

                                       Service fee  -           $ 35.00

                                       Mailing fee  -           $ 25.00*

 

*Within U.S.A. ground service

*For Guam & Hawaii is $65.00

*Next day or Saturday delivery will cost more

 

Click here for instruction & credit card authorization form