The Chinese Embassy and Consulates authenticate documents that are executed in Canada and will be used in China. Type of documents include:
Type A: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Working Experience and Professional Title, Kinship, Declaration and Affidavit of Financial Support, Marital Status, Marriage & Divorce Certificate, Personal Identification, etc. and documents concerning Adoption or Student's Admission.
Type B: Documents concerning Right of Inheritance, Power of Attorney, Wills and Housing Transfer Declaration, Estates and Properties, Trade Mark Registration.
Step 1 Document Translation Your documents must be in English for authentication. If your document is in Chinese other than English, please have your Chinese document translated by a certified translator. China Visa Canada Service is happy to get your document translated by a certified translator. In this case, you need to send us an ORIGINAL and a copy of your document.
Step 2 Document Notarization Generally speaking, All documents must be notarized by a local notary public, including power of attorney, adoption papers, single status affidavit, birth/death certificate, marriage certificate, business license, graduation certificate and transcripts. There might be exceptions in some cases. If you are not sure whether your document needs to be notarized, you can send us a copy of the document by email for confirmation. China Visa Canada Service is happy to help you get your documents notarized by a local notary public. In this case, please send us an ORIGINAL and a copy of your document. .
Step 3 BC Provincial Authentication The next step is to have your notarized documents authenticated by BC Provincial Authentication Office. Only documents notarized in BC can be sent to Ministry of Justice in BC for provincial authentication. China Visa Canada Service is happy to help you get your notarized documents authenticated by Ministry of Justice in BC. In this case, please send us an ORIGINAL and a copy of your notarized document - keep the document stapled if the original document is stapled.
Step 4 Chinese Consulate Authentication After certification by the Provincial Authentication office, your documents can be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate that holds consular jurisdiction over the province where the document is certified, in our case, Chinese Consulate in Vancouver. China Visa Canada Service is happy to get your documents authenticated by the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver.