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How to Apply for Authentication
2018/12/03

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

In order to provide a service of better quality, and drawing upon international practices, the Chinese embassy in Singapore will authorize the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC) to provide relevant services for document authentication with effect from 15 May, 2015.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.chinaembassy.org.sg/eng/lsfw/gzrz/t1263230.htm

 

Documents issued in Singapore to be used in China should be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy in Singapore before they are sent to China.

1. Procedures are as follows:

1) Have the document issued by Singapore government (Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, No Criminal Record, etc.) authenticated directly by Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then by Chinese Embassy in Singapore (submitted via the Chinese Visa Application Service Center).

2) Have the non-governmental document issued in Singapore ( Affidavit, Declaration, Power of Attorney, etc.) notarized by a local Notary Public, then authenticated firstly by the Singapore Academy of Law, secondly by Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and finally by Chinese Embassy in Singapore (submitted via the Chinese Visa Application Service Center).

3) Documents issued in the third country will not accepted for authentication except marriage certificates or birth certificates issued by the third country. Have the marriage certificate or birth certificate authenticated firstly by the third county embassy, consulate or high commission in Singapore, secondly by Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and finally by Chinese Embassy in Singapore (submitted via the Chinese Visa Application Service Center).

 

2. Notice:

1) One certificate contains one document only. One certificate contains several documents will not be accepted for authentication.

2) Documents issued in China, such as Passport, Registration of Company will not accepted for authentication.

3) Application will not be accepted if the contents of document are against Chinese laws.

4) The Chinese Embassy authenticates only the officials' signature and the seal of Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will not responsible for the contents of the documents.

5) Documents notarized by Notary Public, authenticated by Singapore Academy of Law or Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chinese Embassy should be in their original shape. Applicants should not take apart the original documents (notarized or authenticated) or stitch some other pages to the original documents, and should bear all responsibility aroused.

 

3. Requirements:

1) One completely filled out application form.

2) Original and copy of the document to be authenticated

3) Original and copy of passport or IC of the applicant. If the application is submitted by agent, copy of the owner of the document, original and copy of passport or IC of the agent are required.

4) Other documents required by the Embassy.

 

4. Processing Time and Fees:

1) Applications can generally be picked up on the fourth working day from the date of submitting. Express application can be picked up on the third working day and urgent application can be picked up on the second working day.

2) Please visit the website of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center for authentication fees and service fees. https://www.visaforchina.org/SGP_EN/generalinformation/authenticationknowledge/276793.shtml

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