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Document authentication services

We are experienced in processing many types of documents for authentications , including but not limited to:

 

Vital records:  Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate

 

Work permit purposes:  Criminal Record Search,  FBI identity History Summary, Diploma & Transcript

 

Real estate property related:  Power of attorney,  买房授权委托书, 卖房授权委托书, 放弃继承权声明书,房屋管理委托书, 等等

 

Commercial related: Business in Good Standing,  Article of Incorporation, Business License,  FDA certificate…etc

 

The purpose of the Chinese Embassy Authentication is to legalized a document so it can be accepted and used in China.   In order for the Chinese Embassy to authenticate a document, the document must be firstly authenticated by the U.S Dept of State, and the  Secretary of State where the document was executed.  Some documents may require local courthouse certification/ local notarization before state level authentication.

 

Processing time:

Notarization by a local notary public : same day

Authentication Local Courthouse: 1 day to 10 days,  depends on the workload of the courthouse

Authentication by Secretary of State: Average 1-2 weeks

Authentication by the U.S Dept of State: Usually 1 week or less

Authentication by the Chinese Embassy: Average 1 week

Some states process document faster than others.  For example,  documents issued in state of N.Y and C.A may take 2-3 months to complete, while D.C,  V.A and MD may only take 2- 3 weeks.

 

Processing Fees: 

Document authentications may go though different processes and take different length in time.  We quote base on your document and it may cost in between $100-$400 for the first document.  Additional documents will receive discounts depends on the required processing.

In order to better assist you, please email us a copy of your document before calling.  We will review your document first to provide you the most accurate information. 

Emails are usually replied within 1 working day.