Instructions on Notarization and Attestation
(2010.7.20)
 

FOR NOTARIZATION

The Chinese Embassy or Consulates General in the Republic of India will only notarize documents from its consular district.

Applicants from the state of Maharashtra and Karnataka may apply at the Consulate General of China in Mumbai.

And applicants from the state of West Bengal, Orisssa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar may apply at the Consulate General of China in Kolkata.

Applicants from the rest of India may apply at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.

The Chinese Embassy or Consulates General in the Republic of India only accept notarization application from Chinese citizens or overseas Chinese living in India.

All applicants are required to come to the Chinese Embassy in person to have their documents notarized.

For more details, please find the information in Chinese version (详见中文网页).

FEE FOR NOTARIZATION:

Civil notarization: Rs.800.00, Commecial notarization: Rs.1600.00 both in form of DEMAND DRAFT in favor of the Chinese Embassy,New Delhi.

It takes 4 working days to issue the notarized document. If you need to pick up on the next working day, Rs.900.00 more express fee will be charged.

Some applications may need more time to process.

FOR ATTESTATION

Documents issued in India to be used in China should be attested by the Chinese Embassy or Consulates General.

The Chinese Embassy or Consulates General in the Republic of India will only attest documents from their respective consular district.

Applicants from the state of Maharashtra and Karnataka may apply at the Consulate General of China in Mumbai.

And applicants from the state of West Bengal, Orisssa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar may apply at the Consulate General of China in Kolkata.

Applicants from the rest of India may apply at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.

Before submitting a legal document to the Chinese Embassy, an applicant must have the document notarized by a local Notary Public Office in India and attested by the CPV Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India (Add: Patiala House, New Delhi), or the Branch Secretariat of the Ministry of External Affairs in Chennai (Add: EVK Sampath Maligai, 7th Floor, 68, College Road, Chennai-600 006).

(Some commercial documents should be attested by certain Chamber of Commerce and Industry before submitting to the M.E.A. Please inquire information to the CPV Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.)

After the above has been done, the document should be submitted to the Chinese Embassy along with:

1. A duly-filled Applicantion Form for Notarization/Attestation;

2. Original and photocopy of the legal documents (both sides for the signed and stamped page ). If one document has 2 pages above, it shoud be stapled properly and sealed and stamped by the Notary Public Office or will be refused by the Embassy;

3. Signed Covering Letter with attestation purpose and the list of the commercial attestation document from the Company of the applicant;

4. Signed Covering letter with attestation purpose and the list of the attestation document from the applicant himself/herself if it is for civil use;

5. Original and photocopy of applicant's passport and agent's passport for civil attestation purpose.

Inportant: The Embassy has the right to request supplementary supporting documents .

FEE FOR ATTESTATION:

Civil attestation: Rs.800.00,Commecial attestation: Rs.1600.00 both in form of DEMAND DRAFT in favor of the Chinese Embassy,New Delhi.

It takes 4 working days to issue the attested document. If you need to pick up on the next working day, Rs.900.00 more express fee will be charged.

Some applications may need more time to process.

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