For documents issued in the UK to be acceptable overseas to countries which are parties to the Hagues Convention, they must be legalised by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and/or the Embassy of the recipient country. However, not all documents are acceptable for legalisation and our experience in this field can prove very helpful. For documents to be used in China, they may well be required to be translated into Chinese and Chung & Co have been providing professional English translations for many years.
We have solicitors authorised to deal with authentication and legalisation of documents. For documents which require signing before a notary public such as a Power of Attorney for use overseas, we can arrange the notarial service with our selected notaries public. We can then submit the documents for legalisation and arrange them to be sent by courier direct to your recipient. This is our special one-stop service which can even be expedited in urgent cases.
We are empowered to provide certified photocopies of documents and administer your oaths to affidavits, affirmations and statutory declarations.
Usual documents for certification and legalisation are:-
Power of Attorney, Last Will, Deed Pool and Statutory Declaration; and
Passport, Residence Permit, Identity Card and Driving Licence.
Documents accepted overseas!
We have considerable experience in having documents legalised by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Chinese Consulate General to be acceptable in China. Our Mr Stephen Chung is a well-recognised solicitor or witness by both bodies. He also provides English/Chinese translations and certified copies of documents. Although we do not have an in-house notary public, we can arrange notarial services through our selected notaries.