We provide fast, efficient notarization and legalization (authentication) of documents for business or personal use in China- AKA- Chinese Document Legalization Service, AKA Chinese Document Authentication Service
If you have any kind of legal document that you wish to use in China, Hollywood Notary Dot Net provides expert service in getting documents legalized! We have been helping happy customers in this area for 9 years, including many large corporate clients! We can also help individual clients who have personal documents to be used in China get their documents authenticated for legal use in China. No job is too big or too small! We treat all clients with respect, whether or not they have one document or 150 documents in their orders! We have just the right combination of experience, patience, persuasiveness, integrity, courage, preparation, fortitude and persistence that it takes to get your documents authenticated at the Consulate almost every time, on the first visit!
The process of getting notarized legal documents from California to China can be complicated. In fact, it is much more complicated than simply getting an Apostille, and requires knowledge of the process in order to avoid costly delays. If you want your documents done the right way the first time, and with no unforseen delays, our service will be of particular value to most clients. We will request certain required documents from you, and we will ensure that your documents are notarized properly in order to be accepted at the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles and by the Office of the California Secretary of State.
In addition to your properly-notarized document (which should be notarized using either the California Acknowledgment form or the California Jurat form, also found on the website of the Secretary of the California Secretary of State), if your documents are for business or commercial purposes, you will also need to send us a copy of the latest Statement of Information from the Secretary of State (if your company is a California Corporation, LLC or LLP), or business license (if you operate as a sole proprietor).
Documents that we accept for our Chinese Document Authentication Service include Power of Attorney, Legal Documents, Agreements, Photocopies of Patents, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Lawsuit Documents, Adoption Paperwork, Diplomas, School Transcripts, Certified, Notarized Photocopies of Drivers License, California Dept. of Justice Criminal Background Check, and more!
If you have an inquiry about your documents and would like to forward them to us for a free price quote and consultation, please email your documents to:
Documents authenticated for use in China must be first authenticated by the California Secretary of State, and then by the Chinese Consulate. Optionally, they may also be authenticated in this order: California Secretary of State, then the U.S. Dept. of State (in Washington DC), then the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC. We act as your Agent, and we can handle the whole authentication process for you! Note that fees quoted here are for Chinese Consulate or Chinese Embassy only, and do not include Notary or California Secretary of State Authentication fees, which may be found elsewhere on this website.
For Chinese Authentication through the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles, your documents must be from a person or business located in Southern California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico or the American Pacific Islands, and must be notarized in one of those locations, and have received authentication from the Secretary of State in those areas. For documents used for business, we charge $175 for the first document in your order, plus $75 for each additional document in your order, plus the Consulate Fees (currently $50 each for Business documents). For personal documents, we charge $125 for the first document in your order, plus $50 for each additional document, plus Consulate Fees (currently $25 for personal documents). 1-Day Rush Consulate Services are available, for an additional $20 per document, which is charged by the Consulate. We can (optionally) ship to China for the cost of what Fed Ex or DHL quotes us, plus $5, or you have the option of giving us your Fed Ex or DHL account number for shipping.
Sometimes an extra trip to the Chinese Consulate may be necessary (to fulfill a requirement by the Consulate). We charge $50 per extra trip required.
In some cases, authenticated the documents through the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC is preferable to attempting to do it through the Consulate. The Embassy route is sometimes worth the expense! We will advise you when this is preferable for your documents. Documents from Northern California may be processed at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC, or at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco. For clients who prefer that we authenticate through the San Francisco Consulate, we can do that for you, however we charge an extra $600 travel expense to get it done (remember, we take your documents really seriously- we go up to San Francisco and do it ourselves!), in addition to the fees that we normally charge in Los Angeles. We have done this for several clients, and we enjoy the trip! When we must submit through the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC, we also must visit the U.S. Department of State for authentication. That process takes about 4 business days typically. Our charge for submitting through the Chinese Embassy is $250 for the first document, plus $100 for each additional document in your order, plus Embassy fees ($50 per document for business use, $25 per document for personal use).
Mobile Notary Service for Notarizing Documents for Use in China
We also provide Mobile Notary Service to any business or residence to most areas of Los Angeles County. Notarizing documents for use in China requires a procedure which most Notaries either don’t know about or have the tools for. We do have the proper tools to get your documents notarized legally and error-free in California while still complying with the requests of the Chinese Consulate. To get a complete quote for traveling to your location and notarizing your documents for use in China, please give David Ransom a call at (323)393-5822. We can travel to anywhere in Los Angeles County, including: Lancaster, Palmdale, Santa Monica, Lomita, Torrance, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills, Sunland, Montrose, Altadena, Alhambra, Sun Valley, North Hollywood, City of Vernon, City of Commerce, City of Industry, San Marino, El Segundo, Chatsworth, Northridge, Van Nuys, North Hills, Westchester, Agoura Hills, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, and other cities and towns in huge Los Angeles County.
Our office is located at the residence of David Ransom, which is: 4025 W. Adams Blvd. #8, Los Angeles, CA 90018.
To Schedule An Appointment (Walk-In or Mobile Notary) for Notarization of Documents for Use in China, call David Ransom today at (323)393-5822 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: While Hong Kong and Macau are part of China, Apostilles are accepted in those areas, and therefore documents to be used in Hong Kong or Macau do not require Authentication through the Chinese Consulate or Chinese Embassy.
Important Links Regarding Notarizing and Authenticating Documents for Use in China:
- Chinese Consulate’s Website in Los Angeles
- Fed Ex Website
- DHL Website
- UPS Website
- California Secretary of State’s Website’s Apostilles and Authentications Page
Thank you for choosing Hollywood Notary Dot Net!