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Notice on the Launching of Consular Authentication Services of the Chinese Consulate General in Davao
2021-12-30 09:05

In order to further improve consular services and practically solve the difficulty of the general public, the Chinese Consulate General in Davao will start its consular authentication services from December 29, 2021.Applicants from Mindanao may apply for authentication through email to the Consulate General. Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Contract, No Criminal Clearance, Academic Credentials and other documents issued by the relevant departments and agencies in Mindanao, or Power of Attorney, Affidavit and other documents, to be used in China (includes Hong Kong and Macau) and if required, shall be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate General in Davao according to the following instructions.

I. Authentication Procedures   

    1. Power of Attorney, legal Affidavit and other documents shall be notarized by Notary Publics in Mindanao, and authenticated in consecutive order by the Department of Foreign Affairs Mindanao Office and the Chinese Consulate General in Davao.

    2. Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Contract, No Criminal Clearance, Academic Credentials and other documents issued by the relevant departments and agencies in Mindanao shall be authenticated in consecutive order by the Department of Foreign Affairs Mindanao Office and the Chinese Consulate General in Davao.

II. Documents Required


1. One fully completed Application Form of Consular Legalization

2. The original DFA Mindanao authenticated document and a photocopy.

3. The applicant's passport and a photocopy of the photo/information page.
If the authentication document is applied by an agent, the agent’s valid ID and a photocopy is also required.

4. If the document is business related (commercial document), a photocopy of the passport of the company's legal representative and the document proving the person's legal representative status shall be submitted.

  

III. How to Apply

Please send an e-mail to the Consulate General through  chineseconsulatedvo@yahoo.com, stating the particular case and providing scanned copies of the DFA Mindanao authenticated document and other relevant documents. The Consulate General shall review the submitted documents, and notify the approved applicants to submit the applications by post. During the pandemic, there will be no walk-in applications for both the applicants and their agents.



IV. Authentication Fee (Unit:Peso) and Processing Time  

Application Fee:

     1) Chinese Citizen:

  Civil Document,400/per document;

  Commercial Document,800/per document

     2) Foreign Citizen:

     

  Civil Document,1200/per document;


  Commercial Document,2400/per document


   Processing Time:

 1) Regular processing time is 4 working days after complete application documents and bank deposit slip for payment confirmation are received. The authenticated document will be sent off by post accordingly. 

  2) Express service (third working day release): an additional fee of 1100 pesos per document will be charged.

  3) Rush service (second working day release): an additional fee of 1700 pesos per document will be charged.

  4) Pay fees through bank deposit. Only bank deposit payment is accepted. Online bank transfer payment is not accepted.

V. Other Important Information

1. According to regulations of China, a single status affidavit used for marriage registration in China is valid for only 6 months from the date of issuance.

2. An application shall be refused if the consular official believes that the document is unlawful, does not meet the requirements of application process/format, or is altered and unbound.

VI. Downloadable Form  

     Application Form of Consular Legalization

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