As of November 7, 2023, apostilles will be accepted as a form of document exchange between China and all Hague Convention-member countries.
Having China join the Hague Convention, Apostille Section is an important move due to the lengthy legalization process that documents have to go through in order to be accepted there. As far as I am concerned, the long delay at the US Department of State (which has taken 12+ weeks since the pandemic began) contributed to this decision that will facilitate document exchange, business exchange, and visa and residence approval processes.
Starting this month, all documents that need to be submitted in the Country of China such as Birth, Marriage, Death and Divorce Certificates, Corporate Documents, FBI Background Checks, Invoices, Patents and Trademarks, School or University Diplomas and Transcripts will need to have a State Apostille instead of the hideous Embassy Legalization Process they had to go through in the past.
I never though this day was going to come, after almost 20 years of Embassy Legalization experience, we had never confronted such challenges in legalizing documents ever since the pandemic started and Embassy Legalizations for China were almost impossible achieve. I think it’s a time to celebrate this decision that will make life’s people easier and business transactions will move along again and won’t be stopped just because of bureaucracy.
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Another good news is that on January 11, 2024 Canada will also join The Hague Convention.
Starting this month, all documents that need to be submitted in the Country of China, including Birth, Marriage, Death, and Divorce Certificates, Corporate Documents, FBI Background Checks, Invoices, Patents, Trademarks, School or University Diplomas, and Transcripts, will need to be Apostilled instead of going through the hideous Embassy Legalization Process.
I never expected this day to come, after almost 20 years of Embassy Legalization experience, when we had never faced such challenges in legalizing documents since the pandemic started, with Embassy Legalizations for China almost impossible to obtain. It’s time to celebrate this decision, as it will make people’s lives easier and business transactions won’t be slowed down by bureaucracy anymore.
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In addition, Canada also plans to join The Hague Convention on January 11, 2024.