Notary and Apostille

Notary

We can help coordinate notarization of documents by a Notary Public but the cost will depend on the document. If you need a quote please send to [email protected],

  • a copy of the document you require to be notarized; and
  • any specific requirements you have been given from the authority requiring you to have the document notarized (if any).

Apostille

Not to be confused with notarization, apostilization is a simple way to obtain authentication of foreign public documents. Whereas legalization used to be required in order to authenticate a foreign public document, for participating countries and territories of the Hague Convention (Hong Kong is included) you need only obtain a Certificate of Apostille to certify the signatures and/or seal of the issuing authority.

In Hong Kong, Apostille service is offered by the High Court. Apostille service can be provided on:

  • Public documents bearing the true signature of an official party such as a Hong Kong SAR Government recognized officer; for example, a Business Registration Certificate, Certificate of Incorporation, Marriage Certificate, etc.
  • Documents signed by a notary public or a Commissioner for Oaths in Hong Kong. In the case of a notary public this might be a Power of Attorney or a certified true copy, whilst for a Commissioner for Oaths it could be a declaration for example.

For apostille, which implies visiting the Hong Kong High Court 2 times, LCCS’ handling fee is HKD1,500.

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