In order to use official documents in China, whether it’s a University Degree, Teaching Certificate (TEFL/TESOL), Non-Criminal Background Check, Marriage Certificate, Birth/Death Certificate, Business Licenses, etc., it will have to be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate/Embassy in the country the document was issued in. Hive Digital will ensure your documents are notarized, legalized and authenticated at all stages required for China work permit requirements.
Planning on working in China? In order to get a work permit to legally be employed in China, your University Diploma AND Criminal Background Check must be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate/Embassy in the country it’s been issued at. For TEFL certificate and others, it can vary by city. Be sure to ask your Employer which documents needs the Chinese Authentication.
How to submit an order to authenticate your documents
1. Scans of your Diploma, Criminal Background Check, TEFL/CELTA/TESOL//Teaching Certificates uploaded to the order form. (In almost all cases legalized scans of your original documents are accepted throughout China. Please verify with your employer/recruiter. Need your originals legalized? Not a problem. Mail us your originals along with the documents below and we will take care of the entire process for you). Extremely Important: Do not notarize your original documents unless you are also obtaining the State Certification on your own.
***FBI Criminal Background Checks can only be uploaded or emailed if you received a digital copy from an FBI channeler or the FBI. Scans/photocopies are not accepted. If you only received a copy through the mail then we will need that copy mailed to our office
**Marriage/Birth/Death Certificates must be authenticated by the State that issued them before sending to us. These Certificates must also be issued within the last 6 months.
2. Clear scan/photocopy of Applicant’s information page from their passport. This is the photo and signature pages. The Embassy will reject if any of the information from your passport cannot be clearly read.
3. Completed China Legalization Application– TYPE IN ALL CAPS. Fill out as much as you can. We will correct any missing or incorrect info for you.
4. Completed Order Form. Click the order now button below to begin.
Once you submit your order form and payment, one of our specialists will make sure everything is filled out properly and start processing immediately. During each step of the document authentication process, we will update you on the status of your documents via text/email.