China joins the hague convention allowing official documents to be authenticated for Spanish residency applications and their use internationally.
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China joins the hague convention:
- INFORMATION ON CHINA’S ACCESSION TO THE HAGUE CONVENTION »
- WHAT IS THE HAGUE CONVENTION »
- WHAT DOES CHINA’S ACCESSION TO THE HAGUE CONVENTION MEAN? »
- HOW DO I GET AN APOSTILLE FOR A DOCUMENT ISSUED IN CHINA? »
- ALL TYPES OF RESIDENCY AVAILABLE IN SPAIN »
- SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A SOLICITOR »
INFORMATION ON CHINA´S ACCESION TO THE HAGUE CONVENTION:
The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, specifically in the Consular Department, has published information on its new apostille services.
As of November 7, China has acceded to the Hague Convention. Therefore, consular legalization is no longer required for documents issued in China that must take effect in Spain or other Hague Convention signatory countries.
For this reason, the previous requirement of double legalization, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and the Consulate, will be replaced by the single requirement of the apostille, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China being the competent body. This will result in a significant reduction in processing time.
WHAT IS THE HAGUE CONVENTION:
The Hague Convention is an international treaty that simplifies the process of authenticating public documents for use in other countries. It does this by establishing a system of apostilles, which certificates are issued by the competent authorities in a country that authenticate the authenticity of a document.
WHAT DOES CHINA’S ACCESSION TO THE HAGUE CONVENTION MEAN:
China’s accession to The Hague Convention means that documents issued in China can now be used in Spain and other Hague Convention signatory countries without the need for consular legalization. This will save time and money for individuals and businesses that need to use documents issued in China in other countries.
HOW DO I GET AN APOSTILLE FOR A DOCUMENT ISSUED IN CHINA:
To get an apostille for a document issued in China, you must submit the document to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. The application process and fees vary depending on the type of document.
For more information on how to get an apostille for a document issued in China, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, available-here, with further documentation with FAQ available-here.
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