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  • Writer's pictureTomoharu OGAWA

China signs "Convention on the Non-Authentication of Foreign Official Documents," eliminating the need for consular authentication.

Updated: Apr 26

On March 8, 2023, China concluded the Convention on the Non-Necessity of Authentication of Foreign Official Documents, which was issued between China and Japan on November 7, 2023. As a result, until now, when submitting an official document issued by Japan to a Chinese government office, a consular certification by a Chinese embassy or consulate was required, but from now on, official documents issued by Japan that fall within the scope of the treaty can be certified and used in China by obtaining an apostille in Japan based on the said treaty. The new law requires that the document be certified by the consulate of Japan.

Please contact us if you would like to attach an apostille to Japanese official documents (Certificate of Fitness for Marriage, Articles of Incorporation, Certified Copy of Registry, etc.) for an international marriage with a Chinese national or for the establishment of a company in China.

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