Documents for China
(Notary & Authentication)

 January 2021
Phone: 03 8648 6541  | 0483 045 589
(City & Box Hill South Offices)

There are generally three (3) steps for documents intended for China.

  • STEP 1: Notarisation by a Notary Public registered with The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • STEP 2: Authenticated by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • STEP 3: Authenticated by The Chinese Consulate in Melbourne

Please note: Documents do not have to be in English to be notarised. Please bring all the documents to be notarised to the appointment with the Notary Public. Please make sure to bring your own personal identification.

STEP 1 –  Document notarisation (in person and in presence of Notary Public registered with DFAT)

Appointments at the City and Eastern Suburb Offices are timed.

1 – 5 Minutes: $88
6 – 10 Minutes: $110
11 – 15 Minutes: $165
16 – 20 Minutes: $220

  • All individuals giving powers to someone overseas will need to be present and sign in front of John Pearce.
  • You will need to bring identification.

To book this first step, do so online instantly via this page.

STEP 2 – Authentication Stamp/s via DFAT

  • DFAT charges $87 per Authentication stamp.

Option (A)  You can lodge yourself after the notarisation using this form:

DFAT Authentication & Apostille Submission Form (January 2022)

Option (B) You can have us lodge on your behalf. We charge an additional fee of $220 for this optional service plus the cost of the authentications.

STEP 3 – Chinese Consulate

We cannot perform this step, you will need to lodge yourself or have a contact do so on your behalf. We have a contact that we can refer to you if you need someone to perform this step.

Queries or Booking Information

Please book STEP 1 via the online booking system.

Alternately please contact: 03 8648 6541. We operate 7 days a week across 2 offices.