Registering an Office in China

Over the past few years, an increasing number of Australian businesses have decided to set up a representative office in China. Before an office can be registered, a business must satisfy a number of regulatory requirements. This includes providing confirmation of the company’s current registration.

Documents that are to accompany an application to register an office in China must be notarised in order to be legally recognised in China. This involves each document being notarised by a Notary Public, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and legalised by the Chinese Consulate.

In the event that your business requires documents to be translated, we recommend that you hire a NAATI accredited translator. You can find translators by visiting the NAATI website at