Document authentication in
Hong Kong.

Get your documents checked and authenticated by our professionals. We can help you certify the authenticity of your copies and materials for their official use in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions.

Document authentication in Hong Kong

Save time and hassle authenticating your documents.

When you have to use certain documents for legal matters in a foreign country, it may be necessary to have their authenticity certified, notarised or legalised, or all of the above. Since document authentication is carried out by various professionals authorities, it can often be a time-consuming process. Let Acclime do it for you. Our in-house professionals can liaise with the relevant authorities on your behalf and save you time and unnecessary hassle.

Document authentication services

Certification, notarisation and legalisation
& apostilisation of documents.

  • Document certification

    Document certification involves certifying a copy of a document as being a true, complete and up-to-date copy of the original record at a given date. A certified copy includes a written statement which and signature and date of the certifying person. Document certification requires the presence of the original document to be carried out. Since certification is only valid for a limited time, it is often requested around the time of use for these documents, and not in advance.

  • Document notarisation

    Document notarisation is the act of verifying the copy, identity or signature of the signatory regarding the original photographic identity documents. It is conducted by a Notary Public, who is a witness at the time of signing. A notarised document also includes the Notary Public’s stamp or seal.

  • Document apostilisation & legalisation

    Document apostilisation is the legalisation of documents. An apostille authenticates the seals and signatures of officials on public records so that they can be recognised in foreign countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty. Legalisation procedure is used where the apostille system has not been adopted (e.g. Canada, China).

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Documents we can verify.

The list of the documents we can authenticate includes but is not limited to:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Power of Attorney
  • Translations
  • University degrees
  • Company documents
  • Government letters
  • Agreements & contracts
  • Birth, marriage or death certificates

We can get your documents authenticated by the following authorities:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Notary Public
  • Chartered Secretary
  • Companies Registry
  • China-Appointed Attesting Officer
  • Offshore Agent
  • China Legal Services (HK) Limited
  • Consulate / Embassy
  • Hong Kong Court

Document authentication process

Easy steps
to get your documents authenticated.

1. Initial assessment

Decide which documents need checking and schedule an appointment with us in our office. You can always ask us for help if you are unsure.

2. Bring or send the original document(s) to our office

3. We authenticate documents in-house or with the authorities

Depending on nature and intended use of documents, we will either authenticate the document in-house by our CPA, Charted Secretary or a Notary Public or liaise with the relevant authorities. We charge either on per document or per-page basis (depending on the nature of your materials)

4. Pick up documents

You get your documents back. In-house certification & notarisation is instant, while authentication by other authorities will take 1-3 weeks.
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Get the authenticity of your documents verified by our professioansl fast and hassle-free.

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Winnie Li, Acclime Director

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