Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Documents Accepted for Apostille Service in Hong Kong

More information on Hong Kong apostille

In certain countries, documents bearing a notary's signature and seal may require a further formal procedure called Apostille. In Hong Kong, Apostille service is provided by the High Court. Not all documents are accepted for Apostille service.

Documents accepted for apostille service are broadly classified into the following two categories :

Public documents bearing the true signature of an official party such as a Hong Kong SAR Government recognized officer. For example,
- Marriage Certificate, ie. certificates signed by Deputy Registrar of Marriage
(For certificates signed by civil celebrants or issued by the church/temple, please obtain a certified true copy from the Record Office of the Marriage Registry)
- Certificate of Absence of Marriage Record
- Birth and Death Certificate
- Certificate of Registered Particulars
- Business Registration Certificate
- Certificate of Incorporation
Documents signed by a notary public or a Commissioner for Oaths in Hong Kong. For example,
(a) Notary Public
- Power of Attorney
- Certified true copy
(b) Commissioner for Oaths
- Declaration