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How to Obtain Certificate of Existence from Georgia for Use in China

Before Applying,Our Experiences , 06-25-2020


Certificate of Existence also known as Certificate of Good Standing can be requested online through Georgia Corporations Division website. After you have submitted your request, you will receive your Certificate of Existence electronically. You will then print the certificate and send it to the Secretary of State's office for state authentication.


Authentication of Death Certificate Issued in New York

Our Experiences , 06-23-2020


If you are looking to authenticate a death certificate issued in New York, you must obtain a death certificate issued along with a Letter of Exemplification in order to be certified by County Clerk and further authentications. A Letter of Exemplification can only be issued during processing of a certificate request. The letter cannot be requested separately. Example:


Important: Business Documents from Washington State for Use in China

Before Applying,Our Experiences , 06-23-2020


If you need to have a business document from Washington State authenticated to use in China, you must obtain certified copies or certificates from Washington Secretary of State-Corporations Division. During the request process for certified copies or certificate, you must request for authentication for use in China at the same time. Any documents that have left the SoS office for more than 30 days cannot be regressed and you must make an entirely new request if the document was not authenticate……


Authentication of Marriage Certificate Issued in New York

Our Experiences , 03-10-2020


If you are looking to authenticate a marriage certificate issued in New York, you must obtain an extended certified copy of the certificate. There should be a stamp and original signature of the Acting City Clerk on the back of the certificate. If your marriage certificate does not contain the stamp and signature, it cannot be authenticated for foreign use and you must request a new certified copy. Example:


Authentication of Birth Certificate Issued in New York

Our Experiences , 03-10-2020


If you are looking to authenticate a birth certificate issued in New York, you must obtain a birth certificate issued along with a Letter of Exemplification in order to be certified by County Clerk and further authentications. A Letter of Exemplification can only be issued during processing of a birth certificate request. The letter cannot be requested separately. Example:


Additional Requirement for Birth or Death Certificate in California

Our Experiences , 11-26-2019


For applicants looking to have a birth certificate or death certificate authenticated in the state of California; an additional step may be required prior to authentication by Secretary of State. If a birth or death certificate has the signature of a Health Officer or County Registrar (e.g. Local Registrar, Registrar of Vital Records), prior to State authentication, one of the following will be required: 1.) have that birth or death certificate certified by the county clerk’s off……


What should I do if I had a Chinese visa in the past but I don't have the old passport anymore?

Our Experiences , 03-14-2018


Answer: If you have been previously granted a Chinese visa, but lost the passport, you must provide the exact month and year of your last Chinese visa. The previous Chinese visa must be granted within the past 10 years. The Embassy will investigate and look for your records based on the information given. This process will take longer than normal processing times. If you are on a time constraint, we recommend upgrading to Expedited service for an additional fee.


Original Passport

Our Experiences , 12-19-2017


Occasionally we will have customers that mail in all documents except their original passports thinking a copy of their passport will be enough. Applying for visas require sending in original passports, no exceptions. Do not make this mistake and cause delays in your application.


Packages that require signatures

Our Experiences , 12-19-2017


Sometimes there are delays in processing visas when you send documents to us that require a signature for delivery. This is due to our staff having left for the consulate and are not at the office to sign for delivery. We recommend that you waive signature requirements for deliveries.


Tight timing – flight delayed

Our Experiences , 12-19-2017


A customer had 7 days to process a visa. We recommended Express service with FedEx overnight shipping but customer declined. The application was delayed by a day due to missing flight tickets. The customer also wanted to use their prepaid envelope. We contacted the customer to upgrade to overnight shipping, however, the customer did not want to pay for the upgrade and insisted that if the visa came out on Monday, it would arrive to them on time. We mailed it out per customer's request using thei……