How to Notarize a Passport for Use in China
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How to notarize identification documents such as passports for use in China?
First, make a photocopy of your passport or ID. In order to be used in China, the Chinese Consulate/Embassy prefers to have a declaration statement from the passport holder and acknowledgement statement from the notary public. The statement should be on a separate piece of paper. The declaration from the passport holder should state the passport photocopy is a true and unaltered copy. The notary’s acknowledgement statement should state something like “”Signed and sworn (or affirm) to before me this___ day of _______, 20__.”. Do not complete, sign or date the document until you are in front of a notary public. You will bring the original passport, photocopy, statement and a valid ID (passport or driver’s license) to a local notary public. The notary will then notarize your signature.
*Certain states require a County Clerk to certify the notary’s signature. Please check with your state’s requirements before proceeding to next steps.
Sample of statement:
I have received my notarized passport copy, what is the next step?
After notarization is completed, you can proceed to Secretary of State authentication.
If your document is issued from the following states, you will require further authentication by the US Department of State:
- Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and Washington DC