China has acceded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation of Public Documents on 8 March 2023.
The practical implications of this accession are set to transform the way foreign documents are authenticated for use in China, with the new rules taking effect on 7 November 2023. This development is a major milestone in simplifying and expediting the process of foreign document legalisation for use within China.
The Hague Convention, also known as the Apostille Convention, is a global treaty that simplifies the process of legalising documents for international use. It allows for a standardised certificate, known as an “Apostille”, to be affixed to documents, confirming their authenticity and making them valid in other member countries. Read more