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How to Apply for Authentication

1, What is an authentication?

An authentication, within the purpose of this article, is an activity conducted by the Chinese Embassy in The Bahamas, at the request of a natural person, a legal person, or an organization, to authenticate the last seal and signature on a document issued in The Bahamas. so that the document may be recognized and used in China. 

2, What is the procedure of authentication?
a. Send the document to a local notary public for notarization,
b. Send the notarized document to the Ministry of Foreigh Affairs and Immigration of the Bahamas for apostille,
c. Send the authenticated document to the Consulate Office of the Embassy of the PRC in the Bahamas for authentication.

3, What are required when submitting the application?
a. Application Form for Authentication or Notarization completed and signed by the applicant. If a document involves more than one person, the application form can be completed and signed by only one of them;
b. A photocopy of the applicant's valid picture ID, e.g. passport,etc. If a document involves more than one person, only a copy of the signing person's ID should be submitted
c. Where applicable, a photocopy of the valid picture ID of the person who submits the application on behalf of the applicant;
d. A photocopy of the Certificate of Incorporation and the valid picture ID of the manager or legal person, if the document is business related.
e. The original set of document which has been authenticated by the local public notary and the Ministry of Foreigh Affairs and Immigration of the Bahamas;
f. A photocopy of all pages of the original set of document, including the authentication pages by the local public notary and the Ministry of Foreigh Affairs and Immigration of the Bahamas.  Please take extra care not to remove staples on the original document when making copies.  Otherwise, the document will become invalid and won't be accepted. 
g. Other supporting documents that may be required by the consul based on individual cases.

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