Consular Authentication

Important Information: The requirements for Consular Authentication by the Chinese Embassy (in D.C.) and by the Chinese Consulate-Generals  (in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago) are in some way different. If to be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy, the documents shall be authenticated by the US Department of State . If to be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate-General which holds consular jurisdiction over the State where your residence is located, the documents need not be authenticated by the US Department of State. After such documents are authenticated by the relative Secretary of the State, You may submit the documents directly to the relative Chinese Consulate-General. Accordingly,

►If your residence or the address of the authority issuing the document is located in the following States (New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Ohio and New Jersey), please visit: http://www.nyconsulate.prchina.org/eng/lsyw/lszjx/sbgzrz/

If your residence or the address of the authority issuing the document is located in the following States (Northern California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Alaska), please visit:http://www.chinaconsulatesf.org/eng/lszj/rz/

If your residence or the address of the authority issuing the document  is located in the following States (Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and Pacific Islands), please vist:http://losangeles.china-consula