Degree Diploma Authentication Guidance for China Work Permit

10th May 2017 Updated - According to the government newest regulation, when you apply your China Foreigner's Work Permit (FWP), If your university degree diploma is not issued in China, then an extra authenticated copy of your diploma is necessary - has to be Legalized by any one of following authority:

Tips: Based on our experience, a True-Copy certify of your original diploma and then legalized by any one of above authority also works, so please check first to see if a true-copy certify service is available or not, because it’s easier than authentication service.

Procedure of Diploma Authentication

First of all, if you are already inside of China, please check with your diploma issued country's Consulate here in shanghai to see if they can help you to do your diploma authentication and legalization or not. (as our experience, most of the Consulate don't provide this kind service, but they might share some useful information with you).

So the practical way is above Option A and Option C, For Option C, we have a detail service introduction already, you can check it at the right menu " Diploma Authenticate " service. - Recommend!

Following are the details of Option A:

  • Sept 1: Send your diploma to a local international notary public for notarization (a True-Copy notarization is enough, but any kind of "affidavit" or "make a vow/swear/orth" can not be accepted) in your country.
    Tips: Most of the local international notary public provide below 2-steps as well.
  • Step 2: Send the diploma, notarized by notaries, to the Legalization office of the Foreign Affairs Department in your country for legalizations.
  • Step 3: After completing the initial stage of notarization and legalization, submit the diploma to the Chinese embassy or consulates in your country for legalization.

Following are some CORRECT and WRONG samples of the diploma authentication:



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