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Legalisation of educational and personal documents for China

Do you need to have documents legalised for China, for example, to become a teacher?

We, here in our document legalisation company in Cork, know that the legalisation of documents for China can be stressful, confusing as well as time consuming, but don’t worry: our company, based not only in Cork, but also in Dublin, is here to help. We have great insight into the legalisation process of personal and educational documents, due to many years of experience in dealing with document legalisation for China.

Our teams in Cork and Dublin will make the process as easy as possible for you!

Why you should choose us to legalize your documents

Our highly skilled and experienced staff will help you on your way through the different steps involved in the process, while ensuring that you receive the highest quality for a reasonable price. This will save you time and money, as we have great knowledge about the steps involved in the process. Whether it is the fully certified translation from English into Chinese and vice versa, or the procuring of an apostille, quality and efficiency is of utmost importance to us.

3 simple steps of legalizing documents for China

Our system is simple and consist of three steps which will make it as easy and effortless as possible for you:

  • Drop off in our Cork or Dublin based office
    Drop the required documents off in our Cork or Dublin office and confirm that you would like them translated and legalised. Our experienced Chinese translators will have them ready in a day. If you are not sure what documents to provide you can give us a call or send us your scans of your documents. We can tell you straightaway which documents you will need to submit. After you dropped off your documents we will handle the rest of the legalisation process.
  • Apostille in our office in Cork or Dublin
    In order for the documents to be accepted as legal documents by the Chinese embassy, your documents need to be issued with an apostille authentication. This is a rather quick process which we would be glad to manage. We will ensure that you get the apostille on your documents in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Chinese Embassy legalisation
    The third step is the legalisation of the documents in the Chinese Embassy. With the help of our legalisation company during the process you don’t have to contribute anything for this step. We will save you a time-consuming trip to the Chinese Embassy, as we are in daily contact with the Embassy. We will go to the Embassy for you and take care of all the steps. This will take about one week. After that, you will receive your legalised documents in our Cork or Dublin office, or directly at your address.

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Legalisation of a document is the implementation of a certain number of formal procedures in order to make a document legal in the territory of another state. The ultimate goal of the document legalisation procedure issued on the territory of one State is to successfully submit it to the authorities of another State.

Document legalization is almost always required when a document needs to be submitted to the authorities of another State. This means that a document issued, for example, in Ireland, is legal only in the territory of Ireland, where it can be fully used. However, for its submission to the authorities of another country legalisation will be required.

The exceptions to this rule are certain types of documents that cannot be legalised, as well as in certain countries which have a bilateral agreement that abolishes the requirement of legalisation.

Legalization of a document is always carried out in the country in which it was issued and / or completed. Our translation agency Docsbase.com provides legalisation services for documents issued and/or executed worldwide.


Document legalization is not needed in three cases:

  • When the institution where you submit the document does not require its legalisation.
  • When there is a bilateral agreement between the origin State and the State in which you plan to use the document.
  • When the legalisation of the document cannot be performed because of the nature of the document.

In all other cases, the legalisation of the document for sending it abroad is required.


There are two basic types of document legalisation - Apostille seal and Consular legalisation. Choice of the type of legalization in each case depends on the destination country, in other words, the country where the document will subsequently be submitted.

The issuance of an Apostille stamp (sometimes this procedure is called “simplified legalization” or “Apostillisation ") is used for sending documents to the countries which have signed to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961. This convention abolishes the requirement of consular legalization, effectively simplifying the procedure of legalization It is in force in all member States of the European Union and 10 members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

If you would like addition information regarding the apostille process, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

It is a more complicated procedure when document certification is required by Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of a State or in a consular office of the respective country. Consular legalization makes your document valid only in the territory of the state which issued the apostille.

Also, the required legalisation procedure can differ based on document type because there are a number of documents that are subject to neither consular legalization nor Apostille legalisation. Mostly, these are commercial documents: contracts, invoices, bills of lading, and various product action documents and other documents connected with outward trade activities. For these, there is a separate procedure: the legalisation of documents in the Trade and Commerce Chamber and then in a consular office of the respective country.

Additionally, please note the following conditions:

Many countries are not participants of the Hague Convention, however, in some cases they accept documents that contain the Apostille seal; Sometimes, in the case of new country members signing to the Hague Convention, a number of participating countries may not recognize their inclusion, and thus, will not accept their documents

In terms of documents that are issued in countries other than Ireland, here at Apostille.ie we have professional contacts in our offices around the world who are experts in the certification and legalization needs of a wide range of document types. There are different requirements in terms of legalisation depending on the country in which you are using it and the work setting or institution that is receiving the document. As a result, our offices around the world have members of staff that are fully knowledgeable in all of the local requirements for recognition of the authenticity of a document.


In Europe we have offices in Dublin Ireland, London United Kingdom, Munich Germany, Vienna Austria and Lucerne in Switzerland. As these countries are all part of the European Union (except for Switzerland), very often an Apostille stamp to certify a documents authenticity is sufficient. Here at Apostille.ie we can provide you with an apostille stamp that will ensure that your documents are accepted as genuine, authentic forms of documentation by officials in a number of countries.


Outside of Europe we have offices in Toronto Canada, and New York in the United States. Our team of Certification experts can help you determine what legalisation is necessary in order for your document to be recognised by educational, governmental and corporate organisations. If your document is of an American or Canadian origin, the local office in those countries will be able to provide you with up to date information and advice regarding the legalisation process of those documents. Similarly, if you are based in Ireland and wish to certify an American or Canadian document, our team in the Dublin office can cooperate with the relevant office to confirm the requirements your document needs in those countries.


If you are based outside of Ireland and need assistance with any matter relating to the legalization of your documentation for use in an educational, governmental or professional setting, our customer support staff in any of our offices will be able to be of assistance. Contact us at any time over the phone or by email if you have any queries regarding Apostille or Legalisation requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!

Many of our customers here at apostille.ie in Dublin City Centre require their documents to be recognized by educational institutions or by new employers abroad. In order for documents to be accepted it is necessary to provide them with an apostille stamp or another form of document certification that proves the authenticity of the document. Our team of apostille and certification experts can provide you with all of the information you need in order to ensure that your document will be accepted in a wide variety of professional and educational settings.


One of the most common services we provide for our customers is the apostille certification of educational documents such as university degrees, diplomas or certificates of achievement in order for them to be accepted by employers abroad. Whether you need proof of authenticity for work as an engineer in the United States or the United Arab Emirates, or as an English teacher in South Korea or China, we can ensure that all of your documentation will be recognised by government officials and employers around the world.


Along with employers in other countries who require you to have the relevant secondary school diploma or University Degree in order to provide you with employment, we also deal with the administration processes of universities and other educational institutions abroad who require proof of your previous educational record. We can ensure that your educational documents are accepted for use by educational institutions abroad by providing your forms and documents with apostille certification that will be recognised around the world.


Our team in Apostille.ie have years of experience in the certification of a wide variety of official documents. Our expertise and professionalism in this area has been proven by our track record of satisfied customers who have used our services over the years. If you are unsure as to what type of certification your document requires – whether that is an apostille stamp or notary certification – we can offer you professional advice as to what certification will ensure the efficient and stress free processing of your documentation. Feel free to contact us now over the phone, by email, or by calling into our City Centre office!

Visa World International has been assisting its clients to obtain visa all over the world. Recently we added a new destination to our list – Angola.

Angola does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Ireland, so all documents will be processed in London. You only have to collect the documents and bring or send those to us, we will do the rest. Our London office has years of experience of dealing with various Embassies and will organize your visa processing in the most efficient way.

Visa World International is part of Ales Group that also offers legalization and certified translation services for any country including Angola. Our business specialists also will advise you on the opportunities for business set up there and investments.

The Consular Section of the Embassy of Angola in the UK has the authority to accept visa applications for all citizens legally residing in the United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) and Ireland.

There are several types of visa that you can obtain for Angola which are summarised below.

Ordinary Visa is issued for family affairs, holidays, business contacts, meetings, conferences and charity or religious events. It is valid for 30 days stay.

Short-Term Visa is mainly issued for offshore workers related to the oil sector or sailors joining ships docked in Angolan ports but with verified authorisation (inivitation letter stamped by the business related Ministry). Can be requested for urgent reasons.

Tourist Visa is issued for purposes of tourism, leisure, sport, cultural activities.

Transit Visa is issued if you need to stop over in Angola.

Work Visa is issued for temporary authorised employment.

Residence Permit Visa is issued to establish residency in Angola (mainly spouse of an Angolan national).

Temporary Stay Visa is issued for humanitarian reasons, missions for a religious institutions, scientific research, companion/family member of the holder of another visa, etc.

Privileged Visa is issued is a person is going to invest into Angolan economy.

Student Visa  is issued to enroll into educational programs in primary/secondary public of private schools or vocational schools or studies for obtaining an academic degree, to take an internship in public of private companies.

Visa for Medical Treatment is issued if somebody needs to undergo medical treatment in a public of private medical unit.

Call or send us an email today and we will advise you on the exact procedure, timeframe and set of documents that need to be collected.


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