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Document authentication for child adoption in China

1. To adopt a child in China, you may have following documents to be authenticated by Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General in Canada.

A. Written application for adoption (including the pledge of not maltreating and deserting the adopted child);

B. Personal identifications (including birth and citizenship certificates);

C. Certificate of marital status;

D. Certificate of occupation and financial status;

E. Health certificate;

F. Certificate of non-criminal record;

G. Document which testifies that the adoption accords with the current laws applied to adoption in Canada.

H. Family investigation report

2. All documents mentioned above shall be first notarized by a notary public and then be legalized by the Department of Foreign Affairs Canada or provincial authorities and finally be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General.


Relevant link:

Instruction on document authentication or notarization




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