Hong Kong Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in Hong Kong for official use in Europe and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Hong Kong for international use
Apostilles in Hong Kong can be obtained to authenticate official documents such as certificates of no criminal conviction, birth and marriage certificates, university diplomas, Certificates of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificates.

Apostille stamps on Hong Kong documents are obtained from High Court. Hong Kong Apostilles can normally be processed in 2-3 working days. We also legalize authenticated documents at all major Hong Kong consulates, including UAE, Thailand and Qatar.

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Hong Kong Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Apostille stamps for Hong Kong birth and marriage certificates

    Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

    Apostille stamps for Hong Kong birth and Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates can be apostilled at the High Court. New certificates can be ordered online and then collected by us for authentication.
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  • Apostille Hong Kong Certificates of No Criminal Conviction

    Certificates of No Criminal Conviction

    To apostille a Hong Kong police check (CNCC), the original certificate is required for presentation in Hong Kong. Certificates needed for presentation abroad can be obtained from the Hong Kong Police Force.
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  • Apostille and attest Hong Kong university degrees and transcripts

    University Diplomas

    To apostille Hong Kong University diplomas and degree certificates, our notary will make a true copy for submission to the High Court and, if necessary, to the consulate of the recipient country. The original certificates are required for presentation to the notary in Hong Kong.
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  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in Hong Kong.
  • Apostille Business Registration Certificates and Certificates of Incorporation in Hong Kong

    Corporate documents

    Certificates issued by the Hong Kong Registrar of Companies, including Business Registration Certificates and Certificates of Incorporation, can be apostilled or authenticated directly by the high court. We can obtain documents directly from the Registrar.
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  • Trade documents

    Apostille Hong Kong certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents
  • Certificate of Absence of Marriage Record

    Certificates of single status certifying an absence of marriage in Hong Kong can be authenticated for use aboard at the high court. We can assist in submitting and collecting applications for certificates.
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Isarey provides document attestation services in Hong Kong to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Hong Kong documents for use in Europe and abroad, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document issued in Hong Kong

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Legalize Hong Kong Documents

Hong Kong documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of over 120 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since Hong Kong is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Hong Kong documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - US United StatesUnited States - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from Hong Kong is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Hong Kong, the document must be certified a second time in Hong Kong by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

Certified Translation

Where Hong Kong documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Hong Kong Document Resources

External resources and news about Hong Kong documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

Hong Kong Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Applying Online for Search of Birth, Death or Marriage Records, or Certified Copies of Such Records
Applying Online for Search of Birth, Death or Marriage Records, or Certified Copies of Such Records
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Certified copies of Hong Kong birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained online from the Immigration Department. Applications for birth and marriage certificate can only be made by the registered person (bride or groom in case of a marriage certificate) or by the parent or legal guardian in the case of a birth certificate where the subject is under 18. Applications for birth and marriage certificates made by persons other than the registered subject must be made by post and must include details to support the legitimacy of the request. Online applications for death certificates can be made by anyone.

When submitting the application online, you will be asked to select a collection point in Hong Kong. If you would like Isarey to collect the issued certificate on your behalf, please contact us before making the application to make arrangements for collection - we will need a written authorization.#P#When you complete the online application, the collection date will be shown on the acknowledgement receipt. It normally takes 7-10 working days for the certificate to be issued.
Certificates of Absence of Marriage Record
Certificates of Absence of Marriage Record
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A certificate of absence of marriage record (equivalent to a certificate of no impediment or single status) is a document certifying that a person has not registered any marriage in Hong Kong. Certificates can be obtained online from the Immigration Department by holders of Hong Kong ID cards. Other applicants can apply by post, in person or through an authorized representative in Hong Kong.
How to Apply for a Divorce in Hong Kong
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Information about divorce procedures in Hong Kong
FAQs - Marriage Registration in Hong Kong
FAQs - Marriage Registration in Hong Kong
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Frequently asked questions about the procedures of solemnizing and registering a marriage in Hong Kong
Corporate documents
Application for Supply of Information on the Business Register
Application for Supply of Information on the Business Register
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Apply for a certified extract of information on the Hong Kong Business Register or a Certified Copy of a Valid Business / Branch Registration Certificate.
Companies Registry’s e-Services Portal
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Obtain certified copies of information registered for Hong Kong Companies, including a Certificates of Continuing Registration (Good standing), Company Particulars Search Reports (giving key details about the company, including registered address, share capital structure, information on shareholders and directors) and Directors Index Search Reports (listing all current directors of a Hong Kong company).
Criminal Record Certificates
Certificates of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC)
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Hong Kong criminal record checks (Certificates of No Criminal Conviction) can be obtained from the Hong Kong Police Force when required abroad for certain types of visa.
  • Applications can be submitted by post (from Hong Kong or overseas) or submitted in person (by the applicant or a representative).
  • Applications to receive Hong Kong background checks will only be accepted where a request letter is provided from a foreign Consulate or Immigration Authority clearly stating that the Certificate is required.
  • Once issued, the certificate will be sent directly to the consulate at the address given in the letter, not to the applicant.
  • Applicants will also need to provide a set of fingerprints certified by the police in the country where they reside.

Where certificates need legalization or apostille stamps, the applicant will need to liaise with the consulate, to collect the certificate after it is received and arrange legalization by the Hong Kong High Court before resubmitting.
Document verification
Hong Kong Apostille Verification
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Hong Kong Document News
Background check: Seeking a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction in Hong Kong
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A CNCC is a certificate of the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office issued by the Hong Kong Police Force confirming that a person has not been convicted of any criminal offence in Hong Kong. CNCCs may be required by the immigration, governmental authorities, or consulates of other jurisdictions for background check purposes. CNCCs are often required for visa, migration, and adoption applications.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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