Procedure for attestation of business documents
Steps in getting the documents attested by the Embassy:
1. Business documents that need to be attested must first be submitted to the respective sub-council of CCPIT (China Council for Promotion of International Trade, http://english.ccpit.org/ ).
2. After verification by CCPIT, the documents are submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRC (MFA,http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/) for certification.
3. These documents, once certified by MFA, are sent to the Embassy either by MFA or by the company/individual concerned (only in case of urgency). The Embassy takes 7 working days to attest the documents and after attestation, the attested documents are delivered to MFA or directly to the company/individual.
Note: Documents submitted to the Embassy for attestation will be given only a "Seen in the Embassy" stamp.
Types of documents and requirements:
I. General Power of Attorney
• Document to be attested - original and one photo copy
• Passport - Current and one photo copy+
• Fees: RMB 170.00
II. Trade/Import-Export Documents
• Original document plus one photo copy
• For documents pertaining to exports from China to India (Form 9): RMB 420.00
• For documents pertaining to imports from India to China: RMB 170.00