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Apostille for Hong Kong

Apostille of Documents for Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an administrative region of South China. It falls as an official member under the list of Hauge Convention.

Apostille attestation for Hong Kong is a legal method of attesting papers through high government officials that is recognised by all countries mentioned in the Hague Convention. Apostille is a legal validation that verifies the legitimacy of your certifications and documents. In India, Central government are the official regulatory to perform Apostille attestation. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of the Government of India issues apostille stickers, which are widely recognised by the Hong Kong government and the Hong Kong Embassy.

Apostille is a legal sticker with a six-month validity period that is computer-generated and has a unique identifying number. The name of the applicant, the name of the document, the name of the officer applying the stamp, and the date of issuance are all listed on the sticker.

Why do you need Apostille for Hong Kong?

Travelers to Hauge Convention countries, such as Hong Kong need have their documents apostilled for any travel purposes. They will not be permitted entry until their documents have been apostilled to obtain visa for Hong Kong.

There could be several reasons to get Apostille

  • Employment visa
  • Work permit
  • Family visa
  • Study visas
  • Sponsor visa
  • Business visa

To minimise last-minute issues, anyone planning to fly to Hong Kong should follow a proper and error-free method.

The procedure of Apostille for Hong Kong

All documentation requires apostille attestation from different departments of government at the state and Central levels. They are pre attested through various departments before final apostille.

  1. Human Resource Department or Home Department - Here the document is authenticated from a respective State HRD or State HD authorities where it has been issued. HRD seal is applied at the backside of the document as a pre-authentic attestation.
  2. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)- Once the document is authenticated at the State government level by HRD or Home Department thereafter the document is Apostilled by MEA by placing an Apostille Sticker on the back of the document with a computer-generated unique identification number.

Please note that once your documents are Apostilled by MEA, you do not need attestation from Hong Kong Embassy. Apostille attestation is acceptable to obtain a visa for Hong Kong.

Types of Documents for Apostille

Educational, personal, and commercial documentation are the three types of documentation that can be used for attestation. All three types of documents have different procedures to be followed.

  • Process for Educational Documents

    These documents consist of your academic certificates of class 10,12, UG, PG, PHD, diploma is attested as valid proof of your qualifications.

    1. Authentication by State Human Resource Department (HRD)
    2. Apostille by MEA
  • Process for Personal Documents

    Documents like birth, marriage, divorce, medical etc are attested as valid proof of your personal information.

    1. Authentication by State Home Department.
    2. Apostille by MEA
  • Process for Commercial Documents

    Commercial documents are business-related documents that include registration, power of attorney, articles of association, certificate of origin etc to be attested as proof for your business information.

    Apostille process includes
    1. Authentication by recognised Chamber of Commerce (COC)
    2. Apostille By MEA

Essential Documents Needed for Hong Kong Apostille

  • Original Documents and Certificates to be attested
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Passport Copy
  • Copies for Semester Results or Offer Letters, Employment etc
  • Company letter on its letterhead and other related documents for commercial documents.

Normal Process Time Required for Document Apostille Process for Hong Kong

The process usually takes few working days depending upon the process that needs to be followed. You can fast track the process in case of a short timeline.

Why choose SEPL for Apostille Attestation

Superb Enterprises is a legal outsourcing firm that is officially listed on MEA's panel. SEPL has a long history of providing attestation services. SEPL provides genuine attestation services that are high in quality, dependable, and secure at a reasonable cost. All pre authentications and apostille attestation required for Hong Kong are performed by SEPL professionals.

To make it convenient for customers, SEPL operates its services all over India in Ahmedabad | Bangalore | Bhopal | Chandigarh | Chennai | Delhi | Goa | Hyderabad | Jalandhar | Kochi | Kolkata | Lucknow | Mumbai | Pune | Trivandrum.

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