Fumens is qualified to offer public notary service to individual, corporate and commercial clients from the Melbourne area. You can contact us online or visit our public notary offices in Melbourne CBD or Glen Waverley.
The process of a Public Notary is very complicated. Our notary lawyers will provide you with a quality one-stop public notary service so that you can get the documents you need quickly and easily.
Step 1: Sign the document by a notary public (normally will be completed within 1-2 working days upon receipt of materials). To make an appointment with a notary public, please call 03 9590 6808.
Step 2: Obtain a certification by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) or its offices (please note that it is an Authentication, not an Apostille, and normally this will need 1 week on average).
Step 3: The applicant applies to the corresponding Chinese embassy or consulate in Australia for certification (average 1-2 weeks) according to the place where the original document was issued (notarized place). Note that the notarized place is not necessarily the location of the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (place of certification) of the certified document.
(Reprinted from Embassy of the Republic of China in the Commonwealth of Australia)
When do you need a Public Notary (certified by the Chinese Consulate in Australia)?
Do documents in Hong Kong and Macau need to be certified by the Chinese Embassy and Consulate?
All kinds of documents sent to the Hong Kong and Macao that have been Apostille certificated by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or its offices will not be required to be certified by the Chinese Embassy and Consulates.