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Pickup, Fees and Payments


1.  Procedures

Documents issued in the CROATIA to be used in China, such as the Affidavit of Support, Affidavit of Marital Status, Certificate of Employment, Health Certificate, Power of Attorney, Statement, Personal Identification Certificate, Trade Mark Registration, etc. should be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or a Chinese Consulate in the United States before they are sent to China.

We do not notarize any documents directly for aliens. We only authenticate documents which have already been authenticated by Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Croatia.


Procedures are as follows:

a.  Documents should first be notarized by a local Notary Public.

b.  The notarized document should be authenticated separately by Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Croatia, where the Notary Public register himself.

c.        The Chinese Embassy authenticates the signature of the official and the seal of Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Croatia.


Please be noticed that documents should be in original shape when submitted. Applicants should not take apart the original documents (notarized or authenticated)  or stitch some other pages to the original documents, and should bear all responsibility  aroused.


2. Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following materials to the Embassy:

1)  Original documents to be authenticated;

2)  One photocopy of the complete documents to be authenticated. Photocopy includes the page authenticated by the Secretary of State, the page notarized by a Notary Public and the original document.

3)  One regibly and completely filled out Application Form for Authentication or Notarization(G-1).

4)  In cases of commercial authentication, a copy of the company's license and good standing certificate of the company are also required.


3. Pickup and Fees and Payments

Applications can generally be picked up in 1 week from the date of submitting.

Authentication fees are kn 120 per civil document and kn 230 per document regarding property, finance or business.

If your application is submitted before 12:00pm, it may be expedited depending on quantity of applications on that day, but applicants should pay the additional rush fees: kn 200 per document for same-day pick-up and kn 100 per document for the third day pick-up.


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