Overview: Consular Legalization – official authentication and certification of an HK official document by the consulate of a foreign country in Hong Kong, which confirms that the document has full legal effect and may be used in that foreign country.
- The Consulate of a foreign country in Hong Kong
Personal presence: Not required
- The original document
- Statement of the Consulate that the document is authentic (true)
- Date of certification
- Signature of the Consulate officer
- Stamp of the Consulate
Consular legalization is required when you need to use an HK official document outside Hong Kong, in a foreign country, which is not a party to the Apostille Convention 1961.