Overview: Ministerial Legalization – official authentication and certification of an HK official document by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which confirms that the document has the full legal effect and may be used in that foreign country.
- The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Personal presence: Not required
- The original document
- Statement of the Ministery/Department that the document is authentic (true)
- Date of certification
- Signature of the Ministery/Department officer
- Stamp of the Ministery/Department
Ministerial 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.