YIP TSE & TANG, Notary Service in Hong Kong

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We notarise documents to be used internationally: USA, Canada, European countries, Africa, Taiwan, Macau and other Asia regions/countries. We also serve as an Apostille (under the Hague Convention 海牙加簽認證) and Legalisation agents. We know the practice by each of the common consulate-general in Hong Kong and is glad to provide you with our professional advice on that.

We have 2 full-time notary public, Thomas Tse and Charles Tse (above picture). 

  • service fee: HK$900 or up.
  • same-day service for simple documents and witnessing.
  • CALL NOW PHONE 6888-9999 (Miss Law) English/Cantonese.
  • Or click to fill an Online Enquiry Form
Yip, Tse & Tang, Notary Public
Hong Kong Notary, Notarial Certificate & Apostille Service
Legalisation by Consulate
Simple notary starts with HKD900
Enquiries Tel/Whatsapp : 6888-9999 (Miss Law)
Address: Wanchai, Lai Chi Kok and Tuen Mun

Apostille service under Hague Convention by a Notary

Apostille Convention

The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, the Apostille convention, or the Apostille treaty is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. Such a certification is called an apostille (French: certification). It is an international certification comparable to a notarisation in domestic law.

Procedure

Apostilles are affixed by Competent Authorities designated by the government of a state which is party to the convention. A list of these authorities is maintained by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Examples of designated authorities are embassies, ministries, courts or (local) governments. For example,
In Hong Kong, the High Court acted by the Registrar.
In the United States, the Secretary of State of each state and his or her deputies are usually competent authorities.
In the United Kingdom, all apostilles are issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Milton Keynes.

To be eligible for an apostille, a document must first be issued or certified by an officer recognised by the authority that will issue the apostille. For example,
In Hong Kong, the High Court maintains specimen signatures of all notaries public, so documents that have been notarised are eligible for apostilles.
Likewise, courts in the Netherlands are eligible of placing an apostille on all municipal civil status documents directly.
In some cases, intermediate certifications may be required in the country where the document originates before it will be eligible for an apostille. For example, in New York City, the Office of Vital Records (which issues, among other things, birth certificates) is not directly recognised by the New York Secretary of State. As a consequence, the signature of the City Clerk must be certified by the County Clerk of New York County to make the birth certificate eligible for an apostille.
In Japan all the official documents are issued in Japanese language, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA, JAPAN) then provides an apostille for these documents.
In India the apostille certification can be obtained from the Ministry of External Affairs.

Information

The apostille itself is a stamp or printed form consisting of 10 numbered standard fields. On the top is the text APOSTILLE, under which the text Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961 (English: Hague Convention of 5 October 1961) is placed. In the numbered fields the following information is added:
Country ... [country name]
This public document
has been signed by ... [name]
acting in the capacity of ... [function]
bears the seal/stamp of ... [authority]
certified
at ... [location]
the ... [date]
by ... [name]
No ... [apostille registration number]
Seal/stamp ... [of the authority giving the apostille]
Signature ... [signature of authority giving the apostille]
The information can be placed on the (back of the) document itself, or attached to the document as an allonge.

Eligible Documents

Not all documents are accepted for Apostille service.
Documents accepted for apostille service are broadly classified into the following two categories :
Public documents bearing the true signature of an official party such as a Hong Kong SAR Government recognized officer. For example, - Marriage Certificate, ie. certificates signed by Deputy Registrar of Marriage (For certificates signed by civil celebrants or issued by the church/temple, please obtain a certified true copy from the Record Office of the Marriage Registry) - Certificate of Absence of Marriage Record - Birth and Death Certificate - Certificate of Registered Particulars - Business Registration Certificate - Certificate of Incorporation
Documents signed by a notary public or a Commissioner for Oaths in Hong Kong. For example, (a) Notary Public - Power of Attorney - Certified true copy (b) Commissioner for Oaths - Declaration

Legalization

States that have not signed the Convention must specify how foreign legal documents can be certified for its use. Two countries may have a special convention on the recognition of each other's public documents, but in practice this is infrequent. Otherwise, the document must be certified by the foreign ministry of the country where the document originated and then by the foreign ministry of the government where the document will be used; one of the certifications will often be performed at an embassy or consulate. In practice this means the document must be certified twice before it can have legal effect in the receiving country. For example, as a non-signatory, Canadian documents for use abroad must be certified by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa or by a Canadian consular official abroad and subsequently by the relevant government office or consulate of the receiving state.

Yip, Tse & Tang, Notary Public
Hong Kong Notary, Notarial Certificate & Apostille Service
Legalisation by Consulate
Simple notary starts with HKD900
Enquiries Tel/Whatsapp : 6888-9999 (Miss Law)
Address: Wanchai, Lai Chi Kok and Tuen Mun

Notaries Public: Thomas Tse and Charles Tse

Thomas Tse and Charles Tse are notaries public, qualified to notarise documents in Hong Kong for use in oversea countries. 

Enquiries :

6888-9999 (Miss Law)

Yip, Tse & Tang, Notary Public
Hong Kong Notary, Notarial Certificate & Apostille Service
Legalisation by Consulate
Simple notary starts with HKD900
Enquiries Tel/Whatsapp : 6888-9999 (Miss Law)
Address: Wanchai, Lai Chi Kok and Tuen Mun

Notarization & Declaration Service by Notary Public

Notary Public's Duties and Functions

A Notary Public may prepare, attest, authenticate and certify (for use anywhere in the world), deeds and other documents, under the signature and official seal of the Notary.

NOTARIZATION & DECLARATIONS IN HONG KONG

We can help our clients to have their legal documents notarized and authenticated. Our scope of service:

  • Notarization of or witness to Power of Attorney, trust deed, assignment of property, letter of guarantee, contracts and agreements.
  • Notarization of Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marital Status Declaration, academic and professional qualification certificates, Affidavit of Financial Support, Guardianship Declaration, Immigrant Visa, Passport, and other documents that are required for immigration, studying, visiting family members and tourism in foreign countries.
  • Certified True Copy of document, notarization of the consistency between the photocopy duplicate and the original, and between the translation and the original version.
  • Notarization of or witness to documents for adoption of children, inheritance of estate, disclaiming inheritance right.
  • Notarization of or witness to documents for insurance claim, and Proof of Loss Declaration, receiving pension, old age security payments.
  • Notarization and authentication of Canadian government official signatures and seals on documents.
  • Other notarization matters undertaken upon request and in accordance with international practices.
Yip, Tse & Tang, Notary Public
Hong Kong Notary, Notarial Certificate & Apostille Service
Legalisation by Consulate
Simple notary starts with HKD900
Enquiries Tel/Whatsapp : 6888-9999 (Miss Law)
Address: Wanchai, Lai Chi Kok and Tuen Mun

Types of Notarial Services and Notary fees or charges

We provide a wide range of notarial services, which include the following. The notarial fee or notary charges start with HKD900 and varies with number of required signatures and nature of documents.

Formal Notarial Certificate
$2,000
Attesting signature (per signature) $1,000
Any Duplicate $500
Taking an Affirmation, Affidavit or Statutory Declaration $1,500
Any Exhibit  $250
Affixing of Apostille  $1,000
Legalisation $1,500
Any other Notarial Act(s) depends on complexity and time spent
Fees are for references and may be subject to change  
  • Certified True Document eg. passport, ID document, address proof
  • Certifying a person's identity and photo likeness
  • Witness Signature
  • Authenticate signature style
  • Appoint oversea school guardian
  • Witness parental consent
  • Witness Power of Attorney
  • Verify and confirm corporate identity e.g. company incorporation and BR status
  • Consent to Travel
  • Passport Application
  • Permanent Resident Card Application
  • Statutory Declaration for Passport Application
  • Affidavit of Marital Status (Non-spouse)
  • Succession Declaration & Authorization
  • Succession Right Disclaiming Declaration
  • Custodianship Declaration
  • Declaration of Identity
  • Declaration of Birth
  • Power of Attorney Certified Translation
  • Affidavit of Financial Support / Letter of Invitation for Temporary Resident Visa
Yip, Tse & Tang, Notary Public
Hong Kong Notary, Notarial Certificate & Apostille Service
Legalisation by Consulate
Simple notary starts with HKD900
Enquiries Tel/Whatsapp : 6888-9999 (Miss Law)
Address: Wanchai, Lai Chi Kok and Tuen Mun

Hong Kong Notary Public Addresses and Phone contact

Our Notary Public can attend your notarial & apostille needs at our Wanchai, Cheung Sha Wan or Tuen Mun offices: 
 
Wanchai (Hong Kong Island): 
Address: 2/F., CNT House,
120 Johnston Road, 
Wan Chai, Hong Kong 
(Wanchai MTR Station Exit A3)
 
Cheung Sha Wan (Kowloon):
Address: Rooms 813-4, 8/F, Tower 1, 
Cheung Sha Wan Plaza, 
833 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
(Lai Chi Kok MTR Station Exit A)
 
TUEN MUN, N.T. 
Address: Room 2301, 23/F, Tuen Mun Parklane Square,
2 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun, N.T.
 
Enquiries: Miss Law 
Tel +852 6888-9999 
 
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 10AM - 6PM
(Lunch Hour 1PM - 2:15PM)
Sat 10AM - 1PM
Yip, Tse & Tang, Notary Public
Hong Kong Notary, Notarial Certificate & Apostille Service
Legalisation by Consulate
Simple notary starts with HKD900
Enquiries Tel/Whatsapp : 6888-9999 (Miss Law)
Address: Wanchai, Lai Chi Kok and Tuen Mun