Document Authentication Services at the Houston Consulate

Normal processing time for documents brought to the Houston Chinese Consulate by courier service is 4 to 5 business days.

Consulate Fees for Authentication & Notarization

Category: Fee: Example Documents:
Personal $25.00 Adoption, personal power of attorney, marriage, birth/death status, kinship, divorce certificates, single-status statements, school diplomas.
Corporate, & Legal $50.00 Business license, articles of incorporation, certificates of formation, bank letters, trial exhibits, annual reports, business-related power of attorney, and other business, corporate, or legal documents.

If you need a faster turnaround time, expedited service is offered.

Expedited Service:

Expedited, next business day, service is usually available for documents brought to the Consulate either in person or by courier. Please note however that during times when the Consulate is short on staff, they may not be able to provide expedited service.

The table below summarizes the different types of service and related fees.

Consulate Service and Fee Comparison - Corporate & Legal Documents:

Turnaround: Normal Document Fee: Plus Rush Fee: Equal Total Fee Per Document:
Expedited Next Business Day $50.00 + $20 $70
Normal - 4 Business Days $50.00 n/a $50

 

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