On 23 March 2023, the People’s Republic of China became the 125th country to accede to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the Apostille Convention). This came into force on 7 November 2023.
Certain documents can be apostilled directly without needing notarisation, such as UK birth, death and marriage certificates, and ACRO police certificates. In the UK an apostille is only issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
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