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Edward Young Notaries

Authenticate Degree, TEFL
and Criminal Record Checks

We are experts in Authenticating UK documents for China

When it comes to issuing work Visas,  the majority of Chinese provinces require that certain documents are Authenticated. 

We are UK Notaries and can Authenticate the following documents:

  • Degree Certificates
  • "No Criminal Record" Background Checks
  • TEFL Certificates

We Authenticate documents for use in China every day by Notarising and Legalising Degree, TEFL and Police Clearance checks so that they are acceptable for the Chinese Visa Process.       

This process involves Notarisation as well as Legalisation with the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office (Apostille) and the Chinese Consulate in London.

How Do I Get Started?

3 Easy Steps to Get the Results You Need



Download and Complete Our Order Form, Don't Forget Your Contact Details.

Please make sure you print all pages DOUBLE SIDED. You need to complete the form in type and then sign in pen.



Send Us All Your Original Documents With Photocopies of Your Passport and Proof of Address. We Recommend Using a Trackable Method of Postage. Don't forget to include your Order Forms!



Now You Can Sit Back, Leave the Process to Us and Reap the Rewards.

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Click below for all the forms required.

What's the Cost?

We try to keep it as simple as we can

Our Cheapest Deal
Copies of Degree & TEFL Notarised together under one Bundle
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Police Certificate Only
Our CRB Check Deal
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What do others think of our service?

Clear pricing and Satisfied with the service

T. Clarke

Perfect Service

The service provided was professional and organised. I had a few issues with getting some documents notarised but was contacted immediately and was well supported to solve these issues. All correspondence with Edward Young was excellent! I have now used the company for other legal documents that I needed to get legalized.

S. Rehman

What's the Attestation Process?

A view in to how we handle things for you


Notaries are internationally recognised, independent and regulated lawyers who verify facts and documents for use overseas.   

The Notary will take a copy of your original document, put their certification that it is a true copy, sign it and seal it.


After the Notary has signed and sealed the documents,   we send one of our team to the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) for them to apply an Apostille.

An Apostille is the UK Government verifying that we are UK Notaries and that UK Notaries have authority to authenticate degrees.

Chinese Consulate

We then complete the process by taking the documents to the Chinese Embassy in London.  

The Chinese Embassy verify the authenticity of the UK Apostille.

We collect the authenticated documents with the Chinese Embassy stamp and return everything to you enabling you to get on with your Chinese 'Z' Visa application.

Acceptance Guarantee

You Can Trust Us to Get it Right

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: The Chinese Consulate has reopened for submissions. All applications are taking a week or so longer than usual. If there are any issues with your documents, we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. 

Please keep an eye on this site for when we remove these restrictions.

If your documents are rejected by the Visa Authorities, due to a mistake on our part, We will refund your order in full. This offers you complete peace of mind that your documents will be authenticated correctly and you won’t face any blips with your work in China.  

In order for this Guarantee to be valid, you need to make sure you complete all of the requested details on the forms and you MUST inform us of the Province you are moving to.

Please make sure you print all pages DOUBLE SIDED. You need to complete the form in type and then sign in pen.

These Forms must be posted to us and NOT emailed.

Please note that if you inform us of any extra requirements added to your application after we have begun work, there will be additional costs to cover the extra disbursements.

Also be aware, if the name on your passport is different in any way to your certificates, you must provide us with a declaration from yourself, stating that you are the same person.

If you are going to JIANGSU or FUZHOU Province, please contact us immediately as we have a special information pack for these Provinces.

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