China Legalizations: Update on New Required G1 Form

By: Clare Oliva, COGENCY GLOBAL INC. on Nov 22, 2017 9:18:20 AM


Last week we advised that the Chinese Embassy had released a new version of the “G1” form.  This new version of the form is currently required to submit legalization requests at the embassy and all consulates except the New York Consulate, which will begin requiring it on December 1, 2017.  The new forms and procedures require company applications to provide more information and identification than was previously required.  New requirements include:

  1. For company applicants, the original signature of legal representative (officer, director or counsel) must be provided in Section 8 of the form.
  2. A copy of that individual’s personal identification (such as a passport or driver’s license) must be provided as well.
  3. Sections three and four of the new form must be filled out with the reason for legalization and an indication of where in China the document will be used.
  4. The person or company submitting the documents to the embassy must be listed as agent in Section 7, and must also provide identification. COGENCY GLOBAL must be listed in this section for all legalizations we are handling.
  5. The form must be typed in ALL CAPITAL letters. Forms completed by hand will not be accepted.
A copy of the new G1 form is available on the Authentication and Legalization Resources page of our website. For assistance with document legalization for China, reach out to your COGENCY GLOBAL client service specialists.

Topics: Authentication / Legalization