Notarized documents are those in which a notary has verified and observed the identity and signature of the signatory at the time of signing. As proof of notarization, the signature and stamp of the notary are usually present on the document. Important documents, such as civil status documents, often require certified documents (or certified true copies). Examples of vital statistics documents include birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees and death certificates. The competent authority keeps the original biographical data (usually the county). Only the authority that issued the original document can certify a copy, as it is the administrator of the original. Document legalization (authentication) in Hong Kong means the authentication of signatures, seals and the origin of documents. This means that even certified true copies can be legalized. Yes, some banks can certify documents. This is possible if the bank has a qualified professional who can work as a certifier. To have your official documents certified in Hong Kong, you can do so by visiting a Hong Kong lawyer, a Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a notary.

Providing a certified copy of the original documents is a prerequisite for most business activities in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions. These activities range from applying for a corporate account at a Hong Kong-based bank to using documents created and signed in Hong Kong for international transactions. In addition, the use of certified true copies goes far beyond commercial and commercial activities. It is often used in government proceedings or even for legal purposes. If you apply to open a business account with a bank in Hong Kong, all copies of the documents must be certified as true copies of these documents, and the candidates` signatures on the account opening documents must be attested by a qualified professional. The most common application of Hong Kong certified true copies is when a company opens a bank account in Hong Kong. A qualified professional must certify and attest to all copies of the documents. Many business owners may require certified true copies when applying for licenses or registering businesses in other countries, in addition to bank account applications. A Hong Kong Chartered Accountant (CPA), lawyer or Hong Kong notary can certify formal documents used by a company for local or international use in Hong Kong. Since the rules vary, it is important to check the details requested by the requesting institution.

However, it is important to note that a certified copy does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. It merely certifies that the copy in question is indeed an authentic copy of the original document. Common examples of documents that require certified true copies include birth certificates, passports, and a driver`s license. AsiaBC can help your Hong Kong and overseas business obtain a Hong Kong document legalization service that includes “Certified True Copies”, “Hong Kong High Court Apostille” and “Notarization”. Certified documents are required by the receiving parties whenever you use your documents for business activities, especially for business bank accounts opened in Hong Kong. The High Court of Hong Kong offers an apostille service. The department is responsible for the legalization of documents concerning the incorporation of a company, as well as documents previously signed and dated by notaries and CPAs. Each document is assigned a unique apostille number, proving that the document in question is verified and authentic. Legalization documents are required for many reasons, as they are used for the sale or purchase of land, immigration, marriage, adoption, trade, or when a business is doing business. When you register your company in Hong Kong with us or appoint us as your company secretary, our certified authentic copy service includes certification of your company or personal documents by a qualified partner firm.

People want certified true copies to verify the authenticity of original documents or ID cards. It`s about fraud prevention, where people can create forged certificates and documents on a computer. These copies can be used for business registrations, bank account openings, and government proceedings, among others. The format of a certified copy typically includes the name of the CA, the certification date, and the CA stamp.