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Seattle China Authentication, Legalization and Certification

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Seattle, Washington

Seattle is the northernmost major city in the contiguous United States, and the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and the state of Washington. Seattle is the center of the Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue metropolitan statistical area–the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the largest in the northwestern United States. Seattle is the county seat of King County and is the major economic, cultural and educational center in the region. Chinese outnumber other groups of Asian origin in Seattle. The largest group of Asian descent in Seattle is Chinese followed by Filipino, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, and Asian Indian. The Historic Chinatown Gate Foundation, with contributions from a number of agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals, brought to reality a 70 year plus dream of the Chinese community — to build a traditional Chinese gate, or pai-lau, to commemorate the presence of the Chinese community in the Seattle Chinatown Historic District.

Apostille or Legalization

People often have to get documents legalize for use in China. Unfortunately, China is not a party member to the hague convention. To get documents legalize or certify it must go through a chain of authentication. Certain documents that require legalization are birth certificate, marriage certificate, power of attorney, vital records, court records, articles of incorporation, corporate documents and notarized documents.