Happy Chinese New Year!

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Each of the twelve Chinese lunar calendar years has a Chinese zodiac animal associated with it: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. 2017 is the year of the rooster which is said to bring change and transformation.

The Embassy of China is closed in celebration of Chinese New Year

In celebration of Chinese New Year, the Embassy of the Republic of China in Ottawa is closed from January 27th to 31st, 2017. Consular services, such as the legalization of Canadian documents, is unavailable until they re-open.

How to prepare your documents for use in China

Documents intended for use in China will need to be authenticated and legalized. The origin of your documents will determine whether your documents need to be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa or by the appropriate provincial body. Once your documents have been authenticated, you need to determine which embassy or consulate holds jurisdiction for the legalization portion of the process.

You should be aware that the embassies and consulates of the Peoples Republic of China in Canada will not accept documents submitted by mail, even if they are sent directly from Global Affairs Canada. Any documents requiring legalization by the Peoples Republic of China in Canada must be submitted in person.

For embassy and consulate jurisdictions and locations, visit the website of the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in Canada.

Contact one of our experts to discuss your document requirements. Call us toll free at 1-888-433-1011, or complete an online Request Form.