Phone toll-free at 1-888-433-1011

About the Document Legalization Process

The document legalization process is used to certify documents from one country so that they can be officially recognized in another country. In order to have your Canadian documents recognized in China, you will likely need to first have these documents legalized by the Embassy of China in Ottawa. It is important to note that document legalization is the third step in a three step process. Before you can legalize your documents they first need to be prepared for processing, and then authenticated at Global Affairs Canada. Click below for more information on each of these three steps. Or phone our friendly staff directly at 1-888-433-1011. We’ll explain the legalization process to you and answer your questions.

Step 1

Document Preparation

Step 2


Step 3


How We Can Help You

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China is very strict about the document legalization process. They have specific requirements for how documents are prepared, and about which supporting documents are required. They also have strict consular jurisdiction, with the Embassy in Ottawa and the various Chinese consulates across Canada each having responsibility for processing documents from certain regions.

Our specialists are experts in navigating the Chinese legalization process. When you contact us we’ll discuss your specific processing requirements, explain the process to you and answer your questions. You send your documents to our Ottawa office and we manage all aspects of the legalization process for you. Phone us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011 or click on the button below to fill out our quick form.

Get Started

If you require other embassy services besides document legalization, please contact the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China directly.

Information on the Embassy of China


The Chinese Visa Application Service Center is located at:

220 Laurier Avenue West, #1450
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1P 5Z9

Contact Info

Official website:

Phone number: 613-789 3434

Email address:

Hours of Operation

The Embassy of China’s consular section is operated through the Chinese Visa Application Service Center:

9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday

Contact Us!

Our friendly staff would welcome the chance to answer your questions about document legalization at the Embassy of China.

Contact Us


Frequently Asked Questions

Still Looking for Information?

Contact our friendly staff! We would welcome the chance to answer your questions and explain your options. Phone us toll free at 1-888-433-1011 or click the button below to send us a quick form.

Submit our Quick Form

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Legal Information Services in Ottawa ON

IDC is proud to have been recognized by the Better Business Bureau with a Torch Award for Market Place Trust