Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Shanghai

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Certification of signature

!!!BE ADVISED: You have to wear FFP2 (N95/KN95) mask on the premises of the Legal and Consular Section at all times!!! 

The Consulate General Shanghai can only certify signatures on documents that are linked to the German jurisdiction. Clients must have their habitual residence either in Shanghai, Anhui, Zhejiang or Jiangsu. Should you reside in another province, please refer to the competent German mission.

A certified signature may be required for:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Notarial approvals (“Genehmigungserklärung”, e.g. real estate deals, divorce agreements.)
  • waiving an inheritance
  • application for a certificate of no impediment to      marriage
  • any other declaration that may by law require a      certified signature

PLEASE NOTE! You do not need to book an appointment to have your signature certified when applying for a certificate of good conduct (Führungszeugnis).

Please consult the information on our website first: Chinese or German.

To certify your signature, the following documents have to be presented:

  • a valid passport (a Chinese ID Card cannot be      accepted)
  • the document that has to be signed
  • in case the signee should not understand German,      a written translation into Chinese (or English, if the signee’s English      language skills are sufficient) is required

As of October 1st 2021 there is fixed fee for signature certifications: 56,43€. The fee is payable in RMB cash or through international credit cards (Master or Visa); the card will be debited in Euros.

If you are unsure whether have all required documents or you want to know if your signature can be certified on certain documents, please e-mail us the relevant documents:

Please note: The German Consulate General cannot certify any signature on or for bank documents due to money-laundering regulations.

Appointments that have been booked under false pretenses will regularly be deleted and blocked by the Consulate.

One appointment is for one person and max. 3 documents only!

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