Provide two-way mailing service to applicants who meet the requirements of fingerprint collection exemption

In order to facilitate the applicant who meets the requirements of fingerprint collection exemption, the center has got the approval and decided to provide two-way postal service, "applications by mail + passport mailed back", from Dec. 01,2019.

The relevant contents of the two-way mail service are explained as follows:


1. Scope of application. The two-way mailing service is only available to applicants who meet the requirements for fingerprint collection exemption. Excluded: the applicant who is younger than 14 years of age or older than 70 years of age; or, since 1st, Jan. 2019, the one who had obtained a visa from Montreal visa center, meanwhile the applicant apply for visa with the same passport again


It is recommended that the applicant consult the center in advance to confirm whether he/she meets the conditions for no fingerprint collection.

Email: montrealcenter2000@gmail.com , Phone: 514-680-8472 .


2. Service charges. The two-way mailing service will have additional service fees. It is a voluntary choice for applicants. The center encourages applicants to apply for a visa in person.


For detailed information, please refer to the website of the center. Applicants are advised to contact the Visa Center in advance to confirm the amount of payment.


3. Service methods. If applicants who meet the requirements of fingerprint collection exemption choose the two-way mailing service:

        First, they need to visit our website and fill out the application form online (the application form showing " Version 2013" in the upper right corner of the form is no longer used), print it after submission, and the form should be signed by the person or guardian at the corresponding place;

         Secondly, other supporting materials should be prepared according to the type of visa applied (the list of materials required for various types of visas can be found on our website);

         Third, a pre-paid postage envelope (Post Canada or UPS preferred), fill in the return address, recipient information, etc. .;

         Fourth, pay the visa application fee by E-Transfer (Email : montrealcenter@visaforchina.org ),the visa center will contact the applicant after the application files is received; and

        Finally, the applicant mail the above materials to the Visa Center: Chinese Visa Application Service Center,  # 700, 2000 Mansfield , Montreal , QC , H3A 2Z6 .


Because the two-way mail application involves the complicated  procedures, in order to avoid repeatedly sending materials to the center due to incomplete or non-compliant application materials, applicants are highly recommended to visit the center website and read the relevant requirements carefully or contact the center in advance.


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I. Application Procedure: Step 1 The document shall be sent to a local notary public, lawyer or Commissioner of Oaths of Canada for notarization. Step 2 The notarized document shall be brought to the Chambre des Notaires du Québec (Adresse: 2045 Rue Stanley, suite 101 Montréal, Québec, Tel: 5148791793) or the government of New Brunswick (Address: P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., Tel: 5064444417) for authentication. Step 3 The authenticated document shall be submitted to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre for consular authentication by the Chinese General Consulate in Montreal. Notes: If the applicant would like to bring the document to one of Chinese Consulates-General in Canada for consular authentication (Please click here for the consular jurisdiction of the Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Canada ),the notarized document shall be authenticated by the authentication office of the corresponding province or territory(Click here for the contact information of the above-mentioned offices). II. Important notes: 1. The document for consulate authentication should be true and lawful, and doesn’t contain any content which is injurious to national interests or social public interests of China; 2. If the document submitted for consular authentication contains more than one page, it shall be properly bound as a volume by applying sealing wax, eyelets, paging seal, steel seal or other methods to avoid any substitution and ensure the integrity of the documents . 3. According to the provisions of the relevant authorities of China, the certificate for no spouse or single status affidavit used for marriage registration in China remains valid for 6 months from the date of issuance. Therefore, the applicant should apply for it again if the mentioned certificate has been issued for more than 6 months from the date of issuance. 4. Notarial certificates of marriage status, health and non-criminal record, which are for the purpose of adoption in China, shall not be legalized if they have been issued for more than six months. 5. Consular officers of the Embassy or Consulates-General of China in Canada will review the documents to be authenticated. The Embassy or Consulates-General will not authenticate a document if its notarization or legalization procedure is found to be incomplete, its content is against Chinese laws and regulations, its format fails to meet the standards, or it is found to be forged or altered. 6. Consular officers may request the applicant to provide additional documentation to support the application. 7. If the content of an authenticated document is forged or altered, the consular authentication shall be invalid. 8. An authenticated document shall not be forged or altered. Any legal liability caused by the applicant's forgery or alteration of the document shall be borne by the applicant. 9. A document can only contain one single issue. A document that contains more than one issues or includes unrelated content should not be accepted for consular authentication.10. Documents issued in China, such as notarized certificates, IDs, Driver’s Licenses, Marriage Certificates, and so on, will not be accepted for consular authentication. 11. The Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General only confirm the authenticity of the signatures of the authentication officers and official seals of the Global Affairs Canada or the authorized departments or organizations of local governments , and should not be responsible for the content of the authenticated documents.III. Documents Required for Application 1. One fully and accurately completed and signed Application Form for Consular Legalization (Please click here to download) by the applicant. 2. The original and a photocopy of the document that has been authenticated by the Canadian authentication authorities. 3. The original and a photocopy of the data page of the applicant's valid passport or driver’s license. The passport or driver’s license will be returned as soon as the application is accepted. 4. The original and a photocopy of the permanent resident card, study permit or work permit(if applicable) is also needed, if the applicant is not a Canadian citizen. The above-mentioned original card or permit will be returned as soon as the application is accepted. 5. If an applicant entrusts someone else to submit the application on his/her behalf, a photocopy of both the entrusted person's and the applicant's passport or driver’s license should be provided. 6. If a document is of a company or an organization, a photocopy of the passport of the legal representative of the company or organization and an official document that can prove the person's legal representative status should be provided. Consular Authentication Process
I. Application Procedure:
Step 1
The document shall be sent to a local notary public, lawyer or Commissioner of Oaths of Canada for notarization.
Step 2
The notarized document shall be brought to the Chambre des Notaires du Québec (Adresse: 2045 Rue Stanley, suite 101 Montréal, Québec, Tel: 5148791793) or the government of New Brunswick (Address: P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., Tel: 5064444417) for authentication.
Step 3
The authenticated document shall be submitted to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre for consular authentication by the Chinese General Consulate in Montreal.
    Notes: If the applicant would like to bring the document to one of Chinese Consulates-General in Canada for consular authentication (Please click here for the consular jurisdiction of the Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Canada ),the notarized document shall be authenticated by the authentication office of the corresponding province or territory(Click here for the contact information of the above-mentioned offices).

II. Important notes:
    1. The document for consulate authentication should be true and lawful, and doesn’t contain any content which is injurious to national interests or social public interests of China;
    2. If the document submitted for consular authentication contains more than one page, it shall be properly bound as a volume by applying sealing wax, eyelets, paging seal, steel seal or other methods to avoid any substitution and ensure the integrity of the documents .  
    3. According to the provisions of the relevant authorities of China, the certificate for no spouse or single status affidavit used for marriage registration in China remains valid for 6 months from the date of issuance. Therefore, the applicant should apply for it again if the mentioned certificate has been issued for more than 6 months from the date of issuance. 
    4. Notarial certificates of marriage status, health and non-criminal record, which are for the purpose of adoption in China, shall not be legalized if they have been issued for more than six months.
    5. Consular officers of the Embassy or Consulates-General of China in Canada will review the documents to be authenticated. The Embassy or Consulates-General will not authenticate a document if its notarization or legalization procedure is found to be incomplete, its content is against Chinese laws and regulations, its format fails to meet the standards, or it is found to be forged or altered.
    6. Consular officers may request the applicant to provide additional documentation to support the application.
    7. If the content of an authenticated document is forged or altered, the consular authentication shall be invalid.
    8. An authenticated document shall not be forged or altered. Any legal liability caused by the applicant's forgery or alteration of the document shall be borne by the applicant.
    9. A document can only contain one single issue. A document that contains more than one issues or includes unrelated content should not be accepted for consular authentication.
  10. Documents issued in China, such as notarized certificates, IDs, Driver’s Licenses, Marriage Certificates, and so on, will not be accepted for consular authentication.
 11. The Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General only confirm the authenticity of the signatures of the authentication officers and official seals of the Global Affairs Canada or the authorized departments or organizations of local governments , and should not be responsible for the content of the authenticated documents.

III. Documents Required for Application
    1. One fully and accurately completed and signed Application Form for Consular Legalization (Please click here to download) by the applicant. 
    2. The original and a photocopy of the document that has been authenticated by the Canadian authentication authorities.
    3. The original and a photocopy of the data page of the applicant's valid passport or driver’s license. The passport or driver’s license will be returned as soon as the application is accepted.
    4. The original and a photocopy of the permanent resident card, study permit or work permit(if applicable) is also needed, if the applicant is not a Canadian citizen. The above-mentioned original card or permit will be returned as soon as the application is accepted.
    5. If an applicant entrusts someone else to submit the application on his/her behalf, a photocopy of both the entrusted person's and the applicant's passport or driver’s license should be provided.
    6. If a document is of a company or an organization, a photocopy of the passport of the legal representative of the company or organization and an official document that can prove the person's legal representative status should be provided.
Provide two-way mailing service to applicants who meet the requirements of fingerprint collection exemption

In order to facilitate the applicant who meets the requirements of fingerprint collection exemption, the center has got the approval and decided to provide two-way postal service, "applications by mail + passport mailed back", from Dec. 01,2019.

The relevant contents of the two-way mail service are explained as follows:


1. Scope of application. The two-way mailing service is only available to applicants who meet the requirements for fingerprint collection exemption. Excluded: the applicant who is younger than 14 years of age or older than 70 years of age; or, since 1st, Jan. 2019, the one who had obtained a visa from Montreal visa center, meanwhile the applicant apply for visa with the same passport again


It is recommended that the applicant consult the center in advance to confirm whether he/she meets the conditions for no fingerprint collection.

Email: montrealcenter2000@gmail.com , Phone: 514-680-8472 .


2. Service charges. The two-way mailing service will have additional service fees. It is a voluntary choice for applicants. The center encourages applicants to apply for a visa in person.


For detailed information, please refer to the website of the center. Applicants are advised to contact the Visa Center in advance to confirm the amount of payment.


3. Service methods. If applicants who meet the requirements of fingerprint collection exemption choose the two-way mailing service:

        First, they need to visit our website and fill out the application form online (the application form showing " Version 2013" in the upper right corner of the form is no longer used), print it after submission, and the form should be signed by the person or guardian at the corresponding place;

         Secondly, other supporting materials should be prepared according to the type of visa applied (the list of materials required for various types of visas can be found on our website);

         Third, a pre-paid postage envelope (Post Canada or UPS preferred), fill in the return address, recipient information, etc. .;

         Fourth, pay the visa application fee by E-Transfer (Email : montrealcenter@visaforchina.org ),the visa center will contact the applicant after the application files is received; and

        Finally, the applicant mail the above materials to the Visa Center: Chinese Visa Application Service Center,  # 700, 2000 Mansfield , Montreal , QC , H3A 2Z6 .


Because the two-way mail application involves the complicated  procedures, in order to avoid repeatedly sending materials to the center due to incomplete or non-compliant application materials, applicants are highly recommended to visit the center website and read the relevant requirements carefully or contact the center in advance.