China - competent authority (Art. 23)

The document to certify an adoption "by the competent authority of the State of the adoption" in Article 23 of the Convention shall be provided by the Civil Affairs Department (i.e. adoption registration organ) of the People's Government in provinces, autonomous regions or municipalities directly under the Central Government where the residence of the adoptee is located in the form of Adoption Registration Decree.

Competent authority in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to issue an Adoption Certificate:

The Registrar
High Court
38 Queensway
HONG KONG
People's Republic of China
tel.: +852 2825 4641
fax: +852 2530 3512
e-mail: coc_hc@judiciary.gov.hk

Competent authority in the Macao Special Administrative Region to issue an Adoption Certificate:

Instituto de Accao Social (Social Welfare Bureau of the Department of Social Affairs and Culture)
Estrada do Cemiterio, nr 6
MACAO
People's Republic of China
tel.: +853 2826 7878
fax: +853 2855 9529
e-mail: psec@ias.gov.mo
Website: www.ias.gov.mo

(This page was last updated on 23 August 2016)

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