Dear Sir/Madam I have recently gained employment for a school in Shanghai China. They have requested I get my degree, QTS and criminal check notorised and apostilled. Could someone please advise or has had experience with this as it will save me time and money. I have emailed the Chinese Embassy in the UK but have had no reply from them. Plus, their website does not make this clear. 1. Does the Chinese Embassy require I legalise my ORIGINAL documents or a PHOTOPCOPY of the originals at the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) beforehand? (The normal procedure would be to get them notorised first from a UK solicitor and then send them to the FCO. After receiving them from the FCO I would then proceed to the UK Chinese Embassy.) 2. The Chinese Embassy require the notory wrap these documents in a red ribbon as it will be more than 2 documents prooving they are authentic. Does the FCO do this, or must I return to the UK Solicitor to do this for me as they are the notory, after I have received my legalised documents back from the FCO before I finally go to the UK Chinese Embassy? Thank you kindly for your help.