Guide to Applying for a Police Certificate in Chengdu

Local authorities in Chengdu are among the earliest who issued publicly available rules governing the issuance of police certificates to foreign nationals. Chengdu issued the rules in 2016, Shanghai 2016, Guangdong Province 2019, Beijing 2019, Fujian Province 2019. You can find the Chengdu rules on the website of Chengdu Public Security Bureau at http://cdcrj.chengdu.gov.cn/cdcrj/c112386/2016-09/08/content_c27787a93f4a43f5a8969a14e61cbde4.shtml. In …

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New Regulation for Police Certificate Applications in Guangdong Province

A new regulation, titled Provisions of Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department Regarding the Application for and Handling of Certificates of No Criminal Record (the “New Regulation”), will come into effect on March 1st, 2019. Any prior rules regarding the same matter will be replaced by the new regulations. Note that Certificate of No Criminal Record …

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How to Apply for a China Police Certificate in General

Immigration authorities of the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. have provided instructions about how to apply for a China police certificate, also known as a police clearance certificate or certificate of no criminal record. However, these instructions may be too general to follow. In this article, I will explain how you can …

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What a China Police Certificate Looks Like

China police certificate is also known as Certificate of No Criminal Record/Conviction. A non-Chinese citizen who has lived in China may need a China police certificate for purposes of immigration, job application, adoption or school admission. Most China police certificates are used in connection with popular migration destinations such as the United States, Canada, Australia …

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Guide to Applying for a China Police Certificate in Shanghai

There are more foreigners living in Shanghai than any other city in China. Correspondingly, the city has seen a high demand for police certificates, aks certificates of no criminal record. In this article, I will discuss how a foreign national in Shanghai who is not a citizen of China apply for a China police certificate, …

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What if a China police certificate is unobtainable?

China police certificate officially referred to as Certificate of No Criminal Record. Many foreign nationals who have lived in China are unable to get a China police certificate for various reasons, e.g. no longer having the passport used for traveling China. Some other foreign nationals are able to get China police certificates, but the certificates …

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Guide to Applying for a Police Certificate in Shenyang

Recently, the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of Shenyang Public Security Bureau (PSB) has made some improvements on how they handle foreigners’ applications for police certificates, aka certificate of no criminal record. For example, they start giving each applicant an Acceptance Notice upon accepting an application. The process seems to be in a trial …

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Guide to Applying for China Consular Authentication

Documents issued or executed in one country and intended for use in another country are often required to be authenticated by the embassy/consulate of the country where the documents will be used. Foreign nationals who apply for China immigration documents or China police certificates may be required to submit passports copies and powers of attorney …

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