Guide to Applying for China Police Certificate in Suzhou

According to a police officer we met in Suzhou, in Dec. 2020 Jiangsu Provincial Public Security issued a new regulation on police certificate applications. The new regulation is titled Regulations for Jiangsu Public Security Organs on Issuing and Checking Records of Law Breaking and Criminal Offenses. The regulation is not available to the public and …

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Guide to Applying for China Police Certificate in Sanya

In Sanya, the procedures for getting a foreigner’s police certificate is not as difficult as in many other cities. In Sanya, an applicant only needs to file an application with Sanya Municipal Notary Public Office, while in most other cities, applicants have to deal with both police and notary to obtain a notarial China police …

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2021 Happy New Year

At end of the year 2020, we are looking back at the journey we have had with our clients for the past 365 days: In 2020, we have spoken with authorities in 74 cities in China for more than 100 hours on behalf of our customers and exchanged more than 5,000 emails. In 2020, we …

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Guide to Applying for Police Certificates in Fujian Province

In this article, we will briefly explain how a foreign national apply for a China police certificate in Xiamen, Fuzhou, Quanzhou or any other cities of Fujian Province. On Jan. 29, 2019, Fujian Provincial Public Department issued the Regulations for Fujian Public Security Police Stations on Issuance of Certificates of No Criminal Record (Trial Implementation) …

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China Temporary Residence Registration Form for Foreigner

What is a Temporary Residence Registration Form for Foreigner? According to China’s Exit-Entry Administration Law, if you are a foreign national or a resident of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan you need to register with a  hotel or a local police station within 24 hours of arriving in China. After you register, the police station …

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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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Guide to Applying for a Police Certificate in Guangzhou

This is a guide for people who are not citizens of China about how to apply for a China police certificate in Guangzhou for purposes of immigration, employment or school admission. A police certificate is also known as a police clearance certificate or certificate of no criminal record. On March 1, 2019, a new regulation …

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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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The Validity of China Police Certificates

China issuing authorities impose no period of validity. There’s no set period of time for which a China police certificate, aka certificate of no criminal record, is considered to be valid. A completed certificate only shows its date of issuance. Compare how immigration authorities consider a certificate valid. Although China authorities put no expiry on …

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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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