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 passport copies and powers of attorney …

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Guide to Applying for a China Police Certificate in Tianjin

Around the end of 2020, the exit and entry administration in each district of Tianjian became the police agency that issues police certificates to foreign residents within the same district. Previously, foreigner police certificate applications were all filed with the Municipal Exit and Entry Administration of Tianjin Public Security Bureau (PSB). Back in 2017, the …

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Guide to Applying for a Police Certificate in Shenzhen

The government of Shenzhen is probably the first one that implements uniform requirements across the city for issuance of police certificates to foreigners. On March 13, 2014, the Office of No Criminal Record Certificate of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau (PSB) was officially founded. Never have we seen in another city an entire police department designated …

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Guide to Applying for a Police Certificate in Beijing

Starting December 1, 2019, new rules titled The Procedures for Handling Overseas Personnel’s Applications for Checking Whether They Have Criminal Records During the Periods of Their Residence in Beijing came into effect. These are the first public rules issued by Beijing police authorities governing the issuance of police certificates to foreigners in Beijing. While giving …

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