In this article, we will explain the general procedures and requirements about how a foreign national applies for a Certificate of No Criminal Record, in Shenyang, China. The certificate is also known as a police certificate/check/clearance in other countries.
Recently, the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of Shenyang Public Security Bureau (PSB) has made some improvements on how they handle applications by foreign nationals for Certificates of No Criminal Record. For example, they start giving each applicant an Acceptance Notice upon accepting an application. The process seems to be in the trial stage. Many details remain to be refined.
Foreign nationals may need to obtain a Certificate of No Criminal Record in China for a variety of reasons including immigration, employment, etc. Typically, a Certificate of No Criminal Record is not acceptable for these purposes until it is notarized by a local notary office in China. (In some cases, it also needs to be authenticated by the embassy representing the country where the certificate is to be used. For more information about that process, please check our authentication guide.) And it is for this reason that our guide below has two steps, namely “STEP 1: Application for a Certificate of No Criminal Record” and “STEP 2: Notarization of the Certificate of No Criminal Record”.
STEP 1: Application for a Certificate of No Criminal Record
WHERE TO APPLY?
A foreign national who has lived in Shenyang may apply to the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of Shenyang PSB for a Certificate of No Criminal Record. The Division of Exit and Entry Administration is located at Beiling Dajie 47 Hao, Huanggu Qu, Shenyang (Google Map).
WHO ARE ELIGIBLE?
You are eligible to apply for a Certificate of No Criminal Record in Shenyang if you have resided in Shenyang for more than 6 months with residence permits issued from Shenyang.
Below list the documents required by the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of Shenyang PSB for issuance of a foreign national’s Certificate of No Criminal Record. Click the links to see samples of the documents.
- Current passport
- Prior passport, if applicable.
- Temporary Residence Registration Forms
- School/employer letter confirming the period of your study or employment
- A written application statement
- Power of attorney, if applicable.
Note: If a third-party agent is appointed to make the application on your behalf, the power of attorney also needs to be authenticated. If you are not familiar with China consular authentication, please take a look at our article, “Guide to Applying for China Consular Authentication”.
SAMPLE CERTIFICATE OF NO CRIMINAL RECORD ISSUED IN Shenyang, CHINA
STEP 2: Notarization of Certificate of No Criminal Record
There are multiple notary offices in Shenyang that are licensed to issue Notarial Certificates of No Criminal Record. We often go to Liaoning Notary Public Office, located at Beizhan Lu 77-2 Hao, Guangda Dasha 8 Lou, Shenhe Qu, Shenyang (Google Map).
- Certificate of No Criminal Record
- Power of attorney, if a third-party is appointed to handle the application.
3 to 5 working days.
SAMPLE NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE OF NO CRIMINAL RECORD
All notary offices across China issue Notarial Certificates of No Criminal Record in the same format. Please take a look at our article, What a Certificate of No Criminal Record Should Look Like.
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2 thoughts on “Guide for Obtaining Your Certificate of No Criminal Record in Shenyang, China”
Hi my name is SALOUA Chaouche I was a student at the Liaoning university 2009 2013
I need a policy certificate
I can’t come to China and I don’t know anyone there. Can I just authentify my local certificate by the Chinese embassy?
Hello Chaouche. Thanks for leaving a comment. Would you consider hiring an agency to apply for your police certificate from China? A Chinese embassy could not issue a police certificate covering the period of your residence in China.