Guide to Applying for China Police Certificate in Dalian

In August 2021, a significant change took place to the procedures for applying for police certificates in Dalian. Previously, foreign nationals only need to apply to Dalian Notary Public Office directly for notarial police certificates, aka notarial certificates of no criminal record. Since August 2021, applicants have had to run around between the notary and police with multiple trips instead of a single trip. In this article, we will explain in detail the procedures and requirements for applying for police certificates in Dalian.

STEP 1: Get Notary Introduction Letter Requesting Police to Issue Police Certificate

The first step is to visit Dalian Notary Public Office and get an “Introduction Letter” for submission to police.

You may wonder what the purpose is for getting the letter. This goes back to an old rule issued in 1990 titled “Notice Regarding the Handling of Certificates of Whether Foreigners Have Criminal Sanctions During the Period of Their Residence in China.” This 1990 rule gives notary the power to issue notarial police certificates to foreign nationals and the power to investigate with local police about the matter. Although the rule is no longer implemented in every detail, we can conjecture that some local policies are made from it.

Where to apply?

Below is the contact information of Dalian Notary Public Office.

Dalian Notary Public Office
Address: Baidu Maps
Phone: +86.0411.65850147
Website: None

Processing Time?

On the spot.

Required documents?

  • Passports
  • Power of attorney, if a third-party is appointed to handle the application.

Sample Notary Introduction Letter Issued by Dalian Notary Public Office

Sample Notary Introduction Letter
Sample Notary Introduction Letter

STEP 2: Obtain Police Certificate Issued by Local Police

After you get the notary’s Introduction Letter, you should apply for a police certificate with the brigade of exit and entry administration of Dalian Public Security Bureau in the same district where you resided in Dalian.

Where to apply?

There are many districts in Dalian. Each district has a brigade of exit and entry administration and every brigade has a “service window” to receive police certificate applications. Click here to view a complete list of the locations of the service windows. You should apply to the brigade of exit and entry administration that serves the area where you lived in Dalian.

Who are eligible?

No written rules are available to the public regarding the requirements for getting a police certificate in Dalian. Our on-the-ground experience shows that typically a foreigner should meet the following requirements to be eligible for the application.

Processing Time?

3 to 5 working days.

Required documents?

  • Notary’s Introduction Letter
  • Passports
  • Power of attorney, if a third-party is appointed to handle the application.
  • Application form

Sample Police Certificate Issued by Local Police of Dalian

Sample Police Certificate Issued by Local Police of Dalian

STEP 3: Return to Notary Office and Submit Police Certificate

After you get the police certificate issued by the local police, you will need to return to the notary office and submit the police certificate for applying for a notarial police certificate with English translation or other language translation as needed.

Processing Time?

3 to 5 working days.

Sample Notarial Police Certificate

All notary offices across China issue notarial police certificates in the same format. Please take a look at our article, What a China Police Certificate Looks Like.

Conclusion

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