Guide for Obtaining Your Certificate of No Criminal Record in Wuhan, China

This Guide is about how foreign nationals obtain a Certificate of No Criminal Record in Wuhan, China. The certificate is also known as a police certificate/check/clearance in other countries.

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 Certificate of No Criminal Record” and “STEP 2: Notarization of Certificate of No Criminal Record”.

STEP 1: Application for Certificate of No Criminal Record

WHERE TO APPLY?

A foreign national’s application for a Certificate of No Criminal Record should be filed with a district branch office of the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of Wuhan Public Security Bureau. The district branch office must have jurisdiction over the district where you have lived and registered your residence. Residence registration details are found in your Temporary Residence Registration Form. For contact information of the exit-entry administration branch office in each district of Wuhan, please visit China’s National Immigration Administration (NIC) and select “Wuhan”.

WHO ARE ELIGIBLE?

  • Have had residence permits issued from Wuhan.
  • Have lived in Wuhan for 180 days or longer.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS?

  • Passport(s)
  • Power of attorney, if a third-party is appointed to handle the application.

PROCESSING TIME?

3 working days.

SAMPLE CERTIFICATE OF NO CRIMINAL RECORD

Sample Certificate of No Criminal Record Issued by Exit and Entry Administration in Wuhan, China
Sample Certificate of No Criminal Record Issued by Exit and Entry Administration in Wuhan, China

STEP 2: Notarization of Certificate of No Criminal Record

WHERE TO APPLY?

There are multiple notary offices in Wuhan that are licensed to issue Notarial Certificates of No Criminal Record. The contact information of the notary offices is available on the official websites of the Justice Bureau of Wuhan and Wuhan Notary Public Officers Association

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS?

  • Passport(s)
  • Certificate of No Criminal Record
  • Power of attorney, if a third-party is appointed to handle the application.

PROCESSING TIME?

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.

Conclusion

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