How to Get CSSD Verification Report for Your China Degree Certificate

This blog will show you how to apply for a CSSD verification report for your China degree certificate. The degree verification report is officially titled Online Verification Report of Higher Education Degree Certificate. Note that China higher education awards 2 types of credentials: degree certificates and graduation certificates. We also have a guide on How to Get CSSD Verification Report for Your China Graduation Certificate.

Center for Student Services and Development (CSSD), an institution under China’s Ministry of Education (MOE), is responsible for issuing verification reports for degree certificates, graduation certificates and transcripts issued by all China universities. CSSD receives verification applications through China Higher Education Student Information (CHSI) which is a website owned by CSSD.

On Aug. 15, 2022, CSSD replaced China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) as the authority in charge of issuing verification reports for China degree certificates. Applicants can no longer apply for degree verification with CDGDC. Click here to view the official announcement.

For a first-time applicant, the process for getting a CSSD degree verification report consists of 3 steps:

  • Create a CHSI account.
  • Link your degree certificate to your CHSI account.
  • Request a CSSD degree verification report.

STEP 1 CREATE A CHSI ACCOUNT

1. On your internet browser, go to https://www.chsi.com.cn/. Click 学信档案 and then click 注册学信网账号.

2. Fill in the registration form and Click 立即注册.

3. For the first time login, you will be prompted to verify your identity through either CHSI APP or human customer assistance. After the identity verification is completed, you will be able to log into your new CHSI account.

STEP 2 LINK DEGREE CERTIFICATE TO CHSI ACCOUNT

1. Go to https://www.chsi.com.cn/. Click 学信档案 and then click 登录学信档案. Enter your login credentials and click 登录.

2. Hover your cursor over 高等教育信息 and click 学位信息 in the dropdown menu.

3. Click 尝试绑定学位.

4. Enter your degree certificate number and click 确定.

5. If successful, you will be able to see your 学位信息.

STEP 3 REQUEST CHINESE CSSD DEGREE VERIFICATION REPORT

1. Hover your cursor over 高等教育信息 and click 学位信息 in the dropdown menu.

2. Click 申请.

3. Set the period of validity of the verification report and click 申请.

4. Click 查看.

5. Review your CSSD degree verification report. You can also download a digital copy in PDF format by clicking on the download icon at the upper right corner. This is the end.

55 thoughts on “How to Get CSSD Verification Report for Your China Degree Certificate”

  1. Hi, I’ve been trying to do the verification following your steps however, I’ve not made progress. I’m currently not in china and I don’t have a Chinese phone number will you kindly assist?

    Thank you

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    • Thanks for leaving a message. We are happy to assist you. If you are interested in using our service, please get started by filling in a service request form here.

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  2. I have successfully registered and did the real person verification. However, when I try apply for the online verification report, it requests university name but then I get an error

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    • Hi Sanura, there are various reasons that can cause this error. One common reason is that your account personal info does not match the info your university filed with CSSD.

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  3. Hi! I am Indian who came to China to do a degree in medicine (in English). I am currently settled in USA and needed my Chinese college degree verified for a US. But the whole process is in Chinese in the CSSD website. Can anyone help me translate or is there any other way to attain verification.

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    • Pete Zhang hope you are doing well,my question is after verification of account by uploading all credentials of passport and it’s approval when I click on degree for online report verification it ask me for my institute name in Chinese and whenever I provide the name of institution I have graduated from it gives error on identity verification, please help I would also like to know if you provide any paid services to do the verification of degree and transcripts for me.
      Thank you waiting for your response

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      • Hi Hamza, various reasons can cause the error. Most common reasons are related to inconsistency with your passport number and name. If you are interested in using our service, please click here to check our CSSD verification service page.

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    • Hi Sammy, it is possible to get a 1983 degree verified by CSSD. However, you may need to get an updated transcript from the university because CSSD may not agree to verify a transcript issued decades agon.

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  4. Greetings!

    We are and academic institution trying to verify the authenticity of diploma issued in China for a Chinese citizen. However, as far as we understand, the report can be provided only to a person.

    Can we access the authenticty report via chsi.com.cn or are there any other means to verify the diploma?

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    • Hi Sergej, verification reports can only be issued to indivisuals who have created an CHSI account. However, you may verify some basic information of a graduation certificate here and degree certificate here.

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  5. HI, Thank you very much for your assistance. I was able to register successfully using a Chinese phone number, and I have completed the verification process. However, when I tried to enter my Degree Certificate code, I received the message “绑定次数已用完” .
    I’m not sure what to do in this situation. Could you please advise me on the appropriate steps to take?

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    • Hi Hadi. Unfortunately, there is no easy solution to the issue you are having. You can register another account to try a few more times but the result is likely to be the same. We can help you investigate and resolve the issue but it will be a paid service. If you are interested in using our service, please get started by filling in a service request form here.

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  6. Hello
    I keep getting error for the school verification phase and now I am getting the message that there are too many verifications and this method cannot be used for verification. I use a new passport number which I renew in 2020 for registration. However, the old passport number was used to complete the master’s program. Could this be the reason why I can verify the school identity?

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  7. Hello! I am currently not in China, and neither am I Chinese, but I really need the online verification report of my higher education credentials from a Chinese university. When I tried to log in , I had to use a friend’s phone number because they did not accept other foreign numbers. And now I am stuck in the part where I need to provide my complete identity verification, because they request that we upload portrait photo of the registree holding an ID card and also one with the National Emblem of the ID card. I tried using my passport instead but it was rejected. Would it be possible to please provide assistance? Thanks!

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  8. Hello Zhang! I need verification from CDGDC. I already have verification from CSSD. Some authorities required CDGDC verification. Could you help me in this regard? Its urgent.

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    • In 2022, CDGDC stopped issuing degree verification reports. I mentioned this in this article. Please take a look at the first a few paragraphs.

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      • so i am applying for skill assessment for immigration, they required CDGDC. What can i show them instead of CDGDC verification? please help in this regard

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  9. Hello! I am from pakistan and currently not in china, but I really need the online verification report of my higher education credentials from a Chinese university. When I tried to log in , I had to use a friend’s phone number because they did not accept other foreign numbers. And now I am stuck in the part where I need to provide my complete identity verification, because they request that we upload portrait photo of the registree holding an ID card and also one with the National Emblem of the ID card. I tried using my passport instead but it was rejected. Would it be possible to please provide assistance? Thanks!

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    • Hi Ali, thanks for your message. As a foreign national applicant, you can definitely use your passport instead of a China ID. Upload your leather cover of the passport in place of the National Emblem of the ID card.
      We are also happy to assist in obtaining the verification reports. Please check our CSSD service page.

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    • Hi Mariia, thanks for your question. There is no fixed time frame for transcript verificaiton. It depends on when your university responds to CSSD’s verification request. If everything goes smoothly, the verification can be done within a couple of weeks.

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      • I renewed my passport six months before getting the degree. Should I use new passport number or old passport number?

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        • Hi Muhammad, I am unable to answer this question. Either one is possible, depending on which one was used by your university to file with CSSD.

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  10. Hello,

    I’m currently on the ID verification stage where they keep telling me that I should have my First name before my last name. However when I was registering they asked me to write my name in the order it was written on my graduation certificate (which is last name then first name)

    I’m trying to modify the information on my account by putting my first name then last name and I get the message that It was succesfully done but when I go back to the profile page the name is still unchanged.

    What’s the solution here please? How do I successfully change the order of my full name?

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    • Hi Sanoni, thanks for your question. I am not sure why you are unable to modify the name appearing in your CSSD account. Usually, you can change the name twice, but no more. There are two other solutions, one is contacting CSSD customer support and second you create another CSSD account.

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      • Can you please tell me if I can verify my degree same time as my transcripts or I need to wait for the transcripts to be verified? Because I just applied for my transcripts verification and I wanted to apply for degree verification as well but when I enter my University name (Shanghai University) they tell me it’s wrong

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        • Hi Sanoni, you can apply for both at the same time. The error with your university’s name is likely to have something to do with your name and passport number.

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  11. Hi
    CHSI has approved my registration information and asked me to login with my registered username and password in order to apply for online degree verification report. But when I click on “online verification report” a message has been shown promptly “There are too many verification times, and this method cannot be used for verification.” Can you kindly help me to figure it out .

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    • Hi Fred, the processing time will be about 1-3 working days for degree/graduation certificate(s) verification and about 3-4 weeks for transcript verification.

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  12. Instead of mentioning my name, the system forced me to enter the wrong name for verification. When will the surname and given name problem be solved here in mainland China for foreigners? Now I can not bind my certificate and have to wait for long again to just explian my surname and given name

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  13. Hello,

    I wonder for UBC undergraduate transcript what do I need to fill out on the service purpose column? I don’t think they accept WES report? Should I just fill out other? Do you have any idea?

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  14. Hello, Pete Zhang,
    As an international student studying in China, can you verify your foreign degree using the CHSI platform.

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  15. Hi Pete,
    I have renewed my passport since my graduation, but I cannot find the copy of my old passport. Do I actually need the copy of my old passport?

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  16. Hi Pete, I came across your blog due to same verification reports required by organizations. I am in the same situation, however, I realize my degree may be linked to my old passport since I can’t get past the school verification step. Like everyone as well I used my new passport to register with a borrowed chinese friend’s phone number.

    I realize my old passport has holes in it due to the fact that my country handles expired passports like that. Would it still work in the verification process if i register a new account?

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    • Hi Michael, thanks for your message. Various reasons can cause the issue. I recommend that you contact your university to confirm what information was filed with the education department. Meanwhile, you can try to use your old passport to register another account. If you need our help, please check our CSSD service page.

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  17. Hi, I’m gone through all the processes and sent documents to WES and its showing sent successfully but WES saying they haven’t received yet! I have checked reference number is all ok. What might be the problem and how to resolve that could you please suggest?

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