Since the Provisions on the Handling of Criminal Record Checks by Public Security Organs came into effect in 2022, police authorities in China have been issuing Certificates of No Criminal Record with the template provided in the Provisions. Certificates using this template come with a QR code. You can verify a Certificate of No Criminal Record by scanning the QR code with a cellphone app named “Public Security All-In-One Online Handling”. A picture of the app logo is shown below. Click here to download the installation file on the official webpage of China’s Ministry of Public Security.
The QR code verification is in its early stage of implementation. We have found a couple of restrictions on its use. First, only Chinese citizens can use the “Public Security All-In-One Online Handling” app. A Chinese citizen can create an account with this app and verifies a foreign national’s Certificate of No Criminal Record. You are unable to use the app without creating an account. Second, the verification only works for certificates issued in a few cities (e.g. Kunming), not the other cities. Eventually, it will be available for certificates issued in all the cities.