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Procedure[edit]


PROCESS FOR CITIZENS OF CHINA – FOR BOTH WHO LIVE IN CHINA AND OVERSEAS:

I. Chinese citizens in China
a. Apply in person at a notary public office(also areas where police station won’t issue)
  1. Go to the nearest notary public office (call 114 in China to get address).
  2. Apply for an official request document. Once it is issued, go to your area police station.
  3. In the police station, submit the official request document and apply for no criminal convictions.
  4. Please follow as per authorities guidelines.
  5. This application will be processed internally. Upon completion certificate will be issued to the applicant.
  6. Applicant has to go to the notary public office to apply for the notary certificate of no criminal convictions by submitting the obtained certificate.
  7. Authorities in the office will keep the original certificate of no criminal convictions from the police office and issue a notary certificate of no criminal convictions with a notarized translation of the “Notary Certificate of No Criminal Convictions”.



b. Apply in person at a police station (public security agency)
  1. Go to the police station in your area. If they process the certificate(some stations don’t process), obtain application form and submit the completed application form along with the required documents.
  2. The submitted application and document will be checked. Once the application is accepted, please pay as per requirement.
  3. Applicant should follow guidelines of authorities to process.
  4. This application will be processed internally. Upon completion certificate will be issued to the applicant.
  5. Applicant must go to the notary public office to get a notarized translation of the obtained Certificate of No Criminal Convictions.



II. Chinese citizens in China and overseas
a. Through a representative
  1. Most of the Chinese cities allow a representative to apply for a police certificate on behalf of Applicant. Applicant has to nominate a representative.
  2. Representative shall approach the office as applicable(police station/notary public office) to get information for any other mode for applying. In China different office has different approach.
  3. Once direct applying process is finalized. Applicant has to provide the representative with a signed notarized authorization letter.
  4. Representative shall apply through notary public office or at the police station as applicable.
  5. When your representative applies on your behalf, he or she must bring:
    1. His or her national ID card.
    2. His or her original Permanent Residence Registration (Hukou).
    3. A signed notarized authorization letter.
    4. All of original applicants documents that are needed when they apply in person.


  • Representative shall follow any of the process as applicable as stated above (in apply in person session)


PROCESS FOR NON CITIZENS OF CHINA – FOR BOTH WHO LIVE IN CHINA AND OVERSEAS:

I. Applying process in China
a. Apply in person at a “Public Security Bureau” (PSB)
  1. Go to the nearest “Public Security Bureau” (PSB).
  2. Consult with the authorities for your requirement to understand the process and also any other office to apply for(different offices process the application with respect to the place).
  3. Applicant shall apply as per authorities guidelines.
  4. Once the application is accepted with documents and fees, it will be processed internally. Applicant will get the certificate as notified.
  5. Applicant must go to the notary public office to get a notarized translation of the obtained Certificate of No Criminal Convictions.



II. Applying process in China and overseas
a. Through a representative
  1. Most of the Chinese cities allow a representative to apply for a police certificate on behalf of Applicant. Applicant has to nominate a representative.
  2. Representative shall approach the “Public Security Bureau” (PSB) office. Get information for any other mode for applying. In China different office has different approach.
  3. Once direct applying process is finalized. Applicant has to provide the representative with a signed notarized authorization letter.
  4. Representative shall apply as per authorities guidelines.
  5. When your representative applies on your behalf, he or she must bring:
  1. His or her national ID card.
  2. His or her original Permanent Residence Registration (Hukou).
  3. A signed notarized authorization letter.
  4. All of original applicants documents that are needed when they apply in person.
  5. Representative shall follow the process as stated above (apply in person session)
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Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Copy and original of national ID card.
  • Copy and original of permanent residence registration (Hukou).
  • The original request document from the Notary Public Office.
  • Application form.
  • Applicable fees.
  • Original certificate of no criminal convictions from your local police station
  • A signed notarized authorization letter

Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in China.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in China, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Your residence permit and work permit
  • A letter from your work or university/school where you worked or studied while you were in China and/or employment contract
  • Copy and original passport (with your original Temporary Residence Card or Temporary Residence Permit)
  • Copy and original certificate of No Criminal Convictions from the Public Security Bureau (PSB)

In general

  • Valid passport (attested copy as per requirement)
  • Valid citizen proof (respective ID’s issued by respective nation)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement)
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal)
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application.
  • A self-addressed envelope with or without stamps (as required)
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated)
  • The original and a photocopy of the documents proving his or her relationship with the Principal Applicant for the application *if the said letter does not contain his or her own name.
  • Application documents issued in languages other than Chinese or English, shall be accompanied with an official transcript, in Chinese or English, as endorsed either by the issuing authority, or a certified translation services body.
  • Application form. Link: For Police Clearance certificate
  • A representative requires
  • His or her national ID card
  • A signed notarized authorization letter from you
  • His/her original Permanent Residence Registration (Hukou)


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Beijing Public Security Bureau Dongcheng Branch Exit-Entry Management Department,
45 Daxing HutongDongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100738
Contact:+86 10 8408 1083.
Contacts: Notary Public Office and Ministry Of foreigners

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.



Fees[edit]

  • As authorities quote.



Validity[edit]

  • Valid for mentioned period.
  • Validity norms vary from country to country.


Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • 2 weeks in general.
  • Application for express processing is also possible.



Related Videos[edit]


China - Obtain Certificate of No Criminal Record / Police Clearance Certificate For Citizen



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Instructions[edit]

  • Application procedures may differ slightly between different provinces, districts or cities.
  • Applicants are encouraged to confirm the procedure directly with the local PSB and/or Public Notary Office.
  • Obtain a notarised translation of the certificate.
  • Provide both the original and notarised translation of the No Criminal Convictions Certificate to the office processing the application.



Required Information[edit]

  • Applicants full name
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Date of birth
  • Duration of stay in China



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Need for the Document[edit]

Police Clearance Certificate is also known as Non-Criminal Record Certificate, or Certificate of No Criminal Conviction. This certificate may be required for your immigration, green card, study, and employment and residence permission in other countries.


Information which might help[edit]

If the certificate is issued outside of China or applied at applicants home country, the police clearance certificate of residence issued by the public security bureau or the judicial authority of the applicants home country is acceptable. The police clearance certificate should be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in their home country.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

The issuance of Certificates of No Criminal Conviction is a charged service provided by the Chinese Police Force which is solely in connection with a person's application for a visa to visit or reside in another country, or for adoption of children. Applications for the Certificate for any other purposes will not be accepted.



External Links[edit]


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Others[edit]

Police records also are not available for those who were in China in diplomatic status including those working for international organizations such as the United Nations. Notarial police certificates are based in part upon records from an individual's employer. If an employer refuses to release records, the notarial office is not able to issue a certificate. This is the case for persons sent abroad for education by the Chinese Government who fail to return to China.