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Police Clearance / No Criminal record guidance for China work permit

10th May 2017 Updated - According to the government newest regulation, when you apply your China Foreigner's Work Permit (FWP), You need to provide an official police clearance certificate (PCC) / no criminal record (NCR) from your home country issued within 6 month (if you lived in third party country for over 1-year, then please provide the third party country’s PCC/NCR instead. China one does NOT count). PCC/NCR Issued or Legalized by any one of following authority is available:

  • A: Legalized by Chinese Consulate or Embassy in your country
  • B: Issued by Your country Embassy or Consulate in China
  • C: Issued by Your country Foreign Affairs Department

Procedure of obtaining your country Police Clearance / No Criminal record

First of all, if you are already inside of China, please check with your Consulate here in shanghai to see if they can help you to issue you a PCC of your home country or not. (as our experience, few of Consulate provide this kind service, for example, Russia Consulate, Indonesia Consulate, even they can not help you, but for sure they can share some useful information with you)

If your Consulate can not help you here in Shanghai, then please check the following lightspot for above option A:

  • Sept 1: Check with any one of following authority in your country to get the basic PCC:
    A: Your country Local Police Station
    B: Your country Security Bureau
    C: Your country Local Court
    D: Your country Justice Bureau
  • Sept 2: Send your basic PCC to a local international notary public for notarization (a True-Copy notarization is enough, but any kind of "affidavit" or "make a vow/swear/orth" can not be accepted) in your country.
    Tips: Most of the local international notary public provide below 2-steps as well.
  • Step 3: Send the PCC, notarized by notaries, to the Legalization office of the Foreign Affairs Department in your country for legalizations.
  • Step 4: After completing the initial stage of notarization and legalization, submit the PCC to the Chinese embassy or consulates in your country for legalization.

Following are some CORRECT and WRONG samples of the police clearance certificate:

 
 
 
 

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