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Q: Chinese Police criminal records check

I'm applying for a teaching job in Beijing, and have been in China continuously for five and a half years. A recruiter has told me such a certificate is necessary and I've asked the Foreign Affairs Officer at my current school. She has said I should go to a Notary Public office (公证chu)but I'm not sure what to ask for...

 

Any suggestions or advice?

 

Thanks.

3 years 33 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Beijing

 
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I guess, you should get Non-Criminal Record Certificate out of your country of origin. See your Bj Embassy for more.

 

I'm in China long time too, and last year in Henan, I had to bring Non-Crim Cert. out of my country of origin.

 

As I know, Cert. was required for USA citizens, but that rule might vary in different Provinces.

 

I'm not sure, if you can get Cert. out of PSB (Exit-entry Police).

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My personal knowledge of this:

 

I recently got one for a Chinese friend who is in Australia.

 

The process is a little different for Chinese people. I had to go to her Hukou office and get a form with a stamp first.

 

You will have to go to the police station where you registered your residence. It takes a couple of days at no cost to you. Then go to the notary office to get it stamped. This step can be a bit of a nightmare.

 

In addition, I do know of an ex-colleague (foreigner) who was immigrating to Canada because she married a Canadian guy. She had to personally go to the police station where she was registered and it was no trouble.

 

Please update how it goes for our information.

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No, I don't personally know.

 

But someone asked this in a different forum, and someone replied saying that X says Y should do it, Y says Z should do it, and Z says X should do it....

 

so, expect a lot of running around and being BSed by lazy arse incompetent morons!

 

(from what was worked out - Notary office! But probably after police - Notary office only puts (more) official stamps on things - it should be a police matter (you know...criminals... police...!! go figure!)

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