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Q: I just heard Qingdao and Beijing require FBI or Criminal Background Check for RENEWING!

Criminal Background check for RENEWING!  Is this starting in the Future all cities? Some of us haven't even left China for years, why would we need to give another FBI check, we finished that the first time and we never left, only small vacations.

 

I renewed my resident permit in July 2013, no need for the FBI. YET in Shenzhen

 

I recommend to all Americans to start getting your FBI record 3 months before your Resident permit ends, if you need good you have it, if you don't need it, well at least you were ready. Get your finger prints at the PSB and send it back and have your mom receive it with a permission letter from you. I did it before. it works.

 

Any way here is the story I found below:

 

August 29, 2013 at 9:40 am

From Qingdao – Aug 2013, US expat. I’m having to renew my Chinese Z visa now; some other foreign co-workers and I are discovering how this process works. As per my HR rep, from the local officials, a statement from my previous residence’s PD (needn’t be State BCI) must be notarized by a US notary, translated professionally and/or sent to the Chinese embassy or a consulate to be authenticated (red-stamped). Which documentation must then be sent on directly to the local authorities where i reside in China. From there, the local authorities should process, then issue a new Z visa. If applicants cannot provide proof of criminal-free past, a 3-month extension may be issued instead. The extension is one-time-only, and if the proof cannot be submitted in that time, the visa will not be renewed.

The Chinese notarization has typically presented a bottle-neck for us, thus far. In my home state (ND), the proof certification is easily obtained. But other US colleagues are finding that personal appearance may be required (NJ, OK, NY). Applicants from UK are having an easier time with the background check, and needn’t appear in person. The entire process costs the applicant about 100 USD.
Unfortunately, the local authorities (in Qingdao and Beijing, at least) have remained strict that the proof of crime-free past must come from the applicant’s last foreign permanent residence. So, even those who’ve resided in China for many years must provide the background check issued by a foreign body to obtain a fresh Z visa.
Thanks, too, Mr. Chodorow – your info is gold!

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http://lawandborder.com/beijing-to-require-certificate-of-no-criminal-co...

7 years 5 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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It should be everywhere. For mine extension/renew of working resident permit, they took my passport for more than 3 weeks at PSB, much more than usually...

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7 years 4 weeks ago
 
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My friend got asked for this last week in BJ for a renewal.

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Does this also apply to residence permits (based on marriage) 

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thank you for this post. I sound like an idiot trying to explain this to people. If I were a criminal, I could get a copy of my record with the snap of my fingers. The court house, county sheriff, state police, FBI and all the alphabet agencies make it a task or flat out impossible. They want to funnel people to the private agencies the 3 month extension is not enough for those outside of beijing like myself. 

This is another reason for me to absolutely hate my home country. I am not a criminal, and that makes it impossible for me to have an agency check my name and social to show I have no record. 

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well not sure if this is related but i just got this call in the afternoon from my bank, bank of china, that asked me to go to their bank with my passport for some controls. Honestly it piss me off. I dont have nothing to hide but I think im going to tell them after all to fuck off, i will close my account and open it in another bank

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If you just heard about this its probably a fake rumor like always....next week it will all be revealed that it was just another scare tactic. no>>>>>>>>>>

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There are cookies, bookies and too many rookies for me to sit here trying to be a hooky! Looky Looky don't call me a wooky. Touchy Touchy Feely Feely Spicy Spicy Nicey Nicey & that's what the doctor Ordered!!

 
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It's a necessary precaution. It gets all the child-molesting, serial-killing expats out of the country. Ran away from criminal charges to China? Looks like you need to go back to your home country and get arrested. Although many good people will suffer from this new law, it's still necessary for the protection of children.

 

I'm glad some people will never be able to become teachers in China again. Like those who go out of their way to obtain legal "authorization" to work with children when they're really predators with a criminal record. You never really know what kind of dangers lurk.

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Bumping this up to share an update.  I just renewed my residence permit here in Ningbo.  No health check or background check required.  Didn't take much longer than previous renewals (15 days as opposed to the usual 10 days or so).  American citizen...

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I went to the Provinical governmental is in charge of Foreign Expert Certificates, amd was told that I do not need the CNCC, only those who are new in the city, or who are transferring in another city. Big relief.

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That's gonna be really hard for people not from the US.

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American In QD. Employer and PSB insisted I needed an FBI "no criminal background record check". Fingerprint cards, U.S. State Dept authentication, Chinese Embassy authentication in D.C. 

Did it with the help of an immigration lawyer in BJ. Forked out the dough. Got the docs in the nick of time - "provisional" 3-month renewal visa set to expire at end of month. Visit to PSB before the end of the month to get my further extension. (How many months? 9 or 12? Dunno.)

Yet, other Americans I know in QD got by with a local police record check from their hometown in the States. Some were able to do it online depending on the State; others had police connections back home to facilitate and expedite the local check.

I went the hard but safe route. FBI. No one's got nothing on me.

(I was actually quite surprised that the background check was being "piloted" in two cities as of July 1 this year: BJ and Qingdao. What happened to Shanghai and Guangzhou? Surely those two megacities harbor far many more aliens with suspect pasts than, say, Qingdao? I mean, there is only a handful of us/US citizens here. So, why QD? Don't get it.)

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