China Police Certificates

Our law firm routinely assists clients in obtaining China police certificates for purposes such as immigration (to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries) or employment background checks. Our clients include foreign nationals, including former Chinese citizens, and residents of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Background Information A police certificate is a… Continue reading China Police Certificates

New Police Certificate Rules Issued by China’s Ministry of Public Security

Our law firm has a team that helps foreigners and residents of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan apply for mainland China police certificates, also known as certificates of no criminal conviction (CNCCs) or 无犯罪记录证明. (See here). So, we have followed closely the implementation of new Ministry of Public Security rules on issuance of police certificates,… Continue reading New Police Certificate Rules Issued by China’s Ministry of Public Security

China: Foreign Nationals Must Register Their Residence with Local Police within 24 Hours

Foreign nationals in China must register their temporary residence with the public security bureau (PSB). This registration is a prerequisite to filing with the PSB Exit-Entry Administration an application for a new visa, stay certificate, or residence permit. In many cities, no police certificate will be issued to a foreigner unless temporary residence registration was previously completed.… Continue reading China: Foreign Nationals Must Register Their Residence with Local Police within 24 Hours

Police Certificates Now Valid for 2 Years, Says U.S. State Dep’t

Applicants for U.S. immigrant visas and K-1 (fiancée) visas are required to submit a set of civil documents in support of their application. This includes, for example, birth, marriage, and police certificates. Effective June 15, 2021, the U.S. State Department has extended the validity of police certificates to 2 years. See 9 FAM 504.4-4(A) and… Continue reading Police Certificates Now Valid for 2 Years, Says U.S. State Dep’t

AmCham Asks Chinese Government to Streamline Issuance of China Police Certificates to Foreigners

AmCham China’s recently published 2017 White Paper on American Business in China recommends that China streamline the process for issuance of police certificates to foreigners. As background, foreigners who have resided in China for work or other purposes may subsequently be required to provide a Chinese certificate of no criminal conviction (CNCC) for purposes such… Continue reading AmCham Asks Chinese Government to Streamline Issuance of China Police Certificates to Foreigners