You will be required to provide a "no criminal background check" authenticated by Chinese Embassy in the US for employment in China. Chinese local authority may or may not accept county level or state level background check, however, the FBI criminal history record (AKA FBI report) is widely accepted in China.
The FBI report needs to be authenticated by the US Department of State, then by the Chinese Embassy before it can used in China.
It's actually quite simple. You may follow the steps below:
First of all, you will need to complete the applicant information form on FBI website.
Then you need to submit your fingerprints at participating U.S. Post Office locations or Express mail a completed fingerprint card along with a copy of your confirmation e-mail to FBI address in WV. You may also contact with one of the FBI-Approved Channelers to see if they can accept your fingerprints electronically.
If you are already in China, please refer to the US Embassy website for information about local fingerprint services:
Once the FBI receives your fingerprints, it only takes them 3-5 business days to generate the report. If you choose the digital version, you may download the report into PDF file once ready
There are 2 steps needed: the first is US Department of State authentication, the second is Chinese Embassy Authentication.
We will cover both steps for you. The authenticated FBI report will be delivered to you by FedEx. In order for us to help you, please prepare your application according to the instruction below:
Please fill out "Authentication Application Form (G1)" e-form version on your computer, print a hard copy.
Q: What should I fill in "Appendix and Copies of Notarization/ Legalization" section?
A: It simply means how many set of documents you need for authentication. If you only have 1 document, simply type in "1". You will need to pay for each document that needs authentication.
Click here to find out how to fill out the Authentication Application Form correctly.
Forms of Payment:
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Send your application to us via email to start the process
Please email all items listed above to: firstname.lastname@example.org for a pre-check. If you have any questions, please email or call us at: