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No Criminal Record Report Authentication for use in China

You may be required to provide a no criminal record authenticated by Chinese Embassy or Consulate for employment in China.

This document is also called non criminal history report, background check, criminal background check, police record or good conduct certificate, etc.

You will need to contact with your local, state or Federal authority to obtain the report and have it authenticated by the respective State or Federal office. This report needs to be further authenticated by the respective Chinese Consulate or Embassy before it can be used in China. VisaRite can help you to obtain the authentication from Chinese Consulate or Embassy.

In order for us to help you, you will need to complete Step 1 through Step 5 first.

STEP 1 - Obtain No Criminal Record Report

There are three options for the report: local level, state level or Federal level. For most people, local or state level should be sufficient. Please do check with your employer for requirement.

If local or state background check is sufficient, please go to your local police department where you reside or last resided in the United States or contact the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division of your state, request to conduct a state criminal records search and provide you with a document reflecting that there is no history of a criminal record.

The No Criminal Record Report should be signed by the relevant official and notarized properly. If the report is signed by the state appointed official and state secretary office can certify that official's signature directly, the notary step may be skipped.

If nation wide background check is required, please contact with FBI for report.

STEP 2 - Authenticated by the Secretary of State

  • Every document should be authenticated separately by the Secretary of State. Once authenticated, the staple(s) must not be removed, or it will invalidate the document.
  • When you submit the document to secretary of your state, please indicate the document will be used in China. The document should be authenticated instead of apostilled. Apostille is not recognized in China. Exception: California, Colorado and Montana use the same format for both authentication and apostille. Click here for state authentication sample.
  • Document issued in DC jurisdiction must be further authenticated by the US Department of State (Federal level) after authentication by your state's secretary office (state level). States under DC jurisdiction include Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, Washington DC, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Island. We can help with US Department of State authentication service for a fee, please email us for details if needed.
  • FBI No Criminal Report needs to be authenticated directly by the US Department of State. No notary or state authentication is needed. The digital version of FBI report is acceptable. If you need assistance with the US Department of State authentication as well, please contact with us via email.

STEP 3 - Authentication Application Form (G1),

Please fill out "Authentication Application Form (G1)" on your computer, print a hard copy and sign in section 8 and below.

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.
How to fill out G1 form Click here to find out how to fill out the Authentication Application Form correctly.

STEP 4 - Photocopy of Applicant's ID

  • Photocopy of applicant's passport. Please make a clear photocopy of your passport. Do not shrink or enlarge the size. Use only letter size paper. Do not cut to smaller size.
  • Non-US passport holder needs to provide copy of legal US status such as US Permanent Residence Card copy or US student or residence visa copy.

STEP 5 - Select a Service

  • Regular Processing (4-5 weeks) : US$230.00/per document
  • Express Processing (2-3 weeks) : US$299.00/per document


  • Processing time means the time Chinese Consulate needs to process your application and is based on business days. First day of receiving is not processing day. Weekend and holiday doesn't count.

Forms of Payment:

  • Personal check is not acceptable. You may pay by money order or credit card. Credit card payment is subject to 3.6% surcharge.
  • Return shipping fee listed is for return addresses within the continental U.S. If your return address is in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or Canada, please include an extra extended delivery area fee of $20.00 per order. If you need to ship back to other international address, additional fee and time is needed, please call for detail.

STEP 6 - Complete Service Request Form

Click here for Service Request Form

  • Please specify your service level and return address by submitting the service request form online.
  • Please provide email address and phone so that confirmation and status update can be sent to you during the process.
  • Please include one copy of service request confirmation with the documents you ship to us and keep one copy for your record.

STEP 7 - Send the Application Package to VisaRite Service

Put all following items together in one package

  • The original notarized and authenticated document, and a photo copy of each single page. You may fold page when making copies. Do not unstaple, or it will invalidate the document.
  • One clearly and completely filled "Application Form for Authentication".
  • Copy of the passport of the applicant.
  • Check or money order payable to VisaRite Service to cover the total cost or online payment confirmation.

To prevent delay caused by any errors or omissions, please email us at: a scanned copy or images of the complete application paperwork for a pre-check. We will email you the detailed shipping instruction once the pre-check is completed.



  • The processing time is Consulate processing time and doesn't include the return shipping time. First day of receiving is not processing day.
  • Above fee including the Consulate fee, VisaRite service fee, and return shipping fee by FedEx.