The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security has announced that employment license applicants will need to submit a “certificate of no criminal conviction” from their country of residence, July 1st 2013.

Scope of Persons Covered:

  • Persons applying for a “foreigner’s employment license” or “foreign expert work permit”;
  • Persons applying for a representative office’s “foreigner’s employment permit”; and
  • Persons who hold a “foreigner’s employment permit” or “foreign expert certificate” issued in another city seeking to transfer employment to our city.

Requirements for the Certificate:

  • The certificate should show that the applicant has no criminal conviction from age 18 to the present.
  • A certificate of no criminal conviction should be issued by the public security or judicial authorities in the applicant’s place of residence (with a translation by an official translation company); and
  • The certificate of no criminal conviction should be authenticated by a Chinese Consulate.

Employers should plan ahead to apply for such certificates because timing for issuance can vary from country to country, plus obtaining the authentication from a Chinese consulate can take a week or so.

Chinese Cities Requires for certificate of no criminal conviction :

Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Suzhou, others Chinese cities may be developing such requirements.