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Title: Non Criminal Authentication document
Post by: A-Train on July 13, 2017, 02:08:43 AM
Hi.  New to me this year is a request from my uni to obtain a certified, non-criminal background check.  They are confused at to actually how to do this and I'm in the U.S. trying to keep my visits to the Chicago Consulate to a minimum.

My question is, what document do I need to show the Consulate so that they will certify my background check?  I did a paid ($7) background check from my State and received an official-looking document that has all the pertinent information on it.  However, there is no infamous red stamp of any kind on it.  Not wanting to waste a trip, do you think I should have this notarized by the police before presenting it to the Consulate?  That seems crazy, yet very Chinese.

Any thoughts.

I also have to present my diploma to the Consulate and ask for a certified document that should look like the attachment.  I haven't had to do this before either, but maybe someone in the group has.

Thanks for any help.

Regards,
A-Train
Title: Re: Non Criminal Authentication document
Post by: CWL on July 13, 2017, 02:00:58 PM
The last criminal check I provided in China was a state highway department patrol level check that was notarized by the issuing agency.  This was in 2014/15 for Jiangsu Province. 
Title: Re: Non Criminal Authentication document
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on July 17, 2017, 02:48:01 PM
I used an FBI background check, authenticated (not Apostilled - China's not a member of the "let's use a silly word like apostille club") by the US State Department and then red rubber stamped by the Chinese embassy.  Check my Green Card thread for more details.
Title: Re: Non Criminal Authentication document
Post by: fishead on October 12, 2017, 12:43:20 AM
 Will they accept a Canadian RCMP documemt stamped at the Canadian embassy in Seoul Korea.
Title: Re: Non Criminal Authentication document
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 19, 2017, 02:12:01 AM
Will they accept a Canadian RCMP documemt stamped at the Canadian embassy in Seoul Korea.

Since the RCMP is more or less the equivalent of the FBI, I'd think that would be acceptable for many purposes.  I think I wouldn't have needed to bother with the State Department authentication on mine if it was just a local school wanting it as documentation for a teaching position.