Guide to Applying for a Police Clearance Certificate in Beijing

Starting December 1, 2019, new rules governing the issuance of Police Clearance Certificates to foreigners in Beijing came into effect. While the new rules provide more transparency, the procedures and requirements now are little bit more complicated than before. The previous “one-stop” service is no longer available. Under the new rules, applicants must go to two different government entities, i.e. public security bureau and notary, to obtain a notarial Police Clearance Certificate for purposes of foreign immigration, employment, etc.

STEP 1: Apply for Police Clearance Certificate at PSB

You can apply for a PCC at one of the exit and entry administration of the district bureaus of Beijing Public Security Bureau (PSB). For those who are unfamiliar with the structure of PSB agencies, there are generally three levels of PSBs: 1. municipal PSB, 2. district bureau whose jurisdiction is a particular district and 3. police station whose jurisdiction is the smallest. Below is a full list of the district bureaus and their addresses:

Dongcheng District Bureau: Dongcheng Qu, Zhushikou Dongdajie 16-5. 东城分局:东城区珠市口东大街16-5
Xicheng District Bureau: Xicheng Qu, Xinbi Jie 3 Hao.西城分局:西城区新壁街3号
Chaoyang District Bureau: Chaoyang Qu, Jiuxianqiao Beilu Jia Shihaoyuan 304 Hao
Haidian District Bureau: Haidian Qu, Fucheng Lu 67 Hao.海淀分局:海淀区阜成路67号
Fengtai District Bureau: Fengtai Qu, Fengguan Lu 58-2 Hao.丰台分局:丰台区丰管路58-2号
Shijingshan District Bureau: Shijingshan Qu, Gucheng Nanli Jia 3 Hao.石景山分局:石景山区古城南里甲3号
Mentougou District Bureau: Mentougou Qu, Xinqiao Dajie 45 Hao.门头沟分局:门头沟区新桥大街45号
Fangshan District Bureau: Fangshan Qu, Gongzhen Jiedao Zhengtong Lu 16 Hao.房山分局:房山区拱辰街道政通路16号
Tongzhou District Bureau: Tongzhou Qu, Yudaihe Xijie 67 Hao Yuan 1-2.通州分局:通州区玉带河西街67号院1-2
Shunyi District Bureau: Shunyi Qu, Konggang A Qu, Tianzhu Donglu Jia 3 Hao.顺义分局:顺义区空港A区天柱东路甲3号
Changping District Bureau:Changping Qu, Zhengfu Xijie Xilu 4 Hao.昌平分局:昌平区政府街西路4号
Daxing District Bureau: Daxing Qu, Jinxing Lu 12 Hao Yuan 5 Hao Lou.大兴分局:大兴区金星路12号院5号楼
Huairou District Bureau: Huairou Qu, Qingchun Lu 37 Hao.怀柔分局:怀柔区青春路37号
Pinggu District Bureau: Pinggu Qu, Linyin Beijie 13 Hao.平谷分局:平谷区林荫北街13号
Miyun District Bureau: Miyun Qu, Xidaqiao Lu 12 Hao.密云分局:密云区西大桥路12号
Yanqing District Bureau: Yanqing Qu, Yanqing Town, Hunan Xilu 18 Hao.延庆分局:延庆区延庆镇湖南西路18号

Who are eligible?

You must have lived in Beijing continuously for 6 months or more.

What are the required documents?

Sample Beijing Police Clearance Certificate Issued by PSB

Sample Beijing Police Clearance Certificate Issued by PSB

STEP 2: Notarization for Police Clearance Certificate

The issuance of PCCs by PSB exit and entry administration is not the end of the process. If your PCCs will be used for purposes of immigration, immigration authorities in countries, such as U.S., Canada, and Australia, typically require that the PCCs be notarized by a local notary office in China. Below is the contact information of a major notary office in Beijing. (There are a dozen other notary offices that can notarize PCCs. It’s not required to go to a particular notary office.)

Beijing Fangyuan Notary Public Office 北京方圆公证处
Dongcheng Qu, Dongshuijing Hutong 4 Hao Beijing INN, Beijing.北京东城区东水井胡同5号北京INN大厦

What are the required documents?

  • Current passport
  • Prior passport, if applicable.
  • Police Clearance Certificate issued by an exit and entry administration of Beijing PSB
  • Power of attorney, if applicable.

Sample Beijing Notarial Police Clearance Certificate

Sample Beijing Notarial Police Clearance Certificate

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