Please see some helpful hints below for conducting employment background checks in China.


Scope of Criminal Record Check

Chinese Ministry of Public Security


  • ESIQ International Criminal Order History Form
  • ESIQ Authorization and Release of Information
  • Citizen Requirements:
    • Completed People’s Republic of China Personal Details Sheet for Screening Purposes for PRC Citizens (filled out in Chinese characters – most importantly the name and PRC number)
  • Non-Citizen Requirements:
    • The passport number used while in China (even if expired)

Turnaround Time

Estimated Turnaround Time: 5-7 business days

The information on this page is provided as general educational information and is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.