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FBI Background Check Apostille for use in China

It is required provide a "no criminal background check" for employment in China. Chinese local authority may or may not accept county level or state level background check, however, the FBI criminal history record (AKA FBI background check) is widely accepted in China.

The FBI report needs to be apostilled by the US Department of State, before it can used in China.

How to obtain the FBI report?

It's actually quite simple. You may follow the steps below:

First of all, you will need to complete the applicant information form on FBI website.

Then you need to submit your fingerprints at participating U.S. Post Office locations or Express mail a completed fingerprint card along with a copy of your confirmation e-mail to FBI address in WV.  You may also contact with one of the FBI-Approved Channelers to see if they can accept your fingerprints electronically.

If you are already in China, please refer to the US Embassy website for information about local fingerprint services:

Once the FBI receives your fingerprints, it only takes them 3-5 business days to generate the report. If you choose the digital version, you may download the report into PDF file once ready

What's next?

The FBI background check needs to be apostilled by the US Department of State. Effective Nov 7, 2023, the Chinese Embassy Authentication is no longer required.

We can help you with the apostille process by the US Department of State. The apostilled FBI background check will be delivered to you by FedEx. In order for us to help you, please prepare your application according to the instruction below:


Select a Service
  • Regular Processing (8-12 weeks) : US$150.00/per document
  • Express Processing (4-6 weeks) : US$250.00/per document*
    Above fees include US Department of State fee, VisaRite service fee.


  • Processing time means the time US Department of State need to process your application. It is for reference only. The government processing time is subject to change without notice.
  • Express processing is subject to availability. If not completed in 6 weeks after receiving, the fee difference can be refunded*.

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. If you would like to avoid the credit card surcharge, you may choose to pay by Zelle to:
  • 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 email us for details.
Complete Online 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.
Send the Application to VisaRite Service

Send your application to us via email to start the process

  • The original FBI background check downloaded from FBI website in PDF format (the background check must bear Department of Justice watermark).
  • Service request form confirmation page.
  • Payment confirmation.

Please email all items listed above to: for a pre-check. If you have any questions, please email at: or call us at:
(201) 445-7088