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Mr. Zheng

Degree Authentication required?

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Howdy.

Have been reading some chatter on some other boards that our college degrees need to be "authenticated", and would like to know if anyone, especially Americans have gotten this done and what might be required, especially for Americans. I plan on going back to the USA in January and would like to stay on top of things. One thing that is a concern is having to deal with the Chinese consulate, with the nearest ones near me is hundreds of miles away, and walking around the streets of Chicago (Chicago in Russian is "Siberia") in February looking for an address is not my idea of entertainment.

I guess I can swing by the Foreign Expert Bureau and ask them. However what frustrates me no end about Chinese is that they do not know anything, or give bad or incorrect information. Has anyone gone through this process if necessary? Thank you.

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On 2/14/2017 at 0:54 PM, unclemax said:

If the criminal record check is needed for work you can scan your prints at a few places and get the result relatively quickly, however I believe that such result cannot be apostilled by the State Department. So for our purposes, yes. You need to find a fingerprinting specialist, do the prints on a special form and mail it to the FBI.

 

I don’t know what’s their website, I attach the map showing physical location. I suggest asking a Chinese friend to help you find their website though because if you want to submit diploma for authentication you need to pay a fee in advance.

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Awesome, thanks for the map

 

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Hey there guys, it's about that time of year for visa renewal in a couple of months. Has anyone been through the process and used that authentication service provided with success? Otherwise, it looks like a pain in the rump!

As for the "No Criminal History", can I get one here (a stamped paper showing no criminal record) through the US embassy or online? This sounds like a nightmare from hell. No wonder there are fewer foreigners coming to here to teach. Too many timely and costly factors to bother, almost.

Cheers,

Aaron 

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I went through the process of the authentication last week and will get the results around the first week of June, at the office on GuCui Road (see map above).

The form is somewhat of a pain, and it does require someone who knows how to speak the language. Even then, it was confusing in places. However, when you go there, they know why you are there and are helpful to you (was thinking going in there that I was going to get a bunch of blank stares and no help, which usually happens here).

You do keep the original certificate(s). They send your stuff to Beijing. I asked, how will they know if the document is a true one? Answer, "We just ask them." Ok. So this is an option if nothing else, perhaps.

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On 2017-5-11 at 9:43 AM, Mr. Zheng said:

I went through the process of the authentication last week and will get the results around the first week of June, at the office on GuCui Road (see map above).

The form is somewhat of a pain, and it does require someone who knows how to speak the language. Even then, it was confusing in places. However, when you go there, they know why you are there and are helpful to you (was thinking going in there that I was going to get a bunch of blank stares and no help, which usually happens here).

You do keep the original certificate(s). They send your stuff to Beijing. I asked, how will they know if the document is a true one? Answer, "We just ask them." Ok. So this is an option if nothing else, perhaps.

Hi Mr Zheng,

It's good to know this is an option. Can I ask you some questions about the process you went through? 

I've been told I must get both my UK undergraduate degree and my UK police check authenticated. Do you know if this office does both of these things?

My degree has already been notarized by a UK solicitor and legalized by UK gov but my police check has neither of these. Do you know if the new visa requirements mean the police check needs to be notarized and legalized before it can be authenticated?

Finally, do you know how much they charge for this authentication service per document and how long it takes to process? From what you said in your post it looks like like it could take 4 or 5 weeks! :O

Thanks again,

Mercedes

 

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Have you tried the degree authentication document market? It is next to the college degree market on genshan dong rd

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