This criminal record check can take time to finalise, and is therefore the first requirement to focus on. The application process – at https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record depending on which service you use – is not complicated but be sure to make your application error- free first time to avoid delays.
Notarise your Degree, Certificates and DBS check with a notary public. This also requires your passport information as a supporting document, so make sure you have it with you when you do the notarisation.
Your notarised Degree, Certificates and DBS check will require certification by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to 'legalise' the documents – you can apply online at document-legalised.
The Final stage in the preparation process is to have all your documents and their notarised and apostilled copies approved by the Chinese Embassy. A standard service may take 4 days to complete and all costs are payable at collection. The application form can be downloaded from http://www.chinese-embassy.org.uk/eng/lsfw/legalization/t624439.htm
There is no appointment needed for this service, just visit your nearest Embassy’s office during their office hours.The Chinese Embassy is almost always busy, so arrive as early as you can and remember that you need to make photocopies of each and every document including your passport.
Your employing school will make the Work Permit Application for you in China.
Scan and email all the documents (incl. Degree, Certificates, DBS check and all the notarised, Apostilled and Embassy-legalised documents) to your consultant or school HR department. It will take 2-3 weeks to complete and you will receive your Work Permit in both Chinese and English copies by email.