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Hey guys,

It's me again, it's been a month since I posted my last thread.

We got NOA2 on March 31, 2015 and my fiance has been calling NVC to try to get a case number. Unfortunately, they haven't received our case yet (almost 4 weeks).

Either way, I did some research and decide to follow the potential to-do list and start to gather information/document for the interview in Montreal.

According to their website (http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf), I need to provide them with police certificates from each country that I have stayed for one year or longer.

Police certificates from each country in which the applicant has resided for one year or longer. The certificate(s) must be issued within one year of the date of the visa appointment. NOTE: An applicant must present a police certificate from his/her country of current residence and country of nationality, if residence in such country exceeds 6 months

So I have two questions,

First, I was in Germany for exchange back 2009, due to the length of the program, I only stayed in Germany for 11 months (with passport stamps to show the exact dates), should I submit one for Germany in this case? I am just worried that they might round things up and ask for it.

Second, as for the Canadian police certificate, I am a little bit confused since they have different levels,

There are 3 Levels of Police Record Checks:

Level 1: Police Criminal Record Check (CRC)

Level 2: Police Information Check (PIC)

Level 3: Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)

I haven't paid the local police station a visit yet, but I am just wondering if anyone in this group had any similar experience with them? If so, which one should I get?

Thanks a lot for your time and good luck to you all!


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March.19.2015 myUSCIS status changed to RFE received
March.31.2015 NOA2 - I129F APPROVED!!!

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May.13.2015 Informed by OP in Montreal to register the appointment
May.29.2015 PACKET 4 officially received, via email
June.12.2015 Medical Exam done in Toronto with Dr. Ian Zatzman
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July.16.2015 CEAC website "case created" - READY (a week from interview)

July.24.2015 CEAC website "Administrative Processing" (2 weeks from interview)
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August.07.2015 Loomis email notification 9pm

August.15.2015 U.S. POE Detroit/Windsor Tunnel
August.28.2015 Civil wedding
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October.12.2015 File AOS and EAD
October.23.2015 NOA 1 via text messages
Nov.19.2015 USCIS Detroit Local Office Finger Prints
Dec.31.2015 USCIS Website - AOS case updated "Case ready for interview" | Still NOTHING regarding EAD :crying:

Jan.15.2016 FINALLY! EAD card in production!

Jan.16.2016 EAD case approved

Jan. 20.2016 EAD Card was mailed

Jan.22.2016 EAD Card and official notice received

Feb 25, 2016 - AOS Interview Scheduled on March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot

April 1, 2016 - Card in production

April 7, 2016 - Received Card! YAY!!!

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You probably don't need the one from Germany (and it is reasonable to argue that, seeing that you can prove that you were only there for 11 months) - on the other hand it costs something like 13 Euro so it might be worth it to just get it anyway and have it should they ask...

Good luck!

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You probably don't need the one from Germany (and it is reasonable to argue that, seeing that you can prove that you were only there for 11 months) - on the other hand it costs something like 13 Euro so it might be worth it to just get it anyway and have it should they ask...

Good luck!

Thanks!

I actually obtained one German Police Certificate a year ago for other purpose, and yes, it's 13 Euro.

Yet I had to go through the whole "notarization" process of my passport in order to submit the request and certified translation into English after receiving the German version, the whole process took me about a month and cost me $200.

I still have the copies of the certificate as well as the certified translation. I haven't ever visited Germany ever since I left in 2010. I feel like it would be safe just to bring the copy with me in case?

I know you can never be too well-prepared and it's always good to provide them more than what they expect...


USCIS I-129F Petition
Jan 20.2015 Submitted K1 petition
Jan.23.2015 Petition received!
Jan.29.2015 NOA1 via text notification
Feb.26.2015 RFE online
March.06.2015 RFE received in mail (request for evidence that we had met in person in the past 2 years)
March.17.2015 RFE additional information submitted
March.19.2015 myUSCIS status changed to RFE received
March.31.2015 NOA2 - I129F APPROVED!!!

Dept of State K1 Visa

April.27.2015 NVC forwarded case to Montreal
May.05.2015 Montreal Consulate Received
May.08.2015 PACKET 3 received via mail
May.11.2015 PACKET 3 replied via email
May.13.2015 Informed by OP in Montreal to register the appointment
May.29.2015 PACKET 4 officially received, via email
June.12.2015 Medical Exam done in Toronto with Dr. Ian Zatzman
July.10.2015 Interview APPROVED!!!

July.16.2015 CEAC website "case created" - READY (a week from interview)

July.24.2015 CEAC website "Administrative Processing" (2 weeks from interview)
August.06.2015 ISSUED!!!!!! FINALLY!!! (almost four weeks from interview)
August.07.2015 Loomis email notification 9pm

August.15.2015 U.S. POE Detroit/Windsor Tunnel
August.28.2015 Civil wedding
USCIS I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Petition

October.12.2015 File AOS and EAD
October.23.2015 NOA 1 via text messages
Nov.19.2015 USCIS Detroit Local Office Finger Prints
Dec.31.2015 USCIS Website - AOS case updated "Case ready for interview" | Still NOTHING regarding EAD :crying:

Jan.15.2016 FINALLY! EAD card in production!

Jan.16.2016 EAD case approved

Jan. 20.2016 EAD Card was mailed

Jan.22.2016 EAD Card and official notice received

Feb 25, 2016 - AOS Interview Scheduled on March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot

April 1, 2016 - Card in production

April 7, 2016 - Received Card! YAY!!!

USCIS I-751 (RC) Petition

Jan 1-6, 2018 - Collecting documents/working on the application of I-751!!!

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I think police certificates are only valid for a certain period of time (not sure anymore how long) but seeing that in theory you shouldn't need one anyway, you're probably good with the old one.

Just as FYI should you ever need one in the future I'm fairly sure I managed to obtain one that was in English (possibly other languages as well, don't remember) by ordering a "for use abroad" one - should they request an up-to-date one make sure to order that, so you don't have to fork out for the translation, at least...

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I think police certificates are only valid for a certain period of time (not sure anymore how long) but seeing that in theory you shouldn't need one anyway, you're probably good with the old one.

Just as FYI should you ever need one in the future I'm fairly sure I managed to obtain one that was in English (possibly other languages as well, don't remember) by ordering a "for use abroad" one - should they request an up-to-date one make sure to order that, so you don't have to fork out for the translation, at least...

Thanks for the tip!

Do you by any chance know the website?

I used the request form from;

https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/EN/Topics/citizen_services/BZR/Resident_abroad/Resident_abroad_node.html

And according to that website,

The certificate of conduct is only issued in German. Any translation that may be required is to be organised by the person making the application themselves. The content of the certificate of conduct is in line with the provisions of the Federal Central Criminal Register Act.

Maybe I have been looking into the wrong direction the entire time?


USCIS I-129F Petition
Jan 20.2015 Submitted K1 petition
Jan.23.2015 Petition received!
Jan.29.2015 NOA1 via text notification
Feb.26.2015 RFE online
March.06.2015 RFE received in mail (request for evidence that we had met in person in the past 2 years)
March.17.2015 RFE additional information submitted
March.19.2015 myUSCIS status changed to RFE received
March.31.2015 NOA2 - I129F APPROVED!!!

Dept of State K1 Visa

April.27.2015 NVC forwarded case to Montreal
May.05.2015 Montreal Consulate Received
May.08.2015 PACKET 3 received via mail
May.11.2015 PACKET 3 replied via email
May.13.2015 Informed by OP in Montreal to register the appointment
May.29.2015 PACKET 4 officially received, via email
June.12.2015 Medical Exam done in Toronto with Dr. Ian Zatzman
July.10.2015 Interview APPROVED!!!

July.16.2015 CEAC website "case created" - READY (a week from interview)

July.24.2015 CEAC website "Administrative Processing" (2 weeks from interview)
August.06.2015 ISSUED!!!!!! FINALLY!!! (almost four weeks from interview)
August.07.2015 Loomis email notification 9pm

August.15.2015 U.S. POE Detroit/Windsor Tunnel
August.28.2015 Civil wedding
USCIS I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Petition

October.12.2015 File AOS and EAD
October.23.2015 NOA 1 via text messages
Nov.19.2015 USCIS Detroit Local Office Finger Prints
Dec.31.2015 USCIS Website - AOS case updated "Case ready for interview" | Still NOTHING regarding EAD :crying:

Jan.15.2016 FINALLY! EAD card in production!

Jan.16.2016 EAD case approved

Jan. 20.2016 EAD Card was mailed

Jan.22.2016 EAD Card and official notice received

Feb 25, 2016 - AOS Interview Scheduled on March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot

April 1, 2016 - Card in production

April 7, 2016 - Received Card! YAY!!!

USCIS I-751 (RC) Petition

Jan 1-6, 2018 - Collecting documents/working on the application of I-751!!!

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