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So I got my police clearance certificate from Karachi, PK but inspite of me telling them clearly that I was immigrating to the US they have somehow put Canada on it. When I pointed out the mistake they just said that it doesn't matter and that I should be fine.

On my PCC, it goes like:

Country for which certificate is required: Canada.

So, is it really going to be ok since the certificate's main purpose is to prove that I have a clean police record or will this be a problem?


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This is not right you should correct the mistake from karachi police concerned authorities. I got from character certificate from islamabad police. On bottom of this certificate its written this certificate is valid for immigration purpose.


  • Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Marriage: 09-26-2014

I-130 Sent : 12-8-2014

I-130 Received at USCIS : 12-11-2014

I-130 NOA1 (Approved) : 01-8-2015 :wow:

Case sent to NVC by USCIS : 01-24-2015

NVC Case Received : 02-23-2015

Case Number Received : 02-26-2015

Completed DS-261,Paid AOS Fee : 02-28-2015

AOS Fee Showing Paid : 03-01-2015

AOS & IV Package sent : 03-11-2015

NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 03-14-2015

(60 Days waiting period starts) :clock:

IV Fee Generated : 03-26-2015

IV Fee showing Paid : 04-01-2015

Checklist for Ds 260: 04-09-2015

Completed DS-260 : 04-10-2015

Case sent for supervisor review : 05-27-2015

Case Completed at NVC: 06-19-2015 :dancing:

(After 24 days in supervisor review)

(P4) Interview Letter Received: 06-26-2015

Medical interview:

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This is not right you should correct the mistake from karachi police concerned authorities. I got from character certificate from islamabad police. On bottom of this certificate its written this certificate is valid for immigration purpose.

It says that on mine too. They are not changing it, unfortunately. What problem do you think it might cause? It still vouches for my clean record.

Anyone?


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To me that will definitely get an RFE. NVC is tough and its best not to gamble with them.

Just my 2 cents.


I-130 Sent : 2014-12-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-12-14

I-130 Approved : 2015-01-12

NVC Received : 2015-02-21

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-23

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-03-02

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-04-14

Send AOS Package : 2015-04-15

Submit DS-261 : Completed (forgot date)

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-09

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-11

Send IV Package : 2015-04-15

Scanned Date NVC: 2015-04-16

CC 2015-05-15


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If they wont change it now, if you get a checklist for it, take that and get a new one that is correct.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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I know brother these are corrupt people cant change anything without the money but try to changed it.


  • Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Marriage: 09-26-2014

I-130 Sent : 12-8-2014

I-130 Received at USCIS : 12-11-2014

I-130 NOA1 (Approved) : 01-8-2015 :wow:

Case sent to NVC by USCIS : 01-24-2015

NVC Case Received : 02-23-2015

Case Number Received : 02-26-2015

Completed DS-261,Paid AOS Fee : 02-28-2015

AOS Fee Showing Paid : 03-01-2015

AOS & IV Package sent : 03-11-2015

NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 03-14-2015

(60 Days waiting period starts) :clock:

IV Fee Generated : 03-26-2015

IV Fee showing Paid : 04-01-2015

Checklist for Ds 260: 04-09-2015

Completed DS-260 : 04-10-2015

Case sent for supervisor review : 05-27-2015

Case Completed at NVC: 06-19-2015 :dancing:

(After 24 days in supervisor review)

(P4) Interview Letter Received: 06-26-2015

Medical interview:

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I know brother these are corrupt people cant change anything without the money but try to changed it.

Not just your country brother. Anyways i was able to speed up my police clearance for the applicant by paying some extra bucks and had it in hand within a week.

That is Cambodia though ....so good luck brother. I would do whatever you can to get the updated PPC asap to state U.S.A instead of Canada.

Goodluck!!


I-130 Sent : 2014-12-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-12-14

I-130 Approved : 2015-01-12

NVC Received : 2015-02-21

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-23

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-03-02

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-04-14

Send AOS Package : 2015-04-15

Submit DS-261 : Completed (forgot date)

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-09

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-11

Send IV Package : 2015-04-15

Scanned Date NVC: 2015-04-16

CC 2015-05-15


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If your interview is in Islamabad embassy, you don't need to submit Police character certificate.

I asked a question about it and this is what they replied

" Please be informed that you are not required to obtain a police character certificate. At present, we are not asking immigrant visa applicants for police certificates. "

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If your interview is in Islamabad embassy, you don't need to submit Police character certificate.

I asked a question about it and this is what they replied

" Please be informed that you are not required to obtain a police character certificate. At present, we are not asking immigrant visa applicants for police certificates. "

OP is interviewing in Cambodia.

PCC isn't required for Pakistan because they are unreliable. :(

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Thanks everyone! Took your advice and got my PCC corrected. Now it says U.S.A instead of Canada, as it should.

Getting a PCC in Pakistan, My Experience:

I got my Police Clearance from three provinces in Pakistan. My experience with the police in each province was as follows:

  1. KPK (NWFP) Police: Very cooperative and professional. Gave detailed info. about the process and told me outright that the PCC is FREE and to report anyone who asked for money. No one did. Gave me a number for their Public Assistance Line (known as PAL) which I could call anytime I needed help with the PCC or for anything police related. Please note that bribing is a serious crime in KPK and has a penalty of six months in prison, do not attempt it. As a side note, I called their Central Headquarters in Peshawar before going to KPK for the PCC. I was told to call after 15 minutes as everyone was busy. I forgot to call them back, so, they did something that I never expected from police, they actually called me back on my cellphone, apologized for making me wait earlier and inquired about my problem and then gave detailed instructions on solving it. Took 1 week to get cert.
  2. Punjab Police: Gave detailed info. only after I pressed for it, kept delaying the process in the hopes of a bribe but since bribing is just unthinkable for me (religious reasons) I didn't and it took 2 weeks to get my cert but without a bribe, thank God!. :dancing:
  3. Sindh Police (Karachi): My dad went to them on my behalf since I couldn't go to Karachi (this is legal in Pakistan by the way) with all the forms I had filled and signed. They told him outright that it would cost $30 (it was a bribe, the pcc is free throughout Pakistan) my dad didn't know that at the time however and thought that it was a processing fee and payed them. They handed over the certificate in three days with mistakes on it, resubmitted for corrections, got it back the next day. So, four days total.

Hopefully, after this, you get an idea of the experience you can look forward to with these PDs.

What I learned from my experience:

  1. If you persevere they eventually give up on the bribe, takes time and effort though.
  2. If they harass you or cause unnecessary delays, complain to a senior officer at the station. All stations have complaint cells now, use them (I did).
  3. Thinking about moving to KPK, seriously. :idea:

Lastly, never bribe, assert your constitutional rights instead. If everyone refused to bribe, the police will learn to not expect it in the first place, thus, extending democracy and justice in our countries. Even if just a little bit, we must do our part.

Stay strong and good luck to all who are in the process of getting their PCCs.


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PCC is not required by the NVC nor the US embassy for Pakistan. Really you wasted your time, but as it's your time, that's your choice. Best of luck.

Just for reference:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country/PK.html#documents-0

Police Records

Not available. Pakistan has no nationwide tracking system in place for criminal activities. Police Character Certificates are available for a fee from District Coordinating Offices. However, they are not an accurate reflection of an individual's criminal record. An applicant who has committed a crime in one district may be able to obtain a clean Character Certificate from that district or another. Given the inaccuracy of these certificates, they are not required for consular processing.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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PCC is not required by the NVC nor the US embassy for Pakistan. Really you wasted your time, but as it's your time, that's your choice. Best of luck.

Just for reference:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country/PK.html#documents-0

Police Records

Not available. Pakistan has no nationwide tracking system in place for criminal activities. Police Character Certificates are available for a fee from District Coordinating Offices. However, they are not an accurate reflection of an individual's criminal record. An applicant who has committed a crime in one district may be able to obtain a clean Character Certificate from that district or another. Given the inaccuracy of these certificates, they are not required for consular processing.

I appreciate your reply and you're right. I had read that too and thus was not going to send in the certs but then curiosity got the best of me and I contacted a PK couple here on VJ who were at the NVC stage and apparently they got a RFE for not submitting the PCC. On top of that I read this PDF on what to bring to the interview at the Islamabad embassy site and in it, along with medical reports, they had specifically mentioned the PCC. Hence, ended up confused, played it safe.


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I just think it's not cool that they aren't asking for them because they're unreliable.


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
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I just think it's not cool that they aren't asking for them because they're unreliable.

It's likely part of the reason most Pakistani males are put into AP so the DOS can do their own background checks. When you don't have a national database and can just head over to the next district office or bribe someone to have a clean police record, it's pretty darn sad. I can see why immigration is an attractive prospect and also why the country is high-fraud. It's unfortunate, but only people from that country can change it. Seems like the OP stuck to their guns and got a change despite it all, and I commend him for it.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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