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Hello everyone, we are in the process of gathering our documents since the NVC told my fiancé that our case has been forwarded here in HK.

My question is regarding the police clearance, I am aware that I have to get a police Clearance here in HK since I've been working here since Oct.2008. But before I came here in HK, I also have worked for 2 yrs and few months in Singapore (2006 to Oct 2008). To my question "DO I STILL NEED TO GET A SINGAPORE POLICE CLEARANCE TOO, even though it has been 7 yrs.?

Thank you and I appreciate any answers.

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If you were 16 years of age or older, yes, you absolutely need a PCC from Singapore. PCC's are required for any and all countries you have lived in for a year or more since turning the age of 16.



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Here is the information you need. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/security/police-cert/asia-pacific/singapore.asp

Do it soon becuase police reports can take forever.


I-129F Sent: 10/10/2014

NOA1: 11/3/2014

NOA2: 12/08/2014

Interview:4/27/2015

221g denial for missing police clearence
Recieved Police Clearance on 6/1/2015
Sent Police Clearance and Passport to embassy on 6/2/2015
CEAC Status updates:
6/9/2015- AP
6/10/2015-AP
6/22/2015- AP
6/24/2015- READY
Case Creation Date Changed: 6/24/2015
Changed from Immigrant to Non-IV visa: 6/24/2015
6/25/2015- AP again :(
6/29/2015- ISSUED!
7/01/2015- Visa in hand

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So meaning to say, I need to submit an application and supporting documents to the COC Office in Sinagpore. And they will mail back my police clearance application directly to the Embassy here in HK were my fiance is being processed.

Thank you for the information.

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It depends. We are using a lawyer and my fiance is Turkish and lives in Turkey but was in Canada for 10 years. We had to fingerprint him using ink at our local police startion. Then we had rush them overnight to a fingerprinting company in Canada. They then digitized the prints and sent them to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who searched their database and made the report. This was supposed to take 5-10 days but it took us two months forcing us to go to the interview without it and get a 221g denial because of the missing report. We were hoping to get it before the interview and had asked our lawyer about having the fingerprinting company mail the clearance directly to the embassy instead of to us but he didn't want to risk it because it could end up getting lost somewhere in the embassy.

Finally the report was processed, and now it is being fedexed back to us where we will send it to the embassy with a form with our case number on it and passport. So normally they send it to you and you need to bring it to the interview.

Edited by icechamp31

I-129F Sent: 10/10/2014

NOA1: 11/3/2014

NOA2: 12/08/2014

Interview:4/27/2015

221g denial for missing police clearence
Recieved Police Clearance on 6/1/2015
Sent Police Clearance and Passport to embassy on 6/2/2015
CEAC Status updates:
6/9/2015- AP
6/10/2015-AP
6/22/2015- AP
6/24/2015- READY
Case Creation Date Changed: 6/24/2015
Changed from Immigrant to Non-IV visa: 6/24/2015
6/25/2015- AP again :(
6/29/2015- ISSUED!
7/01/2015- Visa in hand

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For us it was a hassle. Because Turkey doesn't have a way to do digital prints that we know of and the Canadian company provided inaccurate information on their website. However getting a Turkish clearence from Turkey was easy. He went to the courthouse and left 15 minutes later with the clearence.


I-129F Sent: 10/10/2014

NOA1: 11/3/2014

NOA2: 12/08/2014

Interview:4/27/2015

221g denial for missing police clearence
Recieved Police Clearance on 6/1/2015
Sent Police Clearance and Passport to embassy on 6/2/2015
CEAC Status updates:
6/9/2015- AP
6/10/2015-AP
6/22/2015- AP
6/24/2015- READY
Case Creation Date Changed: 6/24/2015
Changed from Immigrant to Non-IV visa: 6/24/2015
6/25/2015- AP again :(
6/29/2015- ISSUED!
7/01/2015- Visa in hand

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I'm sure getting an clearance here in HK would be fast too. The only problem is applying for a non citizen clearance in Singapore from HK. Getting together all the supporting documents plus digitally printing 10 fingerprints and so on. Hoping everything would go smoothly

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Yes, you must get a Police Clearance from Singapore. Not sure what the process is, but being Singapore it should be fairly efficient.

Hong Kong is easy - just go to Police HQ in Wanchai and they'll do it for you quickly. You won't get a copy of the report - they'll send it directly to the Consulate. However, KEEP THE RECEIPT since a copy will need to be included in the IV package & the original brought to the Consular Interview.

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We had to get 2 police certificates in Singapore and yes it was a hassle. My wife worked both in Hong Kong and Singapore. My wife did the prints in her local police station and then sent them to a person she knew in Singapore with the application and letter from NVC/Manila Embassy. The person she knew dropped them off and later picked them up. They were ready about 3 weeks later and I had them sent by DHL to me. Just make sure you follow the instructions on their website. They can also be mailed, but that is a longer process.

Edited by Isabela

Consulate Manila, Philippines
Nebraska Service Center

2014-09-26 Marriage

USCIS

2014-10-16 I-130 Received
2014-10-24 NOA 1 Received
2014-11-07 RFE Received Online
2014-12-05 NSO Marriage Certificate received
2014-12-14 I-130 petition approved by USCIS
2014-12-15 Email from USCIS stating file has been sent to NVC

NVC

2014-12-19 NVC received our case
2015-01-23 NVC case number available
2015-01-24 Submitted DS 261
2015-01-26 Paid AOS fee
2015-01-29 Scanned the AOS & IV documents
2015-02-18 NVC IV fee was marked as paid on CEAC
2015-02-18 DS 260 Completed
2015-03-31 Received Expected Checklist for Singapore Police Certificates
2015-04-12 NVC Certificate of Clearance received

2015-05-08 Case Complete

2015 -05-21 Case sent to Manila via DHL

MANILA

2015-05-11 SLEC Medical
2015-05-15 CFO Certificate issued

2015-05-25 Case received by Manila Emabssy

2015-06-04 Interview Scheduled

2015-06-02 Manila Embassy didn't have Hong Kong Police Certificate. Apparently Phil Post didn't deliver it per their tracking.

2015-06-08 Hong Kong Police sent another Police Certificate.

2015-06-23 Hong Kong Police Certificate received by Embassy

2015-07-15 Ready for Interview on CEAC (already had interview)

2015-07-22 Visa ready at 2GO

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Hi. I have a friend who go to Singapore just to get a police clearance because as far as I know my friend told me that when she went to the embassy to have the interview her visa approval put on-hold because of the police clearance coming from Singapore because she stayed there for 1 year. Unfortunately, my friend need to go to SG because SG doesnt hae a consulate here and physical appearance is must

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Thank you so much guys, this really helps me lot. Though I am still waiting for a letter from the Embasssy containing the checklist of documents I need to prepare. But I'll make sure to do this as soon as possible. This is a hassle and takes time but its part of what they want i am have no choice but to act on it soon.

Thank you, thank you so much again guys for responding.

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Hi. I have a friend who go to Singapore just to get a police clearance because as far as I know my friend told me that when she went to the embassy to have the interview her visa approval put on-hold because of the police clearance coming from Singapore because she stayed there for 1 year. Unfortunately, my friend need to go to SG because SG doesnt hae a consulate here and physical appearance is must

Physical appearance is not a requirement. It can be done by mail or have someone drop it off. We got ours in about 3 weeks by having someone drop it off. Mailing would add more time, probably a lot more.


Consulate Manila, Philippines
Nebraska Service Center

2014-09-26 Marriage

USCIS

2014-10-16 I-130 Received
2014-10-24 NOA 1 Received
2014-11-07 RFE Received Online
2014-12-05 NSO Marriage Certificate received
2014-12-14 I-130 petition approved by USCIS
2014-12-15 Email from USCIS stating file has been sent to NVC

NVC

2014-12-19 NVC received our case
2015-01-23 NVC case number available
2015-01-24 Submitted DS 261
2015-01-26 Paid AOS fee
2015-01-29 Scanned the AOS & IV documents
2015-02-18 NVC IV fee was marked as paid on CEAC
2015-02-18 DS 260 Completed
2015-03-31 Received Expected Checklist for Singapore Police Certificates
2015-04-12 NVC Certificate of Clearance received

2015-05-08 Case Complete

2015 -05-21 Case sent to Manila via DHL

MANILA

2015-05-11 SLEC Medical
2015-05-15 CFO Certificate issued

2015-05-25 Case received by Manila Emabssy

2015-06-04 Interview Scheduled

2015-06-02 Manila Embassy didn't have Hong Kong Police Certificate. Apparently Phil Post didn't deliver it per their tracking.

2015-06-08 Hong Kong Police sent another Police Certificate.

2015-06-23 Hong Kong Police Certificate received by Embassy

2015-07-15 Ready for Interview on CEAC (already had interview)

2015-07-22 Visa ready at 2GO

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Thank you so much guys, this really helps me lot. Though I am still waiting for a letter from the Embasssy containing the checklist of documents I need to prepare. But I'll make sure to do this as soon as possible. This is a hassle and takes time but its part of what they want i am have no choice but to act on it soon.

Thank you, thank you so much again guys for responding.

I wouldn't wait for embassy as that might be a long wait. I just went to the Department of States website and downloaded the Manila Embassy letter and included the first letter NVC sent me with item I would need. It worked without issue and it made the process much faster.

Here is the link to the Manila Embassy letter: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country/SN.html#certificateofclearance-3

NOTE: Non-Singapore citizens requesting a Certificate of Clearance must also submit a copy of this letter after adding the names of the principal and dependent applicants as indicated, along with the checklist letter from NVC.

Click on the link "letter" once you go to the link.

Edited by Isabela

Consulate Manila, Philippines
Nebraska Service Center

2014-09-26 Marriage

USCIS

2014-10-16 I-130 Received
2014-10-24 NOA 1 Received
2014-11-07 RFE Received Online
2014-12-05 NSO Marriage Certificate received
2014-12-14 I-130 petition approved by USCIS
2014-12-15 Email from USCIS stating file has been sent to NVC

NVC

2014-12-19 NVC received our case
2015-01-23 NVC case number available
2015-01-24 Submitted DS 261
2015-01-26 Paid AOS fee
2015-01-29 Scanned the AOS & IV documents
2015-02-18 NVC IV fee was marked as paid on CEAC
2015-02-18 DS 260 Completed
2015-03-31 Received Expected Checklist for Singapore Police Certificates
2015-04-12 NVC Certificate of Clearance received

2015-05-08 Case Complete

2015 -05-21 Case sent to Manila via DHL

MANILA

2015-05-11 SLEC Medical
2015-05-15 CFO Certificate issued

2015-05-25 Case received by Manila Emabssy

2015-06-04 Interview Scheduled

2015-06-02 Manila Embassy didn't have Hong Kong Police Certificate. Apparently Phil Post didn't deliver it per their tracking.

2015-06-08 Hong Kong Police sent another Police Certificate.

2015-06-23 Hong Kong Police Certificate received by Embassy

2015-07-15 Ready for Interview on CEAC (already had interview)

2015-07-22 Visa ready at 2GO

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