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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi

I am a UK citizen, just starting the K-1 process with my US fiancée. I was reading through the helpful guides and posts on this site and have a question for you all.

From August 2004 to August 2005 I was on a Working Holiday visa in Canada. I was there for a few days short of a full year, and travelled widely across many provinces. I have read that this may mean I have to apply for a Canadian police check - does anyone know if this will be the case?

I was looking at the RCMP website and it looks like a lengthy scenario whereby I have to go to a UK police station to have my fingerprints taken, then have them sent over to Canada with my information.

Can anyone confirm whether this check will be needed so I can apply now? Any other info would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Martin.


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Anywhere you lived for 6 months or more since the age of 16.

Yes.


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Yes if you have been anywhere for over 6 months (I believe) you will need a police background check.

Get in touch with the RCMP there.

Dear Sprailenes is correct.

Anywhere you have lived from age 16 and up, you need a police record from.

Good Luck!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Thanks for the replies so far. Right, when do these police checks need to be presented? Going through the G-325A I haven't even mentioned a similar working holiday to Australia from December 2001 to November 2002 as it was outside of the past five years, so how would they know to request a police check from Oz?

Looking at the RCMP website for Canada there are two checks they offer - a name check, or a certified fingerprint check. Can anyone advise what would be the one requested?

Thanks!

Martin


K1 Journey

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-19

NOA1: 2008-02-26

NOA2: 2008-04-11

Medical Date: 2008-06-02

Interview Date: 2008-06-09

Visa Received: 2008-06-11

Married: 2008-08-23

AOS Journey

Packet Sent: 2008-11-18

NOA1: 2008-11-28

Biometrics: 2008-12-19

EAD & AP Approved: 2009-01-21

RFE for I-693 (I only included DS-3025) Returned: 2009-04-13

Green Card Approved: 2009-05-26

Green Card Received: 2009-06-09

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You will have to present these documents at your interview.

Here is a link with more information you need for a CPIC:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/factsheets/fact_cpic_e.htm


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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If you have no criminal record, a name check should suffice.


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Thanks for the replies so far. Right, when do these police checks need to be presented? Going through the G-325A I haven't even mentioned a similar working holiday to Australia from December 2001 to November 2002 as it was outside of the past five years, so how would they know to request a police check from Oz?

Looking at the RCMP website for Canada there are two checks they offer - a name check, or a certified fingerprint check. Can anyone advise what would be the one requested?

Thanks!

Martin

If you don't have a criminal record, a name check from the RCMP will do.

You have to obtain said records from ALL places you have lived for more than 6 months after turning 16 so you will also need the Australian check.

Good luck, L.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi

Thanks again for all the replies. When do these police checks get requested, and when is the best time to apply for them? I have heard they can take quite some time. Does anyone have any experience in having to obtain overseas police checks?

Many thanks.

Martin.


K1 Journey

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-19

NOA1: 2008-02-26

NOA2: 2008-04-11

Medical Date: 2008-06-02

Interview Date: 2008-06-09

Visa Received: 2008-06-11

Married: 2008-08-23

AOS Journey

Packet Sent: 2008-11-18

NOA1: 2008-11-28

Biometrics: 2008-12-19

EAD & AP Approved: 2009-01-21

RFE for I-693 (I only included DS-3025) Returned: 2009-04-13

Green Card Approved: 2009-05-26

Green Card Received: 2009-06-09

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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Hey. Im in the same position as you as I did 'work canada' also though just one month out from you (sept 04 -sept 05). Luckily, I had to get my police certificate a while ago for my job so Ive had it in my hands for ages. But it didnt take long to arrive at all, something like 6 weeks I think (it actually arrived back quicker than my UK crb check :lol: )

I got the one which required the fingerprints (my job needed it), but if the name check one will do, then Id just go for that.


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06 09 2007 I-129F sent to VSC

08 09 2007 I-129F received by VSC

11 09 2007 NOA1

13 09 2007 Check cashed

16 01 2008 NOA2 (126 days since NOA1)

31 01 2008 Packet 3 received

06 03 2008 Packet 3 sent to Embassy (I took my sweet time gathering documents)

14 03 2008 Packet 4 Received

09 04 2008 Interview APPROVED

18 04 2008 Visa in hand :0)

22 07 2008 POE JFK (EAD stamp given without even asking)

02 08 2008 Wedding

AOS

18 08 2008 AOS sent

21 08 2008 AOS received at Chicago lock box

11 09 2008 Biometrics

25 09 2008 Case transfered to CSC

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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Hi there.

I dont know whether this is too late or not. Ive just been going through the check list sent to me from the London embassy and it clearly states.....

"Please note many countries now require fingerprints to process police certificates for immigration purposes (eg, Australia, Canada, Nigeria) and police certificates completed without the required fingerprints are not valid"

So unfortunately you will need to get the certificate with the fingerprints.


My K1 Timeline

06 09 2007 I-129F sent to VSC

08 09 2007 I-129F received by VSC

11 09 2007 NOA1

13 09 2007 Check cashed

16 01 2008 NOA2 (126 days since NOA1)

31 01 2008 Packet 3 received

06 03 2008 Packet 3 sent to Embassy (I took my sweet time gathering documents)

14 03 2008 Packet 4 Received

09 04 2008 Interview APPROVED

18 04 2008 Visa in hand :0)

22 07 2008 POE JFK (EAD stamp given without even asking)

02 08 2008 Wedding

AOS

18 08 2008 AOS sent

21 08 2008 AOS received at Chicago lock box

11 09 2008 Biometrics

25 09 2008 Case transfered to CSC

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi there.

I dont know whether this is too late or not. Ive just been going through the check list sent to me from the London embassy and it clearly states.....

"Please note many countries now require fingerprints to process police certificates for immigration purposes (eg, Australia, Canada, Nigeria) and police certificates completed without the required fingerprints are not valid"

So unfortunately you will need to get the certificate with the fingerprints.

Thanks - that information is definitely helpful. I an just trying to figure out when would be the best time to get the police checks started, as I'll have to get one from Australia, one from Canada, and one from the UK!

Should I wait for the NOA2 to arrive?

Martin.


K1 Journey

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-19

NOA1: 2008-02-26

NOA2: 2008-04-11

Medical Date: 2008-06-02

Interview Date: 2008-06-09

Visa Received: 2008-06-11

Married: 2008-08-23

AOS Journey

Packet Sent: 2008-11-18

NOA1: 2008-11-28

Biometrics: 2008-12-19

EAD & AP Approved: 2009-01-21

RFE for I-693 (I only included DS-3025) Returned: 2009-04-13

Green Card Approved: 2009-05-26

Green Card Received: 2009-06-09

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Thanks - that information is definitely helpful. I an just trying to figure out when would be the best time to get the police checks started, as I'll have to get one from Australia, one from Canada, and one from the UK!

Should I wait for the NOA2 to arrive?

Martin.

They need to be current within one year. I got mine after I received Package 3.


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