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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Malaysia
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Hi all,

Just another quick question for those who applied for the Australian Police Clearance as a foreigner. I understand there are two types:

1. Name Check Application (AUD36) or

2. Finger Print Application (AUD103)

Which one should I go for?

Please advice. :help:

Cheers!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I had this same dilemma when I got my Police Clearance from Australia...I am a Canadian, but I lived in Australia for a year. I could never find a 100% definitive answer on this - so I decided to be on the safe side and get the national fingerprint check. Yeah, it costs more, but better to be on the safe side. From looking at the Australia forums, it looks like the fingerprint check is what the Aussies get for themselves, so that helped seal the decision for me.

By the way, the police clearance letter took about 6 weeks to arrive.

Good luck!


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October 5, 2007 - K-1 Application mailed to CSC

October 11, 2007 - NOA1

February 27, 2008 - NOA2

April 29, 2008 - Interview - approved!!

May 6, 2008 - Arrived in the US

May 23, 2008 - Married!

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May 29, 2008 - AOS mailed

June 4, 2008 - NOA1!

June 25, 2008 - Biometrics

August 11, 2008 - AP Approved

August 14, 2008 - EAD Approved

October 28, 2008 - Interview - Approved!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Malaysia
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Thank you for your reply........ Just like you, I guess I'll go for the finger print check. Better safe than sorry! :blink:

Also, all the best on your journey!!

Cheers!!


“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” - Jim Stovall -

Our Journey

2008-08-15 .......... Married on K-1!!!!

2009-08-28 .......... Sent AOS (I-485 and I-765) Application to Chicago

2009-09-11 .......... NOA 1 for I-485 and I-765

2009-09-25 .......... Biometrics Appointment in Charlotte, NC (walk-in)

2009-10-08 .......... EAD Approved (CRIS update)

2009-10-08 .......... I-485 Touched, I-485 Case transferred to CSC (CRIS update)

2009-10-09 .......... Biometrics Appointment #2 in Charlotte, NC (walk-in)

2009-10-15 .......... I-485 Case transferred to USCIS office

2009-10-16 .......... I-485 Touched, EAD card arrived in the mail

2009-10-19 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-04 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-05 .......... I-485 RFE (CRIS update)

2009-11-06 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-10 .......... RFE arrived in the mail

2009-11-12 .......... RFE response sent back to CSC

2009-11-17 .......... RFE Received at CSC (CRIS update)

2009-11-18 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-23 .......... I-485 Notice that new permanent resident status has been registered

2009-11-24 .......... I-485 Card production ordered

2009-11-25 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-30 .......... I-485 Approval Notice sent, Permanent Resident Card in the mail!!!

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