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I was wondering if the RCMP police cert. has an expiry time. Somwhere I remember reading 6 months or 4 months. I'm thinking of getting it now since I have my noa2. Montreal is really slow though and I don't want to get it too soon and than its no good at interview. I have no criminal record at all.

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From a quick search on VJ, some one posted it was 6 months!! Not concrete evidence mind you!! One could contact their local detachment and inquire how long they take to issue the check. Some do it on the spot, some a week or so. Best of luck


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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if you think you have to get fingerprints..that takes a lot longer to get..think it was a few months

I believe the State Dept will accept a police certificate if it has been issued within the last 6 months.


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I asked the officer how long mine is good for and he said 3 months. I'll definitely need another one before the interview. But I had to get this one as I needed to send it off for the CR-1. By the way, my certificate didn't say when it was expiring... just had a date when I got it.

The "name check" process only took a few minutes for me.


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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I was in and out of the Langley RCMP Detachment in like 15 minutes with it complete (cost over here was $35.00) . If you know you don't have a criminal record and that you don't have a common name (ex John Smith or something) then you probably could wait till you get your Packet 3 or when you have an idea when you will be getting your packet 3.

The information that seems to be slowing us down is the paperwork for the affidavit of support. You might want to get your fiance working on that if they are not already.

Make sure you have your passport and that it has 6 months left before exipring after the issuance date of the visa. If it is not you may want to apply for another one.

Make sure you have your long birth certificate that has both of your parents on it. It says on Packet 3 that the canadian wallet size will not suffice. If you don't have this you will want to get this going as it can take a few months sometimes to get this depending on what provice you were born in.

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In the info sheet included with my packet 3, it says that the consulate will accept police check that's done less than 1 yr prior to the interview date.

I've had police checks done before (to work for the Durham District School Board and for student-teaching)... none of my police check certs have expiry dates on them, only the date they were issued.

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I asked the officer how long mine is good for and he said 3 months. I'll definitely need another one before the interview. But I had to get this one as I needed to send it off for the CR-1. By the way, my certificate didn't say when it was expiring... just had a date when I got it.

The "name check" process only took a few minutes for me.

Yep, we were told the same thing - good for 3 months. Ours was so quick to get though, that it doesn't matter that we have to get another one for the interview.


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1 could always email the consualte for a semi-concrete answer (save the email and bring it with you to interview)


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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For those of you whose police checks expire(d) in 3 months, where did you get yours done? I'm planning on going through Commissionaires here in Toronto... I'll have to call them on Monday to ask about expiry dates.

Anyway, here's the exact wording on the Supplemental Information On Obtaining Required Documents sheet from the Montréal consulate in my Packet 3:

"POLICE CERTIFICATES. The certificate issued for your present place of residence must have been issued within the 12 months preceding the date of your final visa appointment in Montreal."

It sounds like many of you are going through Montréal... did you guys also get this info from the consulate?

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For those of you whose police checks expire(d) in 3 months, where did you get yours done? I'm planning on going through Commissionaires here in Toronto... I'll have to call them on Monday to ask about expiry dates.

Anyway, here's the exact wording on the Supplemental Information On Obtaining Required Documents sheet from the Montréal consulate in my Packet 3:

"POLICE CERTIFICATES. The certificate issued for your present place of residence must have been issued within the 12 months preceding the date of your final visa appointment in Montreal."

It sounds like many of you are going through Montréal... did you guys also get this info from the consulate?

I went to the RCMP in Montreal.

And yes, I got the same info from the consulate.


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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I went to the RCMP in Montreal.

And yes, I got the same info from the consulate.

So you're going to re-do yours, just in case, even though the cert does not have an expiry date? Maybe the "3 months' is the RCMP's own standards, and not the consulate's?

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I went to the RCMP in Montreal.

And yes, I got the same info from the consulate.

So you're going to re-do yours, just in case, even though the cert does not have an expiry date? Maybe the "3 months' is the RCMP's own standards, and not the consulate's?

I'll have to re-do mine just because I will send this one in with my DS-230 for the CR-1 application. I'm trying to do both CR-1 and K-3 (so I need two of everything). I'll get the next certificate closer to the interview date for K-3.


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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Yeah, we got the same info. We're really only getting another one "just in case" since it only took us 10 minutes anyway.


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