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:idea: I found this site:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/crimrec/finger2_e.htm

which was helpful. Just to double check though Police Certificate = CERTIFIED CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK ?

No..

You only need the fingerprint based check if you have a criminal record. If you don't have a criminal record, you can go to your local RCMP post and request a name based check. You can also go to your local police service, but be sure that you request that it be based on a CPIC Canada Wide Search and that it states as such on the Police certificate.


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:idea: I found this site:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/crimrec/finger2_e.htm

which was helpful. Just to double check though Police Certificate = CERTIFIED CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK ?

No..

You only need the fingerprint based check if you have a criminal record. If you don't have a criminal record, you can go to your local RCMP post and request a name based check. You can also go to your local police service, but be sure that you request that it be based on a CPIC Canada Wide Search and that it states as such on the Police certificate.

Thank you! I don't have a criminal record.


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:idea: I found this site:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/crimrec/finger2_e.htm

which was helpful. Just to double check though Police Certificate = CERTIFIED CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK ?

No..

You only need the fingerprint based check if you have a criminal record. If you don't have a criminal record, you can go to your local RCMP post and request a name based check. You can also go to your local police service, but be sure that you request that it be based on a CPIC Canada Wide Search and that it states as such on the Police certificate.

Thank you! I don't have a criminal record.

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Hm. I ordered my police certificate today in Toronto at Younge and College. I sure hope that it will be a Canada-wide search (as I forgot to tell them). :hehe:

Does anyone know if it will be a Canada wide search or will I have to go back and pay the fee again etc.?

Thanks!


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Hm. I ordered my police certificate today in Toronto at Younge and College. I sure hope that it will be a Canada-wide search (as I forgot to tell them). :hehe:

Does anyone know if it will be a Canada wide search or will I have to go back and pay the fee again etc.?

Thanks!

Usually, they say that on the certificate. Something like:

"This certifies that a search, based on the above name and date of birth, failed to disclose any such person with a record of criminal convictions in the national repository for criminal records in Canada."

I guess the magic words are "national repository".


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in Toronto at Younge and College.
I thought Yonge and College was headquarters for Toronto Police. Aren't we supposed to be getting RCMP checks?

I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

card returned undeliverable! March 27

called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

AOS sent Jan. 30, 07

biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

Replied to RFE with duplicate medical March 19

Sent additional evidence (I-693A) March 26

NBC received supplement March 30

touched April 4

Interview July 16

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Majority of people (outside Toronto) Have gotten RCMP check. I belive on my CR-1 packet it stated RCMP. Others gave used ones from Various City Police Forces and the immigration people were happy. Many of the Police Forces use the same systemas the RCMP to conduct the background check. One has to ensure it is CANADA WIDE. Personally to avoid any confusion I would use the RCMP check--or if in the Greater Toronto Area, the Commisionaires. but thats only me!!


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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Majority of people (outside Toronto) Have gotten RCMP check. I belive on my CR-1 packet it stated RCMP. Others gave used ones from Various City Police Forces and the immigration people were happy. Many of the Police Forces use the same systemas the RCMP to conduct the background check. One has to ensure it is CANADA WIDE. Personally to avoid any confusion I would use the RCMP check--or if in the Greater Toronto Area, the Commisionaires. but thats only me!!

aye, me as well. The documents in my Packet 3 specifically stated to use the RCMP/Commissionaires, so that's what I went with. Others have used the police check, but they are few. Up to you, I guess!


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Thanks, flames9 and Cassie. Where in the GTA can one go for the RCMP name check? Wasn't there an HQ somewhere around Jarvis in the downtown area?


I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

card returned undeliverable! March 27

called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

AOS sent Jan. 30, 07

biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

Replied to RFE with duplicate medical March 19

Sent additional evidence (I-693A) March 26

NBC received supplement March 30

touched April 4

Interview July 16

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In the GTA one is to use the commisionaires

http://www.commissionaires.ca/


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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Well, i received my police clearance certificate in the mail today...I wonder if I should get one from the commissionaires too, just in case...


Wedding: September 6, 2005 in Salt Lake City

Sent I130 (finally!!!): November 3, 2005

NOA1: November 21, 2005

NOA2: March 30, 2006

November 23, 2005: cheque cashed

December 7, 2005: waiting waiting waiting...

December 14, 2005: sent I-129 petition

December 23, 2005: cheque cashed for I-129

December 28, 2005: NOA1

January 9, 2006: waiting waiting waiting!!!

February 6, 2006: RFE

February 15, 2006: RFE sent

February 23, 2006: I-129F APPROVED YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 21, 2006: Montreal sent Packet 3

March 30, 2006: I-130 APPROVED...WOW, REALLY?

April 1, 2006: Received Packet 3 (almost thought it was an April Fools joke :)

April 3 or 4, 2006: Packet 3 sent to Montreal

April 24, 2006 - Montreal receives the checklist (they better after 20 days!!!)

INTERVIEW JULY 27, 2006!!!

June 6, 2006 - Packet 4 received

July 27, 2006 - APPROVED!

July 29, 2006 - on the way home!

September, 2006 - I-130 case complete

January 10, 2007 - I-130 INTERVIEW!

APPROVED!!!!!!!

January 11, 2007 - Picked up passport with visa!

January 12, 2007 - I'm home

I-130 Process took 1 year, 2 months and 8 days

_______________________________________

Good luck to everyone here! There is hope yet!

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Lola, what exactly did they ask for in your Pakage 3?

I downloaded RCMP form 3584e, Consent for Disclosure of Criminal Record Information. If this is the form used by the RCMP and Commissionaires, there's a a 3-month time limit from the time of signature. Which means it may not be a good idea to get a check done too far in advance of being scheduled for an interview. Right?

Thanks for the link, flames9.


I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

card returned undeliverable! March 27

called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

AOS sent Jan. 30, 07

biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

Replied to RFE with duplicate medical March 19

Sent additional evidence (I-693A) March 26

NBC received supplement March 30

touched April 4

Interview July 16

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Lola, what exactly did they ask for in your Pakage 3?

I downloaded RCMP form 3584e, Consent for Disclosure of Criminal Record Information. If this is the form used by the RCMP and Commissionaires, there's a a 3-month time limit from the time of signature. Which means it may not be a good idea to get a check done too far in advance of being scheduled for an interview. Right?

Thanks for the link, flames9.

In my package 3 from Montréal, it says that they'll accept police checks done on us up to a year prior to our interview date. Not sure if that's the same for K3 visas.

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