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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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I need to get my police check done ASAP and I was wondering if anyone knew whether you needed to get a fingerprint check, or just send off your application. According to the AFP, the options are:

$32.73 each NAME CHECK application.

$118.18 for a FINGERPRINT AND NAME application (where fingerprints taken and processed by the AFP)

$93.64 for a FINGERPRINT AND NAME application (where fingerprints are supplied by applicant)

Which one do I need!? Help!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Malaysia
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Fingerprint check.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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I can't find it in writing right now, but you DO need a fingerprint check. If in doubt, email the consulate. And I had mine done in 2003, and it was over $100 back then....so it hasnt gone up,...

is there anywhere that says we have to have a fingerprint check? prices have gone up, and i don't see anything specifying this.
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The timeline... (Frankfurt) for the kids visas

10/22/2007 Filed I-130 x 2 in person + paid 710 USD (355 each )

10/22/2007 Filed DS-230 part 1 x 2

10/22/2007 Received the document checklist and FRN (case) numbers

12/18/2007 I-130 petition approved, but I didn't know. I was away at the time, didn't get confirmation letters til I got back from the states.

12/20/2007 Notice of Approval arrives in tha mail. According to the date received stamp on back of envelope at my post box.

Will now wait til hubby is back from Iraq to fax in checklist readiness, even though, I have been ready since day of lodging I-130's. all except medical.

02/18/2008 Faxed the "checklist" back to the consulate.

02/25/2008 Medicals completed.

02/25/2008 Appt letters in mail for appt on March 7th. Cant go due to prior military commitments. Emailed consulate and received an amended appt date of March 12th 2008.

03/12/2008 Visa interview - APPROVED x 2

03/27/2008 Visa's finally generated. I emailed the consulate. they apologised for the delay. They forgot to issue the visas after approval.

03/31/2008 Received visas

04/26/2008 Flying out of Frankfurt to next duty station on orders.

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Yes, you must have the fingerprint check. My Packet 3 was sent via email and they linked me to this page on their website:

http://canberra.usembassy.gov/consular/vis...ertificate.html

The instructions for every state say that you need to be fingerprinted. The link also says that the listed feess are subject to change and to check with the local police office for the most current fee


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Yes, you must have the fingerprint check. My Packet 3 was sent via email and they linked me to this page on their website:

http://canberra.usembassy.gov/consular/vis...ertificate.html

The instructions for every state say that you need to be fingerprinted. The link also says that the listed feess are subject to change and to check with the local police office for the most current fee

Finally an Australian who has packet 3, we've sent in our k-1 application now waiting on packet 3, can you tell me what's in it & what paper work i will need, I live in bermuda & it takes for ever to get any paper work from home so i'm trying to sauce it all early, I've read u need a police clearance from every country, i've got that going. Then i've read that u need one from every town aswell?? is this true or is the australian federal police check enough? & did u need to show vaccination history? I've read i may need that too but not sure if that applies to all countries. & if u did need it where on earth did u start to find it. sorry for so many questions, any help will be great, thank you!


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K 1 - Timeline:

11/11/2007 - Met in London

Immigration Started

2009/04/30 - I-129F Delivered to CSC

2009/05/12 - NOA1

2009/05/13 - Cheque cashed

2009/10/16 - arrived in the states, So Good to be with my man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2009/11/11 - Married at 3pm, 11pm Uk time when we met arhhhhhh lol

AOS, EAD, Travel doc

2009/12/29 - Sent package via FED EX to Dearborn address

2010/01/05 - AOS delivered

2010/01/08 - Recieved emails & txt from form G-1145

2010/01/11 - NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP

2010/01/28 - RFE, I-693

2010/02/01 - New I-693 delivered

2010/02/01 - Recieve Letter about Biometric app.

2010/02/22 - Biometrics Appointment

2010/03/01 - Approved EAD recieved on 2010/03/08

2010/03/01 - Approved AP recieved on 2010/03/15

2010/04/16 - Interview Date

2010/04/16 - AOS Approved, recieved card 2010/04/30

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Yes, you must have the fingerprint check. My Packet 3 was sent via email and they linked me to this page on their website:

http://canberra.usembassy.gov/consular/vis...ertificate.html

The instructions for every state say that you need to be fingerprinted. The link also says that the listed feess are subject to change and to check with the local police office for the most current fee

Finally an Australian who has packet 3, we've sent in our k-1 application now waiting on packet 3, can you tell me what's in it & what paper work i will need, I live in bermuda & it takes for ever to get any paper work from home so i'm trying to sauce it all early, I've read u need a police clearance from every country, i've got that going. Then i've read that u need one from every town aswell?? is this true or is the australian federal police check enough? & did u need to show vaccination history? I've read i may need that too but not sure if that applies to all countries. & if u did need it where on earth did u start to find it. sorry for so many questions, any help will be great, thank you!

As someone said above (I think it was Kaffy) this is the website http://canberra.usembassy.gov/consular/vis...ficate.html#vic that will tell you where to go for Australian Police checks as each state is different.

However having said that, the "for each town" it depends on the country (you said you were doing multiple). For Australia you don't need the different states because it's a "National Police check". You need to send in a list of your addresses since you were 16 or so I read too. Not that big a deal for me because I already had that 10 year list for the G325 biographic form.

I am REALLY happy to ready from Kaffy's link website that I can have the prints done anywhere, because previously I read it was only in Melbourne and i really thought that was a pretty decent waste of a day off work (3 hours there, 3 hours home). I was also advised NOT to have the police checks done until after received P3 because the date of the check has to be AFTER the date of the NOA2... or something like that. Please let me know if i'm wrong because I would REALLY like to get that started.

For the vaccination history that you need to take to the drs, and the interview, I asked my mum. As a baby you get a vaccination book. If you don't have it anymore (and I wanted to be sure) I asked the city council where I was born for it as they need to keep records (so my mum says) because of the free vaccination program. I've also had my guardasil so I asked my dr where I had that send me my details for that. I also asked my family doctor for any records they had. I had some injections at university but unfortunately I can't find anyone that kept that record which sucks because it was a booster MMR. /sigh.

Here's a website I find useful:

http://usavisanow.com/k1fianceevisainfo.html (step by step guide of process and what to expect)

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I just realized that my fiance (the beneficiary) will need to get an Australian police check since we will have been in Australia for over 6 months by the time we go back to our home countries next month.

My question is, though, at what point in time can he have the police check done? We arrived in Australia on Feb. 8 and will be leaving on Aug 24th. Can he do it as soon as we hit the 6 month mark (Aug 8)? Or just before we leave?

Also, how long does it typically take to process? Can the results be sent to his home address in Sweden?

Any info you guys might have would be helpful!!


08-21-2004: We met in Lund, Sweden. Basically been together ever since!

02-08-2009: We met up in Australia to be together during the K1 process.

04-25-2009: I-129F mailed to CSC

05-04-2009: I-129F delivered to CSC

05-13-2009: NOA1

05-14-2009: Check cashed

08-21-2009: NOA2 - Exactly 5 years from the day we first met!

08-24-2009: We returned to our respective countries.

09-01-2009: Packet 3 received

10-09-2009: Packet 3 sent

10-22-2009: Interview - Passed!

11-05-2009: Arrival! POE: Los Angeles, CA.

01-02-2010: Wedding in Santa Barbara, CA.

02-12-2010: Sent in AOS/EAD/AP

02-15-2010: Received by USCIS

02-19-2010: Check cashed

02-19-2010: NOA1

03-01-2010: Biometrics letter received (Appt: March 22)

03-02-2010: Walk-in biometrics - 4 hour wait but completed!

03-03-2010: Touched

03-19-2010: Interview appt letter received (notice date - March 16th)

04-20-2010: AOS Interview - Passed!

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^ if your fiance is not Australian he is not required to obtain an Australian police check unless he has been in Australia for over 12 months


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Oh ok awesome, that'll save us some money! I had read in another forum that police checks would be required from any country where the beneficiary has lived for 6+ months, but I guess not. Thanks for the info!


08-21-2004: We met in Lund, Sweden. Basically been together ever since!

02-08-2009: We met up in Australia to be together during the K1 process.

04-25-2009: I-129F mailed to CSC

05-04-2009: I-129F delivered to CSC

05-13-2009: NOA1

05-14-2009: Check cashed

08-21-2009: NOA2 - Exactly 5 years from the day we first met!

08-24-2009: We returned to our respective countries.

09-01-2009: Packet 3 received

10-09-2009: Packet 3 sent

10-22-2009: Interview - Passed!

11-05-2009: Arrival! POE: Los Angeles, CA.

01-02-2010: Wedding in Santa Barbara, CA.

02-12-2010: Sent in AOS/EAD/AP

02-15-2010: Received by USCIS

02-19-2010: Check cashed

02-19-2010: NOA1

03-01-2010: Biometrics letter received (Appt: March 22)

03-02-2010: Walk-in biometrics - 4 hour wait but completed!

03-03-2010: Touched

03-19-2010: Interview appt letter received (notice date - March 16th)

04-20-2010: AOS Interview - Passed!

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Is it true you need to wait til noa2 has arrived to book your police check?

I'm asking because I've booked in for my check and fingerprints in Melbourne in august and my noa2 isn't in yet...

No, it is not true. The only time frame for them, is they need to be less than a year old at the time of your interview. Ben got his done before we received our NOA2 and it was no problem whatsoever.


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Is it true you need to wait til noa2 has arrived to book your police check?

I'm asking because I've booked in for my check and fingerprints in Melbourne in august and my noa2 isn't in yet...

No, it is not true. The only time frame for them, is they need to be less than a year old at the time of your interview. Ben got his done before we received our NOA2 and it was no problem whatsoever.

thanks so much!!!!!

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