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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I went to Saudi Arabia last July 31, 2007 to work as a nurse and stayed there exactly 6months

and decided to go home and never go back. I met my fiance around May 2008 and he filed K1 last Sept. 2008.

I never knew that i will be needing the police clearance as one of the requirements in the US Embassy. It is impossible for me to

go back to Saudi just to get a police clearance.. Don't know what will i do now?? Please help...

Thanks.

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I went to Saudi Arabia last July 31, 2007 to work as a nurse and stayed there exactly 6months

and decided to go home and never go back. I met my fiance around May 2008 and he filed K1 last Sept. 2008.

I never knew that i will be needing the police clearance as one of the requirements in the US Embassy. It is impossible for me to

go back to Saudi just to get a police clearance.. Don't know what will i do now?? Please help...

Thanks.

I think you need the police clearance from where your currently living at.

If you only lived in Saudi Arabia for 6 months, and were not arrested there - you won't need it from there.

And from what I have seen, you can't even get one from Saudi Arabia.

Edited by Bobby_Umit

My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I went to Saudi Arabia last July 31, 2007 to work as a nurse and stayed there exactly 6months

and decided to go home and never go back. I met my fiance around May 2008 and he filed K1 last Sept. 2008.

I never knew that i will be needing the police clearance as one of the requirements in the US Embassy. It is impossible for me to

go back to Saudi just to get a police clearance.. Don't know what will i do now?? Please help...

Thanks.

I think you need the police clearance from where your currently living at.

If you only lived in Saudi Arabia for 6 months, and were not arrested there - you won't need it from there.

And from what I have seen, you can't even get one from Saudi Arabia.

Coz it says in the requirements you must present police clearance from other countries where you have lived for 6mos. or more.

No, i wasn't arrested. I've never done anything bad to that country. May i know the reason why you can't get one from Saudi?Just

in case they will ask me in the embassy i could tell them the reason.

Thank you so much for replyin...

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Sure...

Google is a good start:

Police Certs

You should contact your embassy/consulate and ask for what they will need.

Or others here, that are from your country, can give you a better answer.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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For most embassies, you need police reports for any country you lived for longer than 1 year.


K-1 Application

================

2nd October 2007 - I-129F sent to CSC

10th October 2007 - NOA1 issued

31st January 2008 - NOA2 issued

22nd May 2008 - Interview date

18th July 2008 - US here I come

22nd August 2008 - Wedding date

AOS

================

15th September 2008 - AOS Pack (I485, I131, I765) Sent

22nd September 2008 - NOA1 x 3 Received

6th October 2008 - Transferred to CSC

17th October 2008 - Biometrics

5th December 2008 - EAD & AP approved

20th February 2008 - GC approved

I-751

================

1st December 2010 - I-751 Sent (CSC)

3rd December 2010 - I-751 Received

7th December 2010 - Cheque cashed

3rd January 2011 - Biometrics

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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go here... http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/reciproc...ocity_3272.html

pick your country of interest, scroll down to police reports and then read.....

moving from K-1 to consulate forum

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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good info there payxibka!

Looking at the Saudi info, you have to be in the kingdom to get a police report.

So the OP will need to check with the embassy for direction on this, since she does not want to go back to the kingdom.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Filed: Country: Australia
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I went to Saudi Arabia last July 31, 2007 to work as a nurse and stayed there exactly 6months

and decided to go home and never go back. I met my fiance around May 2008 and he filed K1 last Sept. 2008.

I never knew that i will be needing the police clearance as one of the requirements in the US Embassy. It is impossible for me to

go back to Saudi just to get a police clearance.. Don't know what will i do now?? Please help...

Thanks.

Hakuna Matata,

I met my fiance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and had to deal with the same situation as you. I was friends with a Consular Specialist at the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. She told me that since Saudi Arabia doesn't mail out police clearances for anyone that's not a Saudi citizen, the requirement would be waived. Normally, she said, you have to have a police clearance from any place you've been for more than six months. But since it's impossible to get unless you go back to Saudi (and it's super hard to get a visa to Saudi), you don't have to do it. You can bring the interviewer a copy of the webpage I've attached (SAUDI ARABIA RECIPROCITY). Since the page is on the State Dept internal website, we don't have access to the link, but your interviewer will.

By the way, where did you work? My fiance worked as a nurse in King Faisal in Riyadh. Good luck with your visa!

Jesse

http://intranet.ca.state.gov/visas/recipro...untry/9727.aspx

Saudi Arabia Reciprocity Schedule

Documents

Birth Certificates

Available at time of birth. For persons born prior to 1968 in the western (Jeddah) and eastern (Dhahran) provinces and 1980 in the central (Riyadh) province birth certificates are not available. In lieu of birth certificates the nationality card (Tabiya) should be used.

Marriage and Divorce Certificates

Marriages and divorces are conducted in accordance with Sharia (Islamic) law. Sharia courts issue marriage and divorce certificates. Authenticated copies of the certificate are available, provided the requester presents to the court a copy of the original document. If a copy of the original document cannot be presented, the court can only state it has confirmed details of the marriage or divorce based on its records.

Police Records

Police clearances are available for Saudi citizens and resident third country nationals. Saudi citizens currently residing overseas must return in person to process the police clearance.

Saudi citizens and third country nationals residing in the Kingdom process the police clearances by first obtaining a police clearance request letter from U.S. Embassy Riyadh, U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, or U.S. Consulate General Dhahran. This police clearance request letter, signed by a consular officer, must be attested by the Saudi Ministry of Affairs (current fee is SR30). The applicant must then appear personally with a passport-sized photograph and a national ID or residency permit at the regional Criminal Investigation Department for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for women is done in a separate room. The police clearance should be available for collection after a week or two.

Police clearances are available for Saudi nationals residing outside of the Kingdom. The expatriate Saudi citizen obtains the police clearance by returning to the Kingdom and obtaining a police clearance request letter from U.S. Embassy Riyadh, U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, or U.S. Consulate General Dhahran. This police clearance request letter, signed by a consular officer, must be attested by the Saudi Ministry of Affairs (current fee is SR30). The applicant must then appear personally with the attested police clearance request letter, a passport-sized photograph and a national ID at the Regional Criminal Investigation Department for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for women is done in a separate room. The police clearance should be available for collection after a week or two.

Police clearances are unavailable for third country nationals who no longer reside in the Kingdom.

The optimal time to conduct these procedures at the police stations is 10:00 Saturdays-Wednesdays.

Prison Records

Unavailable.

Military Records

Unavailable.

Special Clearance and Issuance Procedures

None.

Visa Issuing Post

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Embassy)

Unit 61307,

APO AE 09803-1307

Saudi_Arabia_Reciprocity_Schedule.zip


Jan 2007: Louise and I met in sunny Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sep 2007: Louise and I get together

9 Oct 2007: I get stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia

25 Jan 2008: Louise and I meet each other in Bahrain. We fall in love

March 2008: Louise visits me for 2 weeks in Jakarta

May 2008: Louise visits me for another two weeks in Jakarta

15 Sep 2008: I'm out of the Marines!

1 October 2008: Louise visits me in the US for five weeks to meet my family. They love her!

November 2008: We decide we will get married

January 2009: Finished everything we need for I-129F submission

xx XXX 2009: Submit I-129F/ I-130 / DCF ... unsure of which one to choose. Louise wants to get married in Australia.

May, July, or October 2009: WEDDING!

Anytime after Sep 2009: Louise moves to US and lives with me

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I went to Saudi Arabia last July 31, 2007 to work as a nurse and stayed there exactly 6months

and decided to go home and never go back. I met my fiance around May 2008 and he filed K1 last Sept. 2008.

I never knew that i will be needing the police clearance as one of the requirements in the US Embassy. It is impossible for me to

go back to Saudi just to get a police clearance.. Don't know what will i do now?? Please help...

Thanks.

Hakuna Matata,

I met my fiance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and had to deal with the same situation as you. I was friends with a Consular Specialist at the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. She told me that since Saudi Arabia doesn't mail out police clearances for anyone that's not a Saudi citizen, the requirement would be waived. Normally, she said, you have to have a police clearance from any place you've been for more than six months. But since it's impossible to get unless you go back to Saudi (and it's super hard to get a visa to Saudi), you don't have to do it. You can bring the interviewer a copy of the webpage I've attached (SAUDI ARABIA RECIPROCITY). Since the page is on the State Dept internal website, we don't have access to the link, but your interviewer will.

By the way, where did you work? My fiance worked as a nurse in King Faisal in Riyadh. Good luck with your visa!

Jesse

Thanks Jesse for your wonderful info. :) I worked in Riyadh Military Hospital. This is a sort of relieved for me. Coz this Police Clearance is

bugging me for quite awhile :)

Also, thanks to all for spending time to answer my query. Good Luck and take care!

http://intranet.ca.state.gov/visas/recipro...untry/9727.aspx

Saudi Arabia Reciprocity Schedule

Documents

Birth Certificates

Available at time of birth. For persons born prior to 1968 in the western (Jeddah) and eastern (Dhahran) provinces and 1980 in the central (Riyadh) province birth certificates are not available. In lieu of birth certificates the nationality card (Tabiya) should be used.

Marriage and Divorce Certificates

Marriages and divorces are conducted in accordance with Sharia (Islamic) law. Sharia courts issue marriage and divorce certificates. Authenticated copies of the certificate are available, provided the requester presents to the court a copy of the original document. If a copy of the original document cannot be presented, the court can only state it has confirmed details of the marriage or divorce based on its records.

Police Records

Police clearances are available for Saudi citizens and resident third country nationals. Saudi citizens currently residing overseas must return in person to process the police clearance.

Saudi citizens and third country nationals residing in the Kingdom process the police clearances by first obtaining a police clearance request letter from U.S. Embassy Riyadh, U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, or U.S. Consulate General Dhahran. This police clearance request letter, signed by a consular officer, must be attested by the Saudi Ministry of Affairs (current fee is SR30). The applicant must then appear personally with a passport-sized photograph and a national ID or residency permit at the regional Criminal Investigation Department for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for women is done in a separate room. The police clearance should be available for collection after a week or two.

Police clearances are available for Saudi nationals residing outside of the Kingdom. The expatriate Saudi citizen obtains the police clearance by returning to the Kingdom and obtaining a police clearance request letter from U.S. Embassy Riyadh, U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, or U.S. Consulate General Dhahran. This police clearance request letter, signed by a consular officer, must be attested by the Saudi Ministry of Affairs (current fee is SR30). The applicant must then appear personally with the attested police clearance request letter, a passport-sized photograph and a national ID at the Regional Criminal Investigation Department for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for women is done in a separate room. The police clearance should be available for collection after a week or two.

Police clearances are unavailable for third country nationals who no longer reside in the Kingdom.

The optimal time to conduct these procedures at the police stations is 10:00 Saturdays-Wednesdays.

Prison Records

Unavailable.

Military Records

Unavailable.

Special Clearance and Issuance Procedures

None.

Visa Issuing Post

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Embassy)

Unit 61307,

APO AE 09803-1307

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Saudi Arabia
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I went to Saudi Arabia last July 31, 2007 to work as a nurse and stayed there exactly 6months

and decided to go home and never go back. I met my fiance around May 2008 and he filed K1 last Sept. 2008.

I never knew that i will be needing the police clearance as one of the requirements in the US Embassy. It is impossible for me to

go back to Saudi just to get a police clearance.. Don't know what will i do now?? Please help...

Thanks.

Hakuna Matata,

I met my fiance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and had to deal with the same situation as you. I was friends with a Consular Specialist at the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. She told me that since Saudi Arabia doesn't mail out police clearances for anyone that's not a Saudi citizen, the requirement would be waived. Normally, she said, you have to have a police clearance from any place you've been for more than six months. But since it's impossible to get unless you go back to Saudi (and it's super hard to get a visa to Saudi), you don't have to do it. You can bring the interviewer a copy of the webpage I've attached (SAUDI ARABIA RECIPROCITY). Since the page is on the State Dept internal website, we don't have access to the link, but your interviewer will.

By the way, where did you work? My fiance worked as a nurse in King Faisal in Riyadh. Good luck with your visa!

Jesse

http://intranet.ca.state.gov/visas/recipro...untry/9727.aspx

Saudi Arabia Reciprocity Schedule

Documents

Birth Certificates

Available at time of birth. For persons born prior to 1968 in the western (Jeddah) and eastern (Dhahran) provinces and 1980 in the central (Riyadh) province birth certificates are not available. In lieu of birth certificates the nationality card (Tabiya) should be used.

Marriage and Divorce Certificates

Marriages and divorces are conducted in accordance with Sharia (Islamic) law. Sharia courts issue marriage and divorce certificates. Authenticated copies of the certificate are available, provided the requester presents to the court a copy of the original document. If a copy of the original document cannot be presented, the court can only state it has confirmed details of the marriage or divorce based on its records.

Police Records

Police clearances are available for Saudi citizens and resident third country nationals. Saudi citizens currently residing overseas must return in person to process the police clearance.

Saudi citizens and third country nationals residing in the Kingdom process the police clearances by first obtaining a police clearance request letter from U.S. Embassy Riyadh, U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, or U.S. Consulate General Dhahran. This police clearance request letter, signed by a consular officer, must be attested by the Saudi Ministry of Affairs (current fee is SR30). The applicant must then appear personally with a passport-sized photograph and a national ID or residency permit at the regional Criminal Investigation Department for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for women is done in a separate room. The police clearance should be available for collection after a week or two.

Police clearances are available for Saudi nationals residing outside of the Kingdom. The expatriate Saudi citizen obtains the police clearance by returning to the Kingdom and obtaining a police clearance request letter from U.S. Embassy Riyadh, U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, or U.S. Consulate General Dhahran. This police clearance request letter, signed by a consular officer, must be attested by the Saudi Ministry of Affairs (current fee is SR30). The applicant must then appear personally with the attested police clearance request letter, a passport-sized photograph and a national ID at the Regional Criminal Investigation Department for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting for women is done in a separate room. The police clearance should be available for collection after a week or two.

Police clearances are unavailable for third country nationals who no longer reside in the Kingdom.

The optimal time to conduct these procedures at the police stations is 10:00 Saturdays-Wednesdays.

Prison Records

Unavailable.

Military Records

Unavailable.

Special Clearance and Issuance Procedures

None.

Visa Issuing Post

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Embassy)

Unit 61307,

APO AE 09803-1307

Hallo! your post is very informative, and i appreciate it. I'm also a nurse in saudi but at the prince's palace. My employer is asking me to go back there and work for them again, but the thing is i am already petitions for K1. NOA1 Jan. 23,2009. I am bored to death here at home in the Philippines and so I thought of going back to Saudi and wait there. One more thing is that, we might be in Europe again for the summer(June to September) . (around that time, the NOA2 may be issued, Insha Allah). I want to go back and work for the meantime but I dont know how to go about it. I checked on the US embassy site in Riyadh but they dont have like the K1 viasa etc etc, i emailed but no reply....I'm even willing to maryy my future-hubby anywhere in Europe as long as one day we will be together... hope i get some feedback or idea on how to go about this! I'm so excited! Thank you!


AOS

Sept. 17 '09 : TB skin testing done : "0 mm" -> NEGATIVE

Sept. 22 '09 : completed documents

Sept. 23 '09 : AOS & EAD sent via USPS

Sept. 24 '09 : received 1:55pm signed by R. Mercardo

Sept. 29 '09 : ff. up SSN, no news from USCIS =(

Sept. 30 '09 : NOA1 Date

Oct. 2 '09 : check cashed

Oct. 5 '09 : NOA1 hardcopy received

Oct. 8 '09 : touches on AOS and EAD

Oct. 9 '09 : received Biometrics Appt. letter

Oct. 16 '09 : AOS moved to CSC

Oct. 19 '09 : received email about transfer

Oct. 21 '09 : Biometrics Appointment - done

Oct. 22 '09 : AOS and EAD touched

Oct. 23 '09 : AOS touched

Oct. 26 '09 : AOS touched

Nov. 2 '09 : AOS touched

: received email of case transfer to CSC dated Oct. 16

: case pending at CSC

Nov. 3 '09 : AOS touched

Nov. 5 ' 09 : received email at 8:00 pm EAD APPROVED

Nov. 10 '09 : received email : CARD PRDUCTION ORDERED

Nov. 13 '09 : received email : CARD SENT

Nov. 15 '09 : EAD CARD RECEIVED

Dec. 1 '09 : email GC card production ordered

Dec. 2 '09 : email permanent resident registered

Dec. 3 '09 : email PR approval sent

Dec. 5 '09 : GC RECEIVED

Aug.30 '12 : sent N-400 packet

Sept. 4'12 : delivery confirmation by USPS/Priority Date as per USCIS

Sept.6'12 : text&email USCIS Received Application

Sept. 7 '12 : check cashed

Sept.14 '12 : biometrics letter delivered

Sept.24 '12 : biometrics appt at 8am

Thank God,last time to deal with USCIS

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