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Is it too early to get my police checks done now? I'm nearing one month post NAO1 so I think I'll be in the 6mo window ok. Just want to be sure. I'll be interviewing in Van.

Also; I lived in Edm, Calg, Leth and Leduc. Leth and Leduc are RCMP jurisdiction so I know that I can get one RCMP check and they will cover both areas, but do I need to go to City of Calgary and City of Edmonton police seperately? I did call the city of Edm police but the lady was less then helpful. She said 'you can list city of Calgary but I canot guarantee that they will do the check. They may or may not.' Way to be vague. I interpret this as better safe then sorry and to Calgary I shall go... but I thought I'd check with my fellow canucks.

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I did one criminal records search, in Mississauga (Peel Region Police), and it covered all of Canada.

One thing to be VERY aware of - if you have a criminal record, you need to go to the RCMP and get your fingerprints done and get a copy of your criminal record, which can take some time. If you do not have a criminal record, the name check done at the police station is fine.

Here is the link to what you need:

http://travel.state.gov/pdf/pk3_supplements/MTL-PK3-ENGL-0711.pdf


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You can have it done at an RCMP office or a police station - just one - doesn't matter which one, it will be a Canada Wide Search.

Details on what you need to ask for are covered in the VJ Wiki page for Canada here:

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Canada#Police_Checks

Also the police checks are good for 1 year, not 6 months.

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Before I moved down here, I lived in Winnipeg, Mb, and worked in Steinbach, MB - a town about 40 km from Winnipeg. I went to the RCMP detachment in Steinbach, showed them my Packet 3 checklist, and they knew exactly what kind of check I needed. That Canada-wide check was the only one I needed - I confirmed with the Vancouver consulate that I did not need a Winnipeg Police Department check. I'd never lived anywhere else in Canada so I didn't need anything else, and I'd never lived more than 6 months in any other country, so that was all of the checks I needed.

I also did not have a criminal record (still don't) so the check was quick and easy and didn't involve fingerprinting. I understand the process is significantly more lengthy and involved if you have a criminal record.


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Is it too early to get my police checks done now? I'm nearing one month post NAO1 so I think I'll be in the 6mo window ok. Just want to be sure. I'll be interviewing in Van.

Also; I lived in Edm, Calg, Leth and Leduc. Leth and Leduc are RCMP jurisdiction so I know that I can get one RCMP check and they will cover both areas, but do I need to go to City of Calgary and City of Edmonton police seperately? I did call the city of Edm police but the lady was less then helpful. She said 'you can list city of Calgary but I canot guarantee that they will do the check. They may or may not.' Way to be vague. I interpret this as better safe then sorry and to Calgary I shall go... but I thought I'd check with my fellow canucks.

Cheers.

You need to have a CPIC which is a search of the national records so that covers everywhere have lived. You get something called a Police Certificate (for immigration purposes). RCMP know what to do. The main thing is that your name has been searched in a national datebank and that's where the CIPC name check comes in.

If you have any records however, you'll need fingerprinting and a copy of those records...


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My RCMP check covered all of Canada as well.


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