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Freda /Alejandro

Costa Rica Police Certificate

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Hi everyone. Well we had our k-1 interview today in Lima.

Went very well with 1 exception--

My fiancee is Peruvian but lived in Costa Rica for 6 years. He called Costa Rica prior to our interview to ask about a police certificate and they said they do not issue them for this type of thing. (Which of course, I pretty much knew was wrong, but thought well maybe.......) Anyway,

Could anyone give me information on how to obtain a police certificate in Costa Rica? Must he go there or is there another way to get it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Freda


5/01/2010- Mailed I-129-F
5/03/2010- I-129F received at Vermont processing center
5/04/2010- NOA 1 (received on 5/10/2010)
5/06/2010- Check cashed by USCIS
6/22/2010- NOA 2 (received on 6/26/2010)
6/24/2010- NVC received application
6/28/2010- Application sent to Lima embassy
7/07/2010- Consulate Received Application
7/09/2010- Pkt 3 sent to fiancee' (which he still hasn't received)
7/15/2010- E-mailed embassy & got response back- they said to watch for pkt in mail and gave me inteview date
8/16/2010- Interview- need an additional police certificate from Costa Rica :( so not approved today, but once they receive certificate will mail visa :)
8/16/2010-Trip to Costa Rica embassy for help with certificate- Let the games begin
8/17/2010-Trip to Notary, trip to Minister Relacciones Exteriores, trip to Notary collage
8/18/2010-Back to notary collage, back to MRE, back to Costa Rica embassy
8/19/2010-Back to MRE
8/20/2010-Back to Costa Rica embassy- whew,finally, "stamp collection" on paper complete and can now attempt to get actual police certificate needed

11/01/2010-all paperwork in - Approved

12/12/2010-He arrived here!! :joy:

1/11/2011-married (L)

1/14/2015-Spouse applied for citizenship

3/27/2015-biometrics appointment

5/6/2015-interview

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
Timeline

Hey! I hope you can get things worked out...Keep plugging away at it!

we will- and congratulations on getting yours!!!!!


5/01/2010- Mailed I-129-F
5/03/2010- I-129F received at Vermont processing center
5/04/2010- NOA 1 (received on 5/10/2010)
5/06/2010- Check cashed by USCIS
6/22/2010- NOA 2 (received on 6/26/2010)
6/24/2010- NVC received application
6/28/2010- Application sent to Lima embassy
7/07/2010- Consulate Received Application
7/09/2010- Pkt 3 sent to fiancee' (which he still hasn't received)
7/15/2010- E-mailed embassy & got response back- they said to watch for pkt in mail and gave me inteview date
8/16/2010- Interview- need an additional police certificate from Costa Rica :( so not approved today, but once they receive certificate will mail visa :)
8/16/2010-Trip to Costa Rica embassy for help with certificate- Let the games begin
8/17/2010-Trip to Notary, trip to Minister Relacciones Exteriores, trip to Notary collage
8/18/2010-Back to notary collage, back to MRE, back to Costa Rica embassy
8/19/2010-Back to MRE
8/20/2010-Back to Costa Rica embassy- whew,finally, "stamp collection" on paper complete and can now attempt to get actual police certificate needed

11/01/2010-all paperwork in - Approved

12/12/2010-He arrived here!! :joy:

1/11/2011-married (L)

1/14/2015-Spouse applied for citizenship

3/27/2015-biometrics appointment

5/6/2015-interview

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Sorry you could not get the Visa now, just a little while longer hopefully :)

How was the interview?

Interview was very easy. Asked how we met, if either of us were married before, asked me (US citizen) what kind of work I did. Looked at a collage I made at photo store of 6 pix. (Well they asked if we had pics, but they didn't really look at them) Said all good except for needing the certificate.


5/01/2010- Mailed I-129-F
5/03/2010- I-129F received at Vermont processing center
5/04/2010- NOA 1 (received on 5/10/2010)
5/06/2010- Check cashed by USCIS
6/22/2010- NOA 2 (received on 6/26/2010)
6/24/2010- NVC received application
6/28/2010- Application sent to Lima embassy
7/07/2010- Consulate Received Application
7/09/2010- Pkt 3 sent to fiancee' (which he still hasn't received)
7/15/2010- E-mailed embassy & got response back- they said to watch for pkt in mail and gave me inteview date
8/16/2010- Interview- need an additional police certificate from Costa Rica :( so not approved today, but once they receive certificate will mail visa :)
8/16/2010-Trip to Costa Rica embassy for help with certificate- Let the games begin
8/17/2010-Trip to Notary, trip to Minister Relacciones Exteriores, trip to Notary collage
8/18/2010-Back to notary collage, back to MRE, back to Costa Rica embassy
8/19/2010-Back to MRE
8/20/2010-Back to Costa Rica embassy- whew,finally, "stamp collection" on paper complete and can now attempt to get actual police certificate needed

11/01/2010-all paperwork in - Approved

12/12/2010-He arrived here!! :joy:

1/11/2011-married (L)

1/14/2015-Spouse applied for citizenship

3/27/2015-biometrics appointment

5/6/2015-interview

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Hello Freda/Alejandro.

I have the answer for you:

Call the Costa Rican Embassy in Lima (http://www.embajadacostaricaenperu.org/) and ask them if they have the form to request an INTERNATIONAL police certificate via the Embassy in Lima.

If they do, your husband needs to fill out a form with his information (name, ID #) as well as his mother and father's information (name,, ID #) and the Embassy will send the request to the Poder Judicial (entity in CR in charge). He must also specify someone in that form to authorize them to pick it up. Once it is ready in CR (3-5 business days), the authorized person can pick it up.

Now, this is where it gets tricky...

Once the police certificate is issued, it must be legalized, which is done inside the same place where it must be picked up. Then, it must be translated by an official translator (http://www.rree.go.cr/ministerio/index.php?stp=39&langtype=espanol&SID=). Then, the translation must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://www.rree.go.cr/servicios/index.php?stp=16&langtype=espanol&SID=). Finally, both the legalized police certificate and the authenticated translation must be taken to the US Embassy in San Jose to get the signatures from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs authenticated by the Embassy (Telephone inquiries (506) 2519-2200: Monday - Thursday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm).

Lastly, you are now ready for the document to be sent to you in Peru for you to hand it in.

Hope this helps!


My Visa Journey:

Dec-15-2008..... Got Married!

Aug-20-2010..... Filed I-130 at U.S. Embassy

Sep-15-2010..... NOA 1 Received

Sep-23-2010..... Packet 3 Instructions Received from U.S. Embassy

Nov-19-2010..... Packet 3 Handed in to U.S. Embassy

Nov-19-2010..... Packet 4 (Appointment Letter) Instructions Received from U.S. Embassy

Nov-20-2010..... Medical Examination Completed

Dec-06-2010..... Interview - Visa Approved!

Dec-13-2010..... Visa In Hand!

May-02-2011..... Port of Entry - IR-1

May-16-2011..... Social Security Card Received

May-21-2011..... Green Card Received

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