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DCF - Can I hand in police certificates with the I-130?

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Hello!

I am filing via DCF in Panama and will be taking the first step with the I-130. I read before that that the police certificates are not due until part II of the process after the notice of approval (NOA).

Because our police certificates expire after 90 days and I don't want to take the chance of them expiring, can I hand them in in advance at the same time I file the I-130?

Any input is appreciated. Tx!


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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To answer my own question and document the feedback, I was told by the Officer at the Panama Embassy that they always receive police certificates even if they have expired, as long as not more than a few months have passed. So I did not hand them in in advance.


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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Check with the embassy - each has different requirements. Where I am they have to be recent/valid and you are supposed to take them to the interview, but i am not at your location :)


07-28-2009 : Met online

10-14-2009 : Met for the first time in Cebu, had to go back 11-1-2009

01-14-2010 : Moved to Cebu

02-25-2010 : Married

10-14-2010 : DCF I-130 at Manila Embassy

10-21-2010 : Additional requested supporting evidence received at embassy

11-05-2010 : I-130 application approved

11-11-2010 : Received Packet 3 via Fed Ex with MNL Case #

11-18-2010 : Packet 3 (DS-230 and Interview request) received at embassy

11-22-2010 : Calling to try and get an interview date set!

12-16-2010 : Medical completed in Manila at St. Lukes

12-17-2010 : Flying back to the US to prepare for Maricel's arrival

01-12-2011 : Interview Set

01-12-2011 : APPROVED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-20-2011 : Receive Visa

01-25-2011 : CFO Seminar completed - ready to go!

02-12-2011 : Leave Manila

02-13-2011 : POE at Houston, TX

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Hello!

I am filing via DCF in Panama and will be taking the first step with the I-130. I read before that that the police certificates are not due until part II of the process after the notice of approval (NOA).

Because our police certificates expire after 90 days and I don't want to take the chance of them expiring, can I hand them in in advance at the same time I file the I-130?

Any input is appreciated. Tx!

PC's are typically submitted with the DS-230.... As for the 90 day expiration, did you receive this info from the consulate? because typically for consulate purposes, PC's are valid for up to one year even if the issued PC has an earlier expiration date noted.


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PC's are typically submitted with the DS-230.... As for the 90 day expiration, did you receive this info from the consulate? because typically for consulate purposes, PC's are valid for up to one year even if the issued PC has an earlier expiration date noted.

The police certificates I obtained from Costa Rica and Panama say that they are valid for three months but the Embassy in Panama said they would take them as valid for up to one year. So yes, you are right. Thanks! :)


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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