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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France


Something just hit me as I was reading again the checklist of the packet 3. It is said that I have to provide police certificates from every place I have lived in since the age of 16 for more than 6 months.

I resided in the US for 10 months during my studies. Does that mean that I have to provide a US police certificate too?



September 13TH 2006 NOA1 for EAD and Adj of Status

September 23rd Biometrics notification by snail mail

September 27th RFE : Cosponsor needs to send more proof of his business activity

September 29 th RFE sent to Lee's summit

October 6th : Biometrics.

October 9TH:"RFE delivery refused!!, not enough postage available!"

October 16th : RFE finally delivered after second try!

October 18TH: email notification RFE received! Finally updating things online?

October 30TH: Transfer to CSC!!! Wohoo!

November 2th: CSC received case;online notification!

November 8TH 2006: AOS APPROVED!!!! Vive California!!! 5 days to get approved!Online notification

November 14 2006: GC or should I say White card arrived in the mail!!! I checked my mail only on the 15th

LIFTING CONDITIONS (Nebraska/California)

August 04th 2008: Mailed package directly to California

August 18th 2008: NOA1 date

September 10th 2008: Biometrics

September 11th 2008 : Touch

December 6th 2008: Approval Notice

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

I am answering your question based on our experiences.

I know my husband had to get clearance from Austria and Canada. He lived in Austria up to age 18 and then in Canada until this year. He visited the US several times on a Visa Waiver, but only stayed 3 months at a time before returning to Canada.

So he didn't get a US police Clearance.

Good Luck,


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I lived in the US for a year, I was here on a J1 Visa...I never got a police certificate from here and didnt get an RFE or anything...and I havent heard anything either. Im assuming that USCIS can check it themselves...

met on Hawaii in 2002

got engaged Dec. 19 2004 in Amsterdam

married Sep 15 2005 on Mackinaw Island, MI

AOS Timeline

10/19/2005 NOA1s for AOS and EAD

11/17/2005 fingerprints for EAD and AOS

12/20/2005 EAD approved!!!

03/23/2006 AOS interview in Detroit, MI...APPROVED!!

I 751 Timeline

01/10/2008 I-751 send to NSC

01/14/2008 I-751 arrived at NSC

01/18/2008 check cleared

01/22/2008 recieved NOA1 dated 01/14 case got transfered to CSC

02/12/2008 biometric appointment

03/07/2008 APPROVED!!!

January 2011 BBG

08/01/2011 N400 send to Nebraska

08/04/2011 received by Nebraska

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I googled for days trying to find out how I can get a state wide police clearance for my husband because he was in california for 8 months. I got the form in the mail from the DOJ and it stated they would provide that for immigration purposes (since the LAPD will not). But then I read the darn thing and it requires his fingerprints and you have to make the appt in the states to do it.

Kinda difficult since he can't come to the states, isn't it?

Married 12-30-05

Started our visa journey Jan 06.

01-06 - I-130, K3 shortly after

04-06 - switched to Canada Immigration

07-06 - Moved to Canada (PR almost complete)

07-06 - Changed again, back to US imm.

09-06 - Landed as Canadian PR

10-06 - DCF Toronto, Approved in 1.5 hrs!

11-06 - Interview Montreal (success!)


10-05-06 DCF in Toronto - Approved

10-19-06 Packet 3 received & sent back

10-20-06 Montreal receives P3

11-03-06 Packet 4 received

11-06-06 Medical

11-22-06 Interview / Visa approved

11-26-06 heading home, 6 day drive, my oh my


10.24.08 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

Delivered at 9:03 AM on October 25, 2008

10.29.08 NOA1

10.30.08 Check cashed

12.06.08 Biometrics Appt.

12.19.08 Received new Drivers License extended to 2011

03.12.09 Received CONGRATULATIONS letter - Card on the way!!

03.20.09 Received his SHINY new card. WOO HOOOOOOO

YAY!! We can take a break from this madness until Citizenship.

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Less than a year you dont need one

Source:Police certificates are required for each visa application aged 16 years or older. A separate certificate is required from the police of each country in which the applicant has lived for twelve months or more after the age of 16; the period is six months if country of birth or current residence. This certificate must cover the entire period of the applicant's residence in that area or country and state what the appropriate police authorities records show concerning each applicant including all arrests, the reason for the arrest(s), and the disposition of each case of which there is a record.

Thank you for your e-mail correspondence.

Consular Information Unit

U.S. Embassy London


Edited by Jaylen Brit

Applied for K1

Met online 2001 - just aquaintances

Sept 2002 - 1st US visit - everything goes perfectly.

Dec 20th - Forms recev'd at CSC

Dec 27th - NOA1 received by snail mail!

Dec 29th - 'Touched'

March 10 2006 - NOA2!

March 23 - recv'd at NVC

March 24 - petition sent to London

April 9th - Pkt 3 rec'd!

May 17th - Pkt 3 signed for at London Embassy

May 24th - Medical

May24th - Pkt 4

June 14th - Interview 10am - APPROVED 1pm!!

June 16th - Visas received in my hot little hands 1pm :)

July 19th - flying to US!

July 27th - Married!! :-)

Aug 7th - Applied for SSN in married name

Aug 9th - SSN received



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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Italy

I lived in US for 1 year but the US consulate in Naples never asked me any police certificate beside they requested the France one , since I lived there for 2 years.

Good luck

Milan,Italy- San Francisco, USA


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada


I am looking at the requirements for the interview at the Consulate and it says that they need a police certificate. I live in Canada so does it mean that I need a Municipal police certificate (Ontario Provincial Police) or a Canada-wide (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)?



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Aug 11, 2018 (Day 6): Recvd notification that Biometrics appointment scheduled  Oct 17, 2019 (Day 17) : Received Passport

Aug 13, 2018 (Day 8): Received biometrics appt letter online                                      Oct 21, 2019 (Day 21) : Received Naturalization Cert. back

Aug 28, 2018 (Day 23): Biometrics Appt

May 06, 2019 (Day 274): In Line For Interview

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Edit: Oops, I got tricked by someone who woke up this 2006 topic. :P

ChrisCanada, you should have created a new topic, because your question is different from the OP.

Edited by didopage

K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

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