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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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We are hearing nightmare stories about how the background checks have taken forever to get done by police stations.

Other people are telling us about agencies that will do them much quicker.

We located agencies online that you can get this background check done within 24 hours. Which checks are necessary for us to get done and what is the quickest way to get them done?

Our backs are up against the wall with the interview coming in only a few short days.

Initially when we talked to a police station, they led us to believe the check would be done immediately, and now we just spoke with them and they are saying 6 weeks.

ALL THE HELP IN THE WORLD IS NEEDED FROM US.....freaking out a bit....

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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the more research i do, the more i am finding....looks as though if you have been convicted of anything in the past, you MUST have your finger prints checked, but otherwise just a canada wide name check is done??

As long as it has searched the national database, you should just need the name check and no finger prints?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I have a previous posting on my experience with getting this document.

Go to the RCMP office .. do not pay that company that guarantees 24 hours .. its like an immigration lawyer who claims they can speed up your process.

You can get done for free and quick at your local RCMP.

Hope this helps.


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the more research i do, the more i am finding....looks as though if you have been convicted of anything in the past, you MUST have your finger prints checked, but otherwise just a canada wide name check is done??

As long as it has searched the national database, you should just need the name check and no finger prints?

Yes, if there is a criminal record there must be a finger print done. But honestly, if the bene has a criminal record already, odds of them recieving a visa are slim to none.

If no criminal record then the police report is good, they do Canada wide. I was also told, that my police records would take weeks, so when I went to the RCMP and they asked why I was getting a report done, I told them for immigration purposes. They told me, that the US consulate wants the RCMP one anyways, not the police one.


~~~ Hes the chance Im taking ~~~

April 2007 - Met online

Oct. 2008 - He came to Canada to meet me

Dec 25 2009 officially engaged

March 2010 - sent off I-129F

March 27 2010 - Vermont receives package :)

April 3 2010 - Informed through mail that cheque is cashed NOA1

May 28 2010 - RFE notification ( yeah Im online checking alot >.< )

June 5 2010 - RFE hardcopy received

June 18 2010 - RFE returned ( had done it June 7 - but USPS returned grrrr )

--- case says we should hear from them in 60 days from June 18 ---

June 23 - Touched

Aug4 - Email notification of NoA2 :)

Aug. 10 - NOA2 Hardcopy received

Sept. 13 - Faxed off Package 3

Sept 14 - Interview notification set for Oct. 5

Oct. 5 2010 Interview Passed

March 17 2011 POE Canadian/US border

April 1 2011 Marriage

Mailed AOS June 1

Chicago Lockbox confirms delivery June 3

Check cashed through bank - notification June 9

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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PS, she is in Toronto area....

any specific agencies or web sites we can use to get this done by Friday at the latest?

I got mine in from Niagara Regional Police the same day. It is a Canada wide, "Canadian Police Information Centre (C.P.I.C.) Certificate. That is all she needs according to the Department of State website instructions... unless there is a criminal record. No finger prints are required. The cost was $40.00 and they did it while I waited. I'm sure she can do the same thing in the Toronto area.

I hope this helps... Good luck!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I went to the 22 Division in Brampton and had mine done on the spot, it took like 5 seconds, was $50 for the first copy and $5 for additional copies. She will need addresses that she's resided at for the last 5 years, and will need to know how long she lived at each one.

They searched the CPIC, which is all you need as long as you don't have a criminal record.

BTW where I went it happened to not be busy that day. The secretary said that usually I would've had to wait until the next day to actually receive it.

If there is no criminal record they do NOT want fingerprints. They take your fingerprints at the interview. Read over the instructions of packets 3& 4 carefully; they specify what's necessary for the police check. It states that searching the CPIC is sufficient.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks! you guys are awesome, I am having her call RCMP now to see if they would even be able to help her tonight....

Honestly, Visa Journey members should be taking my money, not the lawyers :)

you have been a member since 2010--you should have read more about the whole process,lol Good luck


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i say it's time for a poutine break, let the stomach settle over all this worry.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I posted this in another thread but looking for quick answers...

Sooooo a question....my fiance just called RCMP and they told her as of June 1, RCMP no longer does these checks....she would have to go to a police station....she does not have a criminal record at all so it would just be one of those Canada wide name checks...

Anyone who has gone to RCMP AFTER JUNE 1 and been able to get this basic background check?

HELP!

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Yes, if there is a criminal record there must be a finger print done. But honestly, if the bene has a criminal record already, odds of them recieving a visa are slim to none.

If no criminal record then the police report is good, they do Canada wide. I was also told, that my police records would take weeks, so when I went to the RCMP and they asked why I was getting a report done, I told them for immigration purposes. They told me, that the US consulate wants the RCMP one anyways, not the police one.

Just wanted to say that people with past criminal records get visas all the time. Just depends on the charge/charges.


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I know they still do too....my fiance does not have criminal charges though and we want to see if there is truth to the RCMP NOT performing background checks anymore....anyone who has had the RCMP do it AFTER JUNE 1?

Thanks again for all the help

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