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Hello all...

I need the guiding light. I am in Moscow right now. I need a police certificate in Russia... Tomorrow. How do i do this? I was not aware that my lawyer did not request this. I hope I am not completely screwed.


Novosibirsk to Minneapolis

Sent to Moscow September 26th, 2006

Waiting for Interview, and to be together.

Saw my smart beautiful wife to be, and my baby girl on July 3rd, 2006

We expected her to be in Minneapolis on May 6th, 2006

Arrived October 27th

Married December 3rd

Baby girl born on December 29th

Started paperwork on AOS April 1st

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Well, the lawyer isn't supposed to get the police certificate for you. Although, I am suprised that your lawyer did not tell you that you needed one. For that matter, I'm suprised that your fiance did not see that in the paperwork that was sent to her.

Your best bet is to do the interview and forget the police certificate for now. In all likely hood you cannot get it in time. They will pass your fiance but give her a slip requiring her to bring in her police certificate before they will issue the visa.

You really should have been reading the Russia discussion forums. Getting a police certificate is a common 'problem' in Russia. You must get it from everyplace your fiance has lived since she was 16. Hopefully, she has only lived in one jurisdiction. The problem is the local militia tends to drag their feet issuing these (It is Russia after all). You may be able to speed it up with a bribe (It is Russia after all).

I wish you good luck, and hopefully you can solve this dilemma soon.

K1 Visa Process long ago and far away...

02/09/06 - NOA1 date

12/17/06 - Married!

AOS Process a fading memory...

01/31/07 - Mailed AOS/EAD package for Olga and Anya

06/01/07 - Green card arrived in mail

Removing Conditions

03/02/09 - Mailed I-751 package (CSC)

03/06/09 - Check cashed

03/10/09 - Recieved Olga's NOA1

03/28/09 - Olga did biometrics

05/11/09 - Anya recieved NOA1 (took a call to USCIS to take care of it, oddly, they were helpful)

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I hate to say this, but if you are in a rush, try offering a monetary incentive (i.e. a bribe). That is how the wheels are greased in that part of the world. I'm sure your fiancee is familiar with the procedure. But, like the previous post, she will need a police report from the previous districts she has lived in. It's a real pain in the butt sometimes.

You might contact the embassy ahead of the interview to discuss this with them if you are in Moscow. They are usually pretty understanding about this. It might mean rescheduling the interview also.

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I agree with what was said. The best thing is to go to the interview without the police certificate. The Embassy should should postpone issuing the visa until you submit the police certificate. It is not the end of the world right now.

Also she needs to go to her local police office to get the police record. She cannot get in in Moscow. This means that she will need to travel to her hometown, pay the bribe, get the police certificate and either DHL or hand the police certificate to the US Embassy.

I know how you feel about lawyers. I hired one when I shouldn't have. After our approval from the USCIS, the lawyer has been pretty much useless. It took knowledge on my part to prepare for Irina's interview on Monday. Good luck with everything!

March 29, 2006: mailed the I-129f form after getting all the documents translated and prepared

April 07, 2006: NOA-1

June 30, 2006: IMBRA RFE received by me

July 07, 2006: IMBRA RFE received by CSC

Aug 01, 2006: NOA-2

Aug 15, 2006: receipt from NVC stating they have the approved petition

Aug 25, 2006: email from US Embassy in Moscow, interview scheduled for Oct 16 @ 8:00 am

Sep 29, 2006: packet 3 finally received at old address even though we notified the NVC and Moscow Embassy of the new address.

October 16, 2006: Interview She passed

October 26, 2006: Arrival Date in the United States

November 09, 2006: Married

January 01, 2007: Moved from Florida to Kansas City (job related, not by choice)

January 12, 2007: Mailed paperwork for AOS, EAD, travel

January 18, 2007: Chicago received petitions

February 06, 2007: Biometrics appointment

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