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I'm hoping someone here can help me answer this question because I cannot get a straight answer. My husband and I are gathering the materials we need to file his I-130. We are both in Santo Domingo. We already have his CLEAR police certificate. There's nothing on there, but I understand that this certificate is essentially worthless.

He was picked up by the police 5 years ago when he stepped in to help a friend who was attacked on the street. (Everyone involved was taken to jail.) There are no charges. He was not convicted of anything and was released from the jail after a few hours. We know he has to admit that he has been arrested and then provide details and paperwork describing the circumstances.

How can we get these records?

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This is hard to answer. Theoretically, it appears he did nothing wrong. However, if he's asked a question about it at the Consulate during the interview he can't lie. Just provide as much information as possible in regards to the incident.

Provide the "police certificate" and all supporting evidence that can show "what part he played in the incident". To obtain the records you have to go to the Junta Central Electoral.

I have a couple of questions:

1) How recent is the police certificate you have? The one required of the interview should be within 30 days of the interview.

2) The form I-130 (Petition for an Alien Relative) does not ask you to provide information about prior arrests. Which form do you need this information for?

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Thank you for the reply.

The problem is that there is no supporting evidence at the moment. However, we have not asked at the Junta Central Electoral. We will try that next.

We obtained the police certificate the week before I posted. I wanted to know if that situation would appear on it. (He told me it would be clear, but I wanted to see the proof!) We will need to get another one, I know.

I asked about these records because I want to be as prepared as possible and have worried about what to do if he is asked about this. I've heard stories about others who have been denied visas because they admitted to situations like this (not because a record actually existed). There is so much conflicting information about this process that it can be a challenge to figure out everything.

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