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Hello,

My fiance is attempting to move to the US from Japan with a K1 Visa. We have USCIS approval, and have gathered all documentation needed for the interview, except for one item. My fiance lived in Canada for about a year several years ago, so the US Embassy is requesting a background check from Canada. We just found out about this, and our petition expires early August.

We have gathered the fingerprints to send, but I have a few questions: The US Embassy email notice gave the following address to send the RCMP request to:

RCMP, Civil Fingerprint Screening Services, P.O. Box 8885, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3M8

However the RCMP website http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/fing-empr2-eng.htm gives the following address:

Director General

Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services

RCMP, NPS Bldg.

1200 Vanier Parkway

Ottawa ON K1A 0R2

Does anyone know which address is correct?

Although I know you can extend the USCIS petition, we're a bit concerned about the lead time the RCMP gives for the background check (10 weeks according to an automated messaged I listened to when I called). I found a 3rd party service that may be able to expedite this but I know nothing about them:

http://canadianfingerprintagency.com/index.php

Has anyone used this service? Would the US Embassy accept results from them?

Thanks,

Chris

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Hello,

My fiance is attempting to move to the US from Japan with a K1 Visa. We have USCIS approval, and have gathered all documentation needed for the interview, except for one item. My fiance lived in Canada for about a year several years ago, so the US Embassy is requesting a background check from Canada. We just found out about this, and our petition expires early August.

We have gathered the fingerprints to send, but I have a few questions: The US Embassy email notice gave the following address to send the RCMP request to:

RCMP, Civil Fingerprint Screening Services, P.O. Box 8885, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3M8

However the RCMP website http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/fing-empr2-eng.htm gives the following address:

Director General

Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services

RCMP, NPS Bldg.

1200 Vanier Parkway

Ottawa ON K1A 0R2

Does anyone know which address is correct?

Although I know you can extend the USCIS petition, we're a bit concerned about the lead time the RCMP gives for the background check (10 weeks according to an automated messaged I listened to when I called). I found a 3rd party service that may be able to expedite this but I know nothing about them:

http://canadianfingerprintagency.com/index.php

Has anyone used this service? Would the US Embassy accept results from them?

Thanks,

Chris

Welcome to the forum.

Your Canada-specific inquiry should be re-posted here at the Canada regional forum, for a more focused response.

Good luck on your visa journey.


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I've moved the thread to the Canada Regional Forum as the question is Canada specific rather than K-1 specific and someone in this forum will be able to provide the requested information.


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Given that one address is a post office box, and the other is the physical address, I would assume they want their mail to go through to PO box.


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2012-02-10: NOA1

2012-08-01: NOA2

2012-08-17: Packet 3 received (email)

2012-09-10: Packet 3 sent

2012-09-12: Packet 4 received (email) with request for 2 photos

2012-10-29: Medical in Toronto

2012-11-06: Interview - Approved!

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