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Hi Everyone!

Time seems to be going so fast, but soo sloww at the same time. Its been four months now K1 petition has been at Vermont and I want to start working on some documents needed for the next part as i hope and pray for everything to go smoothly.

I know that when my fiance goes for his interview he will need police records for all places he lived in from 16 until present in which when he was younger he did live in the US as a minor. He left at 17 so he needs the police report for NY. He lived in two different towns at this time and i was wondering if he will need two different police reports? When i called the police station they told me he will, so I'm most likely going to play it safe and get one from each town BUT it seems when i call to ask about this they have no idea what I'm talking about when i say police report. They think I'm talking about an actual report made. Once i explain they tell me what needs to be done, but I'm afraid they will give the wrong paper.

Can someone please clarify for me exactly what my fiance needs to ask the police station for i will appreciate it sooo much. . . . .

One other thing is my fiance was arrested when he was 17 because of being at the wrong place at the wrong time and when cops checked him they found a knife in which they thought was illegal. He was booked and later released to a parent and then soon after went to court to prove it was not illegal. The outcome was they just said it was a violation and had him pay a fine for a couple hundred. I assume this wont be a big deal because nothing happened to him and as his lawyer said the outcome was like paying a parking ticket. I know on the DS forms they ask if he has been arrested before, which he will say yes but we need the documents behind it. Does anyone have any advice on what type of documentation we will need to gather to bring to the embassy for this part?

Thank You Everyone for taking the time to read this, i truly appreciate it as i would like for anyone to give their advice on this and also anyone from New York area would be great

& HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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He does not need to bring police reports for the time that he lived in the U.S, only foreign countries and his current country of course.

For your second question, he will need to bring certified court transcripts regarding that charge which clealy shows what they charged him with and the disposition of the case. If he had an attorney represent him, he may be able to ask the attorney if he has any of those documents, if not, then he will have to go to the Court house and request them. Better work on that now.


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thanks so much for the reply! I had called the court house not to long ago and they said they give a certificate of the outcome of the case and everything which seems to be exactly what you mentioned =)

Will that be the only thing needed to show records of his arrest?

One thing i was unclear of was you said foreign countries he will need the police report of along with his country, doesn't that mean he would need one for the US? He lived there for 11 years, left at 17 so 16 to 17 he was in the US

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Any other foreign country that he has lived in for more than six months, except for US.

TWELVE months, not 6.

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thanks so much for the reply! I had called the court house not to long ago and they said they give a certificate of the outcome of the case and everything which seems to be exactly what you mentioned =)

Will that be the only thing needed to show records of his arrest?

One thing i was unclear of was you said foreign countries he will need the police report of along with his country, doesn't that mean he would need one for the US? He lived there for 11 years, left at 17 so 16 to 17 he was in the US

He only needs a police certificate for any country he's lived in, since 16, for 12 months or more.

See here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3195.html scroll down (basically right near the bottom) there's a table to explains when one's needed. It also says none is needed for US.

Good luck.

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TWELVE months, not 6.

Some embassies(like Ukraine) require police certificates from any countries that the fiance has lived in for more than 6 months, so it's best to check with the embassy site for the exact requirements.


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Some embassies(like Ukraine) require police certificates from any countries that the fiance has lived in for more than 6 months, so it's best to check with the embassy site for the exact requirements.

that's interesting seeing their website states 12 months for immigrant visas: http://ukraine.usembassy.gov/visa-requirements.html #17 and 6 months for K1 http://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/164171/pdf/k-instructions.pdf . I assume it's a typo that they're just continuing with... either way valid point. check the country requirements because some countries add their own requirements or change existing ones.

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Thank you everyone soooo much for the replies. I had checked the embassy website and read the information/instruction page on the American consulate website for Rio de Janeiro (where the interview will be held) and it says:

Police certificates are required for each visa applicant aged 16 years or older. The table below shows how many police certificates are required based on where each applicant lives and has lived previously. Present and former residents of the United States should NOT obtain any police certificates covering their residence in the U.S.

Note: You may need police certificates from several different countries/localities. Be sure to obtain all of them prior to the interview.

then in the chart it says:

was arrested for any reason, regardless of how long they lived there

was any age at that time

the police authorities of that locality.

Does this mean he will need the police certificate for the town he was arrested in along with the court certificate about his case OR would just the court certificate be what he needs to bring excluding any police certificates for any reason?

(this is the link to the pdf where i found this information)

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/brazil/571295/pdfs/Inst_amp_Interv-letter-Fiancee-Eng-Sept12.pdf

Once again Thank You everyone for taking the time to help me with this! =)

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