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Hi everyone

I know the consulate considers police certificates valid for a year, but according to the embassy's website, the Knightsbridge Medical people will only take one that's up to six months old. Is this correct or outdated? I'm not sure I will have enough time to order another one considering the last one took a month to get to me. My certificate expires on the 24th October.


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Have you tried contacting them directly? That's odd, I'm not sure why the medical people would required the police certificate. In my country they're only valid for like 30 days.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Have you tried contacting them directly? That's odd, I'm not sure why the medical people would required the police certificate. In my country they're only valid for like 30 days.

They require the police certificate so they can see if the person has any drugs/drink related convictions and if that was the case they would do a drugs test. If the PC is clean they don't need to bother as much.

Giving them a call/email is not a bad idea if you don't get a reply on here Ketsuban, they usually answer pretty quickly.

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I see. I thought they did drug tests anyway as part of the medical. If the consulate accepts it for a year, they shouldn't be placing stricter requirements. Worst case scenario, you will need to get a new police cert.


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They require the police certificate so they can see if the person has any drugs/drink related convictions and if that was the case they would do a drugs test. If the PC is clean they don't need to bother as much.

Giving them a call/email is not a bad idea if you don't get a reply on here Ketsuban, they usually answer pretty quickly.

Cheers Hotter Otter, I sent them an email. I don't understand why the London Embassy has written on the main police cert page that they're valid for 12 months, yet on the description of the medical exam, they write that they have a 6 month validity. It must be a misprint, but I will make sure.

If I need a new one it's going to be £89 down the pan because I'm not risking having to wait another month for the certificate when the medical will likely be sooner.


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Make your appointment before the 24th? I haven't ever seen anybody have an issue with Knightsbridge over a police certificate. People have sent theirs off to NVC and didn't keep a photocopy and Knightsbridge said that's ok. They didn't get sent away for not having one. It's just a tool they use to help them determine the mental health charge. If you look decent and have a clean police certificate, I am betting they won't quibble. But they are only a phone call away if you are worried about it.


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Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

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Make your appointment before the 24th? I haven't ever seen anybody have an issue with Knightsbridge over a police certificate. People have sent theirs off to NVC and didn't keep a photocopy and Knightsbridge said that's ok. They didn't get sent away for not having one. It's just a tool they use to help them determine the mental health charge. If you look decent and have a clean police certificate, I am betting they won't quibble. But they are only a phone call away if you are worried about it.

It all depends on when I get my lovely letter from the NVC :D but I hope I can get in before the 24th. I think I look decent, but it would explain why people were looking at me oddly today if I don't!

I saw in the main Knightsbridge thread that someone was able to email their updated certificate to them after the medical, so I can always do that if they set fire to my old one.

I'm hoping for a response to my email tomorrow, or I will just give them a quick ring after lunch.

Cheers everyone


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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It all depends on when I get my lovely letter from the NVC :D but I hope I can get in before the 24th. I think I look decent, but it would explain why people were looking at me oddly today if I don't!

I saw in the main Knightsbridge thread that someone was able to email their updated certificate to them after the medical, so I can always do that if they set fire to my old one.

I'm hoping for a response to my email tomorrow, or I will just give them a quick ring after lunch.

Cheers everyone

So why can't you make your appointment before you get the letter from NVC?


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

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Do you have your case number? You need that for medical. Why not just call knightsbridge and ask them about the police cert, you're going to call them for an appt anyway.

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So why can't you make your appointment before you get the letter from NVC?

I decided to in the end and have an appointment for Monday. I'm assuming it's not an issue that London doesn't have my case file yet. They must know about me already since the interview is booked :P


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Did you ever get a response to your email? We spent so long at nvc that our police certificate is already more than six months old.

Yeah, I did. As long as it's under a year old it's good :)


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Yeah, I did. As long as it's under a year old it's good :)

So, my wife called today to make the appointment and didn't even bring up the police certificate, but they asked if she had it yet. She told them yes, from April, and they said she would have to bring an updated one to the appointment. Asked if she wanted to call back to schedule after she had it. I guess we'll get it just to be on the safe side as she won't have enough time between medical and interview date to get another one if they ask for it then. What a pain, another fee to pay thanks to the mess at NVC.

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So, my wife called today to make the appointment and didn't even bring up the police certificate, but they asked if she had it yet. She told them yes, from April, and they said she would have to bring an updated one to the appointment. Asked if she wanted to call back to schedule after she had it. I guess we'll get it just to be on the safe side as she won't have enough time between medical and interview date to get another one if they ask for it then. What a pain, another fee to pay thanks to the mess at NVC.

That's weird that they said that... check out my email correspondence with them below. It wasn't all that long ago and my police certificate was printed on April 24th. I had no issues at the medical.

From: Knightsbridge Doctors

Date:15/10/2014 10:02 (GMT+00:00)

To: 'Catherine Tobin'

Subject: RE: Police certificate validity

Dear Catherine

Thanks for your email.

I can confirm that the UK Police certificates are valid for 12 months so that is absolutely fine.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further queries.

Kind Regards

Jade Purkiss

Knightsbridge Doctors

From: Catherine Tobin

Sent: 14 October 2014 20:44

To: usinfo@knightsbridge-doctors.com

Subject: Police certificate validity

Hi there

I will be booking an appointment with you once I receive my interview letter from the US. Could I just ask, is it ok if the police certificate I bring with me is less than one year old, but over six months old? I'm not sure I'd be able to get another in time before the appointment I make.

Thank you.

Catherine Tobin


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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