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Hello everyone... after 7 months, it's good to be back here in this very helpful group..i have some concerned regarding my Japan Police Clearance.. one month before we apply our K1- visa, i already applied for my Japan Police Clearance since i know it takes 2-3 months til you get it... Now, we are still waiting for our approval (NOA2).... and next month January, my Japan Police Certificate will be in 6 months from the date of issuance or release...(July 15, 2014) Japan Embassy called me that my JPC is ready for pick up, but i wasn't able able to pick it up coz im not living in Manila and the travel and plane tickets is also my concerned that time...

My question is, is there anyone here under K1- visa who submit Japan Police Clearance to USEM? Does the USEM requires the validity period of JPC from the date of it's issuance...?? Or should i have to apply for a new Japan Police Clearance at Japan Embassy Manila?

Thanks in advance for the input...will highly appreciates here!

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*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Philippines regional forum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I have never read of a time limitation for the police certificate from a foreign country.


Hank

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I just wonder why mods lumped a japan question into philippines thread...

It isn't a Japan question, it is a question about a Japanese police clearance for a visa application in the Philippines


Hank

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@Hank - thanks for the input... just a bit worry since my foreign (Japan) police clearance will be in 6 months already next month... i hope US embassy will not mind for the validity period of my foreign police clearance by the time of my interview...

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I personally wouldn't worry unless you've been to Japan in the period since (or since the period you got the clearance).


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Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

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I have the same issue having jumped through numerous hoops to obtain a police certificate from Dubai (UAE). The Dubai certificate has an expiry date 3 months after date of issue. Mine is virtually expired already.

If the certificate relates to a country you used to live in but are no longer resident in, then the certificate is valid indefinitely so long as it was issued after your residence in that country ended.

This is from the London Embassy site (I'm British), but I imagine the rules would apply equally elsewhere.

http://london.usembassy.gov/faq-imm-proc.html#iv041

How long is a police certificate valid for?

With the exception of the U.K. police certificate which is considered valid for 12 months from the date of issuance, a police certificate is valid indefinitely, provided you do not return to the country and reside for six months or more, if it's your country of birth or current residence. The period is twelve months for any other country.

When you think about it, this makes perfect sense. My UAE certificate was issued in September this year, but I ceased being resident 2 years ago and have not been back at all since the certificate was issued (so could not have got a criminal record in that time, as I haven't been there)

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--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

 

-- Citizenship --
Filed Online: 21 Feb 2020
NOA1 (Online): 22 Feb 2020
Biometrics: 10 Mar 2020

Interview: 29 Jul 2020 (Approved - Oath taken immediately due to covid19)

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I have the same issue having jumped through numerous hoops to obtain a police certificate from Dubai (UAE). The Dubai certificate has an expiry date 3 months after date of issue. Mine is virtually expired already.

If the certificate relates to a country you used to live in but are no longer resident in, then the certificate is valid indefinitely so long as it was issued after your residence in that country ended.

This is from the London Embassy site (I'm British), but I imagine the rules would apply equally elsewhere.

http://london.usembassy.gov/faq-imm-proc.html#iv041

When you think about it, this makes perfect sense. My UAE certificate was issued in September this year, but I ceased being resident 2 years ago and have not been back at all since the certificate was issued (so could not have got a criminal record in that time, as I haven't been there)

UAE is one of the waiver countries... as in police certificate requirement is waiver because it can only be obtained in person.


Hank

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UAE is one of the waiver countries... as in police certificate requirement is waiver because it can only be obtained in person.

Its not true that it must be obtained in person - I didn't obtain it in person (if you check my previous posts I outlined the process for doing this).

I was advised to obtain it if possible, as waiver is at the discretion of the person interviewing you.


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

 

-- Citizenship --
Filed Online: 21 Feb 2020
NOA1 (Online): 22 Feb 2020
Biometrics: 10 Mar 2020

Interview: 29 Jul 2020 (Approved - Oath taken immediately due to covid19)

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Department of State website tends to disagree with you.... and I will continue to follow THAT .

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country/AE.html

Police Records

Available, only if applicant is physically present in the UAE.

Police certificates may be obtained by any person, regardless of nationality, by personally appearing at the Central Police Headquarters located in the emirate of residence or former residence. When appearing to request a police certificate, the applicant should provide recent photographs, a letter from the requesting authority, the date of residence in the emirate, and their passport.

Not available by mail. Post recommends that consular officers waive the general requirement to obtain police certificates unless the applicant lives in the UAE.

FYI - You are in the Philippines forum, don't really care what is done in the UK.

Edited by Hank_

Hank

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Department of State website tends to disagree with you.... and I will continue to follow THAT .

LOL - so the US Dept of State knows more about obtaining a Dubai Police certificate than the UAE govt sites?

http://www.dubai.ae/en/Lists/HowToGuide/DispForm.aspx?ID=30

B. For citizens and residents outside the UAE:
Required documents:

A copy of the applicant’s passport.

A copy of the old passport, provided that the previous residence is fixed in it.

A card showing the applicant’s ten fingerprints on the official form issued by the competent authority – Police – in the country of residence. The card should be attested by the UAE embassy in the resident’s country and by the office of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The authority requiring the certificate should be stated.

The documents should be submitted by the applicant or one acting on his behalf.

I HAVE obtained a Dubai/UAE police certificate without being present in Dubai. It is possible 100% - i did it, in september.

Its quite possible that you can get a waiver - but it is at the discretion of the interviewing officer. I know of someone who was resident in UAE (Sharjah) was was asked to obtain this at interview (in France)


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

 

-- Citizenship --
Filed Online: 21 Feb 2020
NOA1 (Online): 22 Feb 2020
Biometrics: 10 Mar 2020

Interview: 29 Jul 2020 (Approved - Oath taken immediately due to covid19)

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LOL - so the US Dept of State knows more about obtaining a Dubai Police certificate than the UAE govt sites?

http://www.dubai.ae/en/Lists/HowToGuide/DispForm.aspx?ID=30

I HAVE obtained a Dubai/UAE police certificate without being present in Dubai. It is possible 100% - i did it, in september.

Its quite possible that you can get a waiver - but it is at the discretion of the interviewing officer. I know of someone who was resident in UAE (Sharjah) was was asked to obtain this at interview (in France)

As I said before... this is the Philippines forum. Here it is SOP to get a waiver for the UAE police certificate, don't care how it is done in the UK. As also said before, I will follow the DOS website, and no I don't care what it states on a foreign government website. When and IF the Department of State changes their statement is when I will post otherwise.

Unless you have information from a U.S. government website, in this case a website for the Department of State, to substantiate what you are saying, it means little to me.

Edited by Hank_

Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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