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Hello everyone,

I am currently in a bit of a dilemma and looking for advice from any of my fellow Canucks who immigrated to the US on a K-1 visa.

I am merely two weeks away from my interview at the consulate in Montreal but have a potentially devastating problem. I am currently not in possession of the police certificates required for the interview.

To make a long story short, I used a 3rd party company accredited by the RCMP to do these requests and they have taken over a month to complete this process when they advertise this as being a week long process with them.

I requested they get my police certificates and was asked if I would also need the "police seal" as well. I assume this is some type of seal affixed to the envelope? I had said yes as I assumed I needed it. Thus far they have received some copy (my apologies as I am not sure what it is, whether it's merely a notification or a copy of the certificate itself) showing my background was clear.

My question is: Do I require this "police seal" on my police certificates? What did yours look like and did it contain any sort of seal or special feature? Or was it merely just a paper copy of something?

Time is of the essence and I would be very indebted to anyone who can share some solid information on this. Thanks!


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  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

 

July 2017 ROC Filers Posting Template:

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Service Center: CSC/VSC
First 5 Digits from WAC/EAC Receipt #: E.g. WAC17290
NOA1 Date: E.g. July 15, 2017
Filed N-400?: Yes/No
Case Transferred?: Yes/No

     If yes, provide to what service center? On what date?: Yes/No; Transferred to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) on August 18, 2018

Approved?: Yes/No

     If yes, what was the date of your approval?: October 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have a RFE (Request for Evidence)? On what date?: Yes/No; September 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?: Yes/No; September 30, 2018

Any other information: E.g. Received my 18-month extension letter on XX; Issues cashing our check originally, etc.

 

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I am not sure what city you are in but I went to a police department that does police checks and offers a "while you wait" service for an extra charge. It was one piece of paper filled out by me and they stamp it and date it. It took about 30 minutes. I hope this helps.


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Thanks for the quick reply!

If I understand you correctly, this piece of paper which showed you had a clean record and was stamped by your police department was all you brought to your consulate interview?

If so, I may be in luck for this appointment. I am unfortunately in a city without a local RCMP detachment, thus, checks take longer.


ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

 

July 2017 ROC Filers Posting Template:

Quote

Service Center: CSC/VSC
First 5 Digits from WAC/EAC Receipt #: E.g. WAC17290
NOA1 Date: E.g. July 15, 2017
Filed N-400?: Yes/No
Case Transferred?: Yes/No

     If yes, provide to what service center? On what date?: Yes/No; Transferred to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) on August 18, 2018

Approved?: Yes/No

     If yes, what was the date of your approval?: October 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have a RFE (Request for Evidence)? On what date?: Yes/No; September 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?: Yes/No; September 30, 2018

Any other information: E.g. Received my 18-month extension letter on XX; Issues cashing our check originally, etc.

 

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I had to have mine done by the commissionaires office, as our local police department no longer does them. (BC) However, I got mine done from the commissionaires and had it in my hands within 3 business days. Mine also contains a seal. I believe it needs to?


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Medical: 08/14/2015

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You only need to do the RCMP finger print check if you've ever had a record. So if you don't then go to the local police station and get a background check done. They search Canada wide and that is what you need.


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Hey, thanks again for the replies!

This is where I'm getting conflicting information it seems. Ontarkie, did your police certificates come unsealed and look similar to something in this thread:http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/121128-which-police-certificate-is-required/

And MissPearls, when you say it had a seal does this mean it was affixed with a seal of sorts (ie wax) on the outside of the envelope and not just a police crest?

Sorry for the formatting guys, on mobile right now.


ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

 

July 2017 ROC Filers Posting Template:

Quote

Service Center: CSC/VSC
First 5 Digits from WAC/EAC Receipt #: E.g. WAC17290
NOA1 Date: E.g. July 15, 2017
Filed N-400?: Yes/No
Case Transferred?: Yes/No

     If yes, provide to what service center? On what date?: Yes/No; Transferred to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) on August 18, 2018

Approved?: Yes/No

     If yes, what was the date of your approval?: October 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have a RFE (Request for Evidence)? On what date?: Yes/No; September 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?: Yes/No; September 30, 2018

Any other information: E.g. Received my 18-month extension letter on XX; Issues cashing our check originally, etc.

 

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I picked mine up from a police station nearby and waited about 10-15 minutes for it. It came in a standard sized envelope (no wax seal anywhere) and had official police letterhead/crest at the top, a statement that my record was clear (with the RCMP national records) and an embossed stamp at the bottom.

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I picked mine up from a police station nearby and waited about 10-15 minutes for it. It came in a standard sized envelope (no wax seal anywhere) and had official police letterhead/crest at the top, a statement that my record was clear (with the RCMP national records) and an embossed stamp at the bottom.

Thank you very much for the reply! My only question about what you received was, was there any signature from an officer of any sort? Thanks again, this puts my mind (somewhat) at ease that I may be able to pull this off before my interview date.


ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

 

July 2017 ROC Filers Posting Template:

Quote

Service Center: CSC/VSC
First 5 Digits from WAC/EAC Receipt #: E.g. WAC17290
NOA1 Date: E.g. July 15, 2017
Filed N-400?: Yes/No
Case Transferred?: Yes/No

     If yes, provide to what service center? On what date?: Yes/No; Transferred to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) on August 18, 2018

Approved?: Yes/No

     If yes, what was the date of your approval?: October 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have a RFE (Request for Evidence)? On what date?: Yes/No; September 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?: Yes/No; September 30, 2018

Any other information: E.g. Received my 18-month extension letter on XX; Issues cashing our check originally, etc.

 

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Thank you very much for the reply! My only question about what you received was, was there any signature from an officer of any sort? Thanks again, this puts my mind (somewhat) at ease that I may be able to pull this off before my interview date.

Yes, there was a signature at the bottom from them.

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Hello everyone, I am currently in a bit of a dilemma and looking for advice from any of my fellow Canucks who immigrated to the US on a K-1 visa. I am merely two weeks away from my interview at the consulate in Montreal but have a potentially devastating problem. I am currently not in possession of the police certificates required for the interview. To make a long story short, I used a 3rd party company accredited by the RCMP to do these requests and they have taken over a month to complete this process when they advertise this as being a week long process with them. I requested they get my police certificates and was asked if I would also need the "police seal" as well. I assume this is some type of seal affixed to the envelope? I had said yes as I assumed I needed it. Thus far they have received some copy (my apologies as I am not sure what it is, whether it's merely a notification or a copy of the certificate itself) showing my background was clear. My question is: Do I require this "police seal" on my police certificates? What did yours look like and did it contain any sort of seal or special feature? Or was it merely just a paper copy of something? Time is of the essence and I would be very indebted to anyone who can share some solid information on this. Thanks!

Hello Trenz, I have attached my scanned version of my police record from RCMP (with the identifiable information has been removed) which have been used for my consular processing for the immigrant visa.

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Hello Trenz, I have attached my scanned version of my police record from RCMP (with the identifiable information has been removed) which have been used for my consular processing for the immigrant visa.

Thank you for taking the time to do that for me! It is very much appreciated.

Forgive me for asking, but I was under the impression that with a clean record (which I do have) I was not required to have a fingerprint check with the RCMP? From what I gather in this thread most people just required the one sheet outlining no previous criminal record. Suffice to say, thank you for sending that along. I will request that the company I am going through have a look at it.


ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

 

July 2017 ROC Filers Posting Template:

Quote

Service Center: CSC/VSC
First 5 Digits from WAC/EAC Receipt #: E.g. WAC17290
NOA1 Date: E.g. July 15, 2017
Filed N-400?: Yes/No
Case Transferred?: Yes/No

     If yes, provide to what service center? On what date?: Yes/No; Transferred to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) on August 18, 2018

Approved?: Yes/No

     If yes, what was the date of your approval?: October 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have a RFE (Request for Evidence)? On what date?: Yes/No; September 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?: Yes/No; September 30, 2018

Any other information: E.g. Received my 18-month extension letter on XX; Issues cashing our check originally, etc.

 

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