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Good Evening,

I had a quick question in regards to the Canadian Criminal Record check. I had a check done at the local police station and have received it back, and I have asked them thrice if it was what I needed for immigration purposes, and they have assured me that it is the correct check/form - but I never submitted my fingerprints. Is this necessary? My interview is coming up and I wanted to quadruple check that I have the correct form. I am local to Durham Region, in Ontario, and the form I have is the green standard form, not the blue with the vulnerable sectors check included. Any information about processing a new check would be appreciated, as I am running out of time.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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My understanding is that they take your fingerprints at the consulate when you interview? but I may be wrong. They already have mine, so I haven't paid that much attention!

Good luck at your interview :)

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My understanding is that they take your fingerprints at the consulate when you interview? but I may be wrong. I have a Nexus card so they already have mine, so I haven't paid that much attention!

Good luck at your interview :)

Thank you for your reply, much appreciated! And yes, that was my understanding as well! Just want to cross all the t's and dot all the i's so we don't get held back by some silly hiccup! I'm afraid if I go in to the police station to check one more time, they'll arrest me for being annoying. :hehe: Haha.

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There are so many little IF x THEN y questions/requirements, it's hard to keep them straight and figure out whether or not they apply to you. :) I have a degree in English and I can still interpret things one way, then look again later and think "How did I ever think that's what it means?!" and realize I had it wrong.

I know you have time constraints because your interview is coming up soon, but try not to obsess too much!


2009/09/30 Married
IR-1 begins: 2015/07/07 Courier I-130 petition to Chicago

 

 

 

2015/07/08 Petition delivered | NOA1 date
2015/07/10 Received emailed NOA1 (California) 2015/07/20 Received snail mail NOA1
2015/08/25 NOA2 by email/USCIS site (48 days) 2015/09/02 Received snail mail NOA2

2015/09/15 Received by NVC (21 days)
2015/09/27 Case number assigned (12 days)
2015/09/28 Got case number and IIN over the phone
2015/09/28 Submitted DS-261 2015/09/29 Paid AOS fee (IN PROCESS) 2015/10/01 AOS fee PAID
2015/10/13 Received NVC Welcome Letter hard copy
2015/10/15 Reviewed DS-261 (17 days)
2015/10/16 Received IV Invoice 2015/10/16 Paid IV fee (IN PROCESS)

2015/10/17 Submitted AOS package & IV package 2015/10/19 IV fee PAID 2015/10/19 Submitted DS-260 (scan date)

2015/10/20 Re-sent files (new scan date) 2015/10/29 CASE COMPLETE!

2015/11/13 Heard about interview date (phone) (15 days) 2015/12/07 Medical

2015/12/18 INTERVIEW! 221(g) request for additional sponsor. Otherwise good to go!

2016/01/07 Additional information and passport sent back to Mtl Consulate.

2016/01/12 Passport & 221g delivered to Consulate

2016/01/14 Status updated on CEAC; no update yet on ais.usvisa-info.com

2016/01/28 Status updated to READY 2016/01/29 Status updated to ISSUED

2016/02/01 Received Canada Post info 2016/02/03 Got it!

2016/02/04 POE YVR

2016/03/18 Received green card

2018/11/08 Submitted N-400 online

2018/11/09 Estimated wait time: 31 Days  2018/11/09 Estimated case completion time: 11 months

2018/11/10 Biometrics appt scheduled 2018/11/13 Appointment letter received online

2018/11/27 Biometrics appt

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You should be fine :)

I don't remember doing fingerprints when I had my check done at the RCMP office in Calgary, all I remember was showing them my ID and filling out some paperwork I received the check a few days later with a notary stamp on it. They took my fingerprints at the interview :)

Good luck with your interview :)


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Good Evening,

I had a quick question in regards to the Canadian Criminal Record check. I had a check done at the local police station and have received it back, and I have asked them thrice if it was what I needed for immigration purposes, and they have assured me that it is the correct check/form - but I never submitted my fingerprints. Is this necessary? My interview is coming up and I wanted to quadruple check that I have the correct form. I am local to Durham Region, in Ontario, and the form I have is the green standard form, not the blue with the vulnerable sectors check included. Any information about processing a new check would be appreciated, as I am running out of time.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

I got my police certificate from york region about a week ago, it says they have searched all databases and found no conviction, fingerprints werent taken but the police officer confiscated my drivers license because it was suspended.

I submitted my packet 3 to montreal the same day, im looking at your timeline and see you got packet 4 with 2 weeks? i should expect the same right? is the packet 4 any different from the packet 4 that is available online?

thanks


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I got my police certificate from york region about a week ago, it says they have searched all databases and found no conviction, fingerprints werent taken but the police officer confiscated my drivers license because it was suspended.

I submitted my packet 3 to montreal the same day, im looking at your timeline and see you got packet 4 with 2 weeks? i should expect the same right? is the packet 4 any different from the packet 4 that is available online?

thanks

I did submit two inquiries to the consulate in regards to receiving Packet 4 as I felt it took longer than some timelines I had seen through Montreal, but at the same time I feel the two weeks is fairly standard. (EDIT: On the actual Packet 3 letter I have received from the Consulate via post, it states to "Please allow up to 6 weeks for the review of your file" Meaning that once you have sent the Packet 3 e-mail, that their standard processing time is 6 weeks.) I've read that Montreal is a little notorious for taking their time. The Packet 4 you receive from the Consulate via e-mail is no different than what you find online, however, it allows you, specifically, permission to book an interview date and schedule your medical exam. You cannot proceed with these action steps until you have confirmation from Montreal that is okay to do so.

Best of luck with continuing your journey!

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You should be fine :)

I don't remember doing fingerprints when I had my check done at the RCMP office in Calgary, all I remember was showing them my ID and filling out some paperwork I received the check a few days later with a notary stamp on it. They took my fingerprints at the interview :)

Good luck with your interview :)

Perfect! That's all I did as well. The form that was returned was the original one I filled out, with the bottom portion completed by DRPS and the embossed "stamp" as well. I did have to gather a Police Certificate from the UK, as I was there on a Working Holiday Visa in 2008, and it looks quite a bit more formal so I was concerned with not having collected the proper form for Canada. I suppose we're just not as fancy. Haha.

Thank you so much for your assistance, it is greatly appreciated!

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You only need the fingerprint check if you have been convicted of a crime.

Awesome, this is what I was looking for! Thank you so much for your response, very helpful. As I have not been convicted of a crime, I am in the clear with the form I currently have. Yay!

Thank you again!

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Good Evening,

I had a quick question in regards to the Canadian Criminal Record check. I had a check done at the local police station and have received it back, and I have asked them thrice if it was what I needed for immigration purposes, and they have assured me that it is the correct check/form - but I never submitted my fingerprints. Is this necessary? My interview is coming up and I wanted to quadruple check that I have the correct form. I am local to Durham Region, in Ontario, and the form I have is the green standard form, not the blue with the vulnerable sectors check included. Any information about processing a new check would be appreciated, as I am running out of time.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

I have that same green form.I went to Whitby for that " police criminal record check" without a finger print. I'm glad you asked the question. I was planning to get a new "police record check".

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