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Hi All.  I have questions about the Police Certs.  My hubby has lived in Cyprus Greece, Germany, US and of course home country UK.  Has anyone ever requested Police Certs from Greece or Germany?  I cant find much info and they want the money wired to them and I don't want to screw that up.  Our Attorney says my hubby doesn't need one from the US. HELP.  I appreciate any and all advice. Thanks.

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6 hours ago, Sarah Marie said:

Hi All.  I have questions about the Police Certs.  My hubby has lived in Cyprus Greece, Germany, US and of course home country UK.  Has anyone ever requested Police Certs from Greece or Germany?  I cant find much info and they want the money wired to them and I don't want to screw that up.  Our Attorney says my hubby doesn't need one from the US. HELP.  I appreciate any and all advice. Thanks.

I got one from Germany last month, all the info is on this website: https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/EN/Topics/citizen_services/BZR/Resident_abroad/Resident_abroad_node.html

 

as for the payment, I just did an international (EU) transfer. 


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12 hours ago, heyusa said:

I got one from Germany last month, all the info is on this website: https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/EN/Topics/citizen_services/BZR/Resident_abroad/Resident_abroad_node.html

 

as for the payment, I just did an international (EU) transfer. 

how long did it take from the time you requested it, to time you received it?

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2 hours ago, Sarah & Alex said:

how long did it take from the time you requested it, to time you received it?

They processed it pretty quickly, but it took about a week for my letter (request) to get to them, which was weird since it shouldnt take more than a couple of days from Estonia, but anyway.. They issued it within a week or less. But, another thing is that the man I talked to on the phone (same man who writes the certificate) said he doesnt trust international mail and wanted to send it to a German address, so I had him send it to my friend's address who then sent it to me. Keep in mind you'll need it translated aswell.. they only issue the certificates in German😊

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*Living together in Estonia*

TIMELINE

31 May 2016 - legally married in Estonia, just the 2 of us
27 July 2016 - wedding ceremony & reception

 

USCIS Phase

08 September 2016 - I-130 sent to USCIS Chicago Lockbox (FILED FROM ABROAD)

14 September - I-130 received at Nebraska Service Center

16 September - NOA1 via e-mail

29 September - notice returned to USCIS because the Post Office could not deliver it

22 November - NOA1 finally received in the mail (in the US)

31 March 2017 - NOA 2 via e-mail, app and USCIS website

3 April - NOA 2 received in the mail (in the US)

11 April - Case Was Sent to Department of State 

 

NVC Phase

17 April - Case received by NVC

20 April - NVC case number assigned

21 April -  DS-261 Completed Online
25 April - Welcome e-mail received, AOS fee paid
27 April - IV fee Invoiced, IV fee paid
6 May - DS-260 Completed
10 May - AOS and IV package sent

15 May - Scan date

12 July - Case complete 😀
14 July - P4 Interview Letter

08 August - Medical

17 August - INTERVIEW - approved!
18 August - VISA ISSUED
23 August - Picked up the PASSPORT with the VISA inside

26 August - Immigrant Fee paid
18 September - POE 

 

 

 

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On 5/17/2017 at 11:24 AM, heyusa said:

They processed it pretty quickly, but it took about a week for my letter (request) to get to them, which was weird since it shouldnt take more than a couple of days from Estonia, but anyway.. They issued it within a week or less. But, another thing is that the man I talked to on the phone (same man who writes the certificate) said he doesnt trust international mail and wanted to send it to a German address, so I had him send it to my friend's address who then sent it to me. Keep in mind you'll need it translated aswell.. they only issue the certificates in German😊

OMG German.  WTH. how will I find someone to translate it for me her in the US. One more stresser

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10 hours ago, Sarah & Alex said:

I am stressed out over these police certs.  I guess I can call them.

call who? Does your husband have friends in Germany who could receive the certificate and have it translated and then send it to you/ your husband? They only issue those in German, there is no way around that.


*Living together in Estonia*

TIMELINE

31 May 2016 - legally married in Estonia, just the 2 of us
27 July 2016 - wedding ceremony & reception

 

USCIS Phase

08 September 2016 - I-130 sent to USCIS Chicago Lockbox (FILED FROM ABROAD)

14 September - I-130 received at Nebraska Service Center

16 September - NOA1 via e-mail

29 September - notice returned to USCIS because the Post Office could not deliver it

22 November - NOA1 finally received in the mail (in the US)

31 March 2017 - NOA 2 via e-mail, app and USCIS website

3 April - NOA 2 received in the mail (in the US)

11 April - Case Was Sent to Department of State 

 

NVC Phase

17 April - Case received by NVC

20 April - NVC case number assigned

21 April -  DS-261 Completed Online
25 April - Welcome e-mail received, AOS fee paid
27 April - IV fee Invoiced, IV fee paid
6 May - DS-260 Completed
10 May - AOS and IV package sent

15 May - Scan date

12 July - Case complete 😀
14 July - P4 Interview Letter

08 August - Medical

17 August - INTERVIEW - approved!
18 August - VISA ISSUED
23 August - Picked up the PASSPORT with the VISA inside

26 August - Immigrant Fee paid
18 September - POE 

 

 

 

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On 5/18/2017 at 10:09 PM, heyusa said:

call who? Does your husband have friends in Germany who could receive the certificate and have it translated and then send it to you/ your husband? They only issue those in German, there is no way around that.

No friends in Germany. He was 16 when he lived there.  I guess we will have to make do with it in German.

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24 minutes ago, Sarah & Alex said:

No friends in Germany. He was 16 when he lived there.  I guess we will have to make do with it in German.

i'm sure you can get it translater where you or he lives aswell :) I got mine translated in my country 


*Living together in Estonia*

TIMELINE

31 May 2016 - legally married in Estonia, just the 2 of us
27 July 2016 - wedding ceremony & reception

 

USCIS Phase

08 September 2016 - I-130 sent to USCIS Chicago Lockbox (FILED FROM ABROAD)

14 September - I-130 received at Nebraska Service Center

16 September - NOA1 via e-mail

29 September - notice returned to USCIS because the Post Office could not deliver it

22 November - NOA1 finally received in the mail (in the US)

31 March 2017 - NOA 2 via e-mail, app and USCIS website

3 April - NOA 2 received in the mail (in the US)

11 April - Case Was Sent to Department of State 

 

NVC Phase

17 April - Case received by NVC

20 April - NVC case number assigned

21 April -  DS-261 Completed Online
25 April - Welcome e-mail received, AOS fee paid
27 April - IV fee Invoiced, IV fee paid
6 May - DS-260 Completed
10 May - AOS and IV package sent

15 May - Scan date

12 July - Case complete 😀
14 July - P4 Interview Letter

08 August - Medical

17 August - INTERVIEW - approved!
18 August - VISA ISSUED
23 August - Picked up the PASSPORT with the VISA inside

26 August - Immigrant Fee paid
18 September - POE 

 

 

 

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