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Overseas Police certificates for K1 application

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Hi Everyone,

 

Hoping to get some answers to 2 questions I have in preparation for a K1 visa application. Any replies would be great.

 

I am a dual Irish and Australian citizen with an American Fiance. I currently live in Australia.

I understand I will need to get overseas police clearances, which here is my situation;

 

I am applying for the K1 on my Australian Passport as it has been my home for many years and is my place of residency.

Prior to moving to Australia and getting Australian citizenship I lived in Ireland, went to university in the UK, and lived in France (for 4 months every summer) for 4 summers.

 

My question is do I get the police checks using my Irish passport details in the police check application since that was the only citizenship I had at those times, but my Australian citizenship is the one for the application, so i assume US immigration will know i have both? ((I listed both citizenships on my I-129F application))

 

Do I need a police check from France given my residency there was cumulative over a number of years? I went there each summer during university for about 4 months each summer, which did total more than 12 months over the course of 4 years.

 

I am also aware I need to get an Australian PCC using my Australian passport.

 

Thanks for any replies

 

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34 minutes ago, David81 said:

Hi Everyone,

 

Hoping to get some answers to 2 questions I have in preparation for a K1 visa application. Any replies would be great.

 

I am a dual Irish and Australian citizen with an American Fiance. I currently live in Australia.

I understand I will need to get overseas police clearances, which here is my situation;

 

I am applying for the K1 on my Australian Passport as it has been my home for many years and is my place of residency.

Prior to moving to Australia and getting Australian citizenship I lived in Ireland, went to university in the UK, and lived in France (for 4 months every summer) for 4 summers.

 

My question is do I get the police checks using my Irish passport details in the police check application since that was the only citizenship I had at those times, but my Australian citizenship is the one for the application, so i assume US immigration will know i have both? ((I listed both citizenships on my I-129F application))

 

Do I need a police check from France given my residency there was cumulative over a number of years? I went there each summer during university for about 4 months each summer, which did total more than 12 months over the course of 4 years.

 

I am also aware I need to get an Australian PCC using my Australian passport.

 

Thanks for any replies

 

I believe so you need to get police clearances in all the places you have resided regardless of what citizenship you use, since you've mentioned that you stated it in your K1 Application. I just came from the interview for my K1 and I was requested to obtain police clearance to all placed I've resided for more than 6 months. So my visa is on hold at the moment until I send them police clearance. I hope I answered your questions. 

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Hi, yes thanks for your reply but it does not really answer my question. my question is if i need to get the police certificates in the citizenship i had when I had the residency in those other countries. My K1 application is on my australian passport but I'm not sure if i get the other police checks with my irish passport.

And also to the police check where the residency was cumulative over a number of years.........

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it doesn't matter what passport you use I don't think... the certificate is regarding you as a person not your citizenship so I would use whatever passport you entered the country in which you are applying for your police cert... So UK/Ireland your Irish passport Australia your Australian one 

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I'd say Police checks in Ireland and France with your Irish Passport and in Australia with the local passport.  I'm not sure that the passport is as important as the name and other information.  My wife got her Irish Police Certificate and I do not believe they needed her Philippine passport at all.  She did have a GARDA card.  

 

Make sure you add any AKAs (including misspellings) on the application for the police certificate.  My wife's name was misspelled on her daughter's birth certificate and we got a 221(g) for a new Philippine Police Certificate that included the AKA of the misspelled name.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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Thanks John, this is a great help!

 

I realise i need a spanish police certificate also but struggling to find details online of where I can get one. the ministry for justice and all official Spanish websites, have links/web pages that dont seem to work.

 

Any ideas of where I can apply for a Spanish Police certificate?

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