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[Question] NVC Police Certificates - Do I need to obtain federal and state police certificates from US?

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Recently my wife and I had our I-130 petition approved so we started to collect documents for when we need to submit our NVC package.

 

I followed the "U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country" and got both State and Federal police certificate as it is requested for my country.

 

But according to NVC instructions I should obtain police certificates from countries that I spend more than 12 months, in my case I lived in US for about 2 years, which is when I met my wife.

 

I ordered a FBI " Identity History Summary Request", but as soon as I got the form I noticed that it contains the following: "This does not preclude further criminal history at the state or local level".

 

My question is: do I need to submit police certificates from US? Do I also need to submit police certificates  from the state/ local police?

 

My concern is about how long would it take to get this certificate, as they will need to ship me a fingerprints form, I will have to find a place that can help me to place my fingerprints in the form, mail it back to them and wait for their processing time.

 

Thank you!

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You won’t need police certificates from the US


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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2 minutes ago, p-ana said:

You won’t need police certificates from the US

Thank you, this will make the whole process easier.

 

I was mislead about the state police website, where it says that their criminal history record check can be used for immigration purposes. But I guess "immigration purposes" can be extremely broad and might not include my situation.

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46 minutes ago, Geisinger said:

Thank you, this will make the whole process easier.

 

I was mislead about the state police website, where it says that their criminal history record check can be used for immigration purposes. But I guess "immigration purposes" can be extremely broad and might not include my situation.

US Criminal and background checks are automatically done as part of the immigration process.  No action is needed by the immigrant regarding time inside the US.


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1 hour ago, Geisinger said:

Thank you, this will make the whole process easier.

 

I was mislead about the state police website, where it says that their criminal history record check can be used for immigration purposes. But I guess "immigration purposes" can be extremely broad and might not include my situation.

As I will reiterate that you won't need any police certificate from the USA either state or federal wise. They automatically run checks on you during the process so dw. 

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