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Hello, our I-130 just got approved on Dec19 and our case will be transferred to NVC. I am an USC petitioning my husband (IR-1)

We want to get all the documents ready for the NVC stage, but we are quite confused about the Police Certificate requirements and need your help.

 

My husband is in a different country now, but he used to live in Australia for 2 years (2005 to 2006) on student visa, so according to NVC website, he will need to provide Police Certificate from Australia. Has anyone obtain the Australia Police Certificate and not currently live in Australia? Can he only do the name check, and not fingerprint? We don't know how to do the fingerprint Police Certificate if he doesn't live in Australia now.

 

He also was in the US for 6 year on J1 visa for his study, and returning to his home country after his study. Does he need to provide the Police Certificate from the U.S?

On NVC website, under the United State of America, there is no information on the police certificate. We also found a note on NVC website "Present and Former residents of the US do not need to submit any US Police Certificate".

 

Your help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

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* Moved from Progress Report to Process & Procedures *

 

14 minutes ago, DN1 said:

My husband is in a different country now, but he used to live in Australia for 2 years (2005 to 2006) on student visa, so according to NVC website, he will need to provide Police Certificate from Australia. Has anyone obtain the Australia Police Certificate and not currently live in Australia? Can he only do the name check, and not fingerprint? We don't know how to do the fingerprint Police Certificate if he doesn't live in Australia now.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/australia.html

" Procedure for Obtaining:  Can be requested online or through a physical form sent by mail. Refer to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) website "

 

14 minutes ago, DN1 said:

He also was in the US for 6 year on J1 visa for his study, and returning to his home country after his study. Does he need to provide the Police Certificate from the U.S? 

On NVC website, under the United State of America, there is no information on the police certificate. We also found a note on NVC website "Present and Former residents of the US do not need to submit any US Police Certificate".

As it says, no PCCs are needed for the US. They will do their own background check.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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9 minutes ago, DN1 said:

@Geowrian: Thanks for your answer. One more question, for Australia Police Certificate, is fingerprint required or name check should be good enough?

Did you read the links provided? Your answer is in there. 


 

 

 

 

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Yes, I did. It says that the fingerprint is preferred. I just want to see if anyone has experience with submit namecheck PCC. We don't want to face any issue at the NVC and interview stage.

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34 minutes ago, DN1 said:

Yes, I did. It says that the fingerprint is preferred. I just want to see if anyone has experience with submit namecheck PCC. We don't want to face any issue at the NVC and interview stage.

Many Aussie beneficiaries have been approved with name check only. 

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