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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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Hi,

I am the beneficiary of a K1 visa. My fiance is in the process of filling out the I-129f.

 

I have a question regarding listing all the addresses which I have lived in over the past 5 years. I am from Australia, but I have spent some time living/working in Canada over a 2 year period on/off on a working holiday VISA. When living in Canada I stayed with friends for months at a time and never had a place of my own. Do I need to list every address I stayed at? Here is a brief history of the past 5 years. My mailing address has not changed in 5 years and that has always been in Australia, but my physical address has changed as below:

 

November 2017- CURRENT: lived/ worked in Australia

August 2017- October 2017: lived/ worked in Canada for 3 months (different address to below)

December 2016- July 2017: lived/worked in Australia for 6 months

May 2016- November 2016: lived/ worked in Canada (had 2 different jobs and two different addresses over 6 month period)

 

My question is (in case I have not been clear), should I list the addresses/ jobs of when I lived in Canada even though they were of such a short time period and because I always stayed with friends and never had a lease in my name for all my Canadian addresses?

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

I appreciate your help.

 

Yvette

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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9 minutes ago, YvetteS said:

Hi,

I am the beneficiary of a K1 visa. My fiance is in the process of filling out the I-129f.

 

I have a question regarding listing all the addresses which I have lived in over the past 5 years. I am from Australia, but I have spent some time living/working in Canada over a 2 year period on/off on a working holiday VISA. When living in Canada I stayed with friends for months at a time and never had a place of my own. Do I need to list every address I stayed at? Here is a brief history of the past 5 years. My mailing address has not changed in 5 years and that has always been in Australia, but my physical address has changed as below:

 

November 2017- CURRENT: lived/ worked in Australia

August 2017- October 2017: lived/ worked in Canada for 3 months (different address to below)

December 2016- July 2017: lived/worked in Australia for 6 months

May 2016- November 2016: lived/ worked in Canada (had 2 different jobs and two different addresses over 6 month period)

 

My question is (in case I have not been clear), should I list the addresses/ jobs of when I lived in Canada even though they were of such a short time period and because I always stayed with friends and never had a lease in my name for all my Canadian addresses?

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

I appreciate your help.

 

Yvette

 

Yes list all of them. Also you may need a police report from Canada, can't remember if it's if you stay there for more than 6 months or 12 months though, my mind is blank right now, but that wouldn't be needed until the interview stage after USCIS and NVC.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

   

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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6 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

Yes list all of them. Also you may need a police report from Canada, can't remember if it's if you stay there for more than 6 months or 12 months though, my mind is blank right now, but that wouldn't be needed until the interview stage after USCIS and NVC.

Thank you. 

 

Do you know if police reports can be issued online? I have no plans to return to Canada.

 

Thanks again.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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If you needed one, which again can't remember if it's 6 or 12 months right now, but wouldn't need it for awhile, you should be able to acquire it online I believe. Not too familiar how Canada handles that stuff, but you have plenty of time to deal with it if you in fact did need one.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

   

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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10 minutes ago, YvetteS said:

Thank you. 

 

Do you know if police reports can be issued online? I have no plans to return to Canada.

 

Thanks again.

 

7 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

If you needed one, which again can't remember if it's 6 or 12 months right now, but wouldn't need it for awhile, you should be able to acquire it online I believe. Not too familiar how Canada handles that stuff, but you have plenty of time to deal with it if you in fact did need one.

Depending on where in Canada you lived, you may need multiple reports (as I did).

 

You will absolutely need an RCMP check (Federal).  I believe they have partners in outside of Canada for the fingerprinting requirement.  

 

I needed an OPP check (Ontario Provincial), which I believe I did online.  I believe Ontario is the only province with a provincial force (it’s terrible that I’m not 100% sure on this).

 

I then needed municipality (city/town) checks, which I had to do in person (which was a pain in the ###).

 

It is 3 years later so maybe (and hopefully, for you), it can all be done online. (I mean, logically, they can’t expect people to be flying around the world for these things - by they I mean the police agencies.)

 

The good news:  you still have time to figure it all out, and I believe it is anywhere you lived for 6 or more months. 

 

Edit:  if you lived somewhere obscure that was just under RCMP jurisdiction, then that is fine on its own.  

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9 hours ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

Yes list all of them. Also you may need a police report from Canada, can't remember if it's if you stay there for more than 6 months or 12 months though, my mind is blank right now, but that wouldn't be needed until the interview stage after USCIS and NVC.

This is what I found on the Instructions for IV- and K-Visa-Applications:


"Police certificates are required from countries of previous residence, if residence there was for more than one year. Police certificates do not require an Apostille. The certificate from your current country of residence must be of recent date (not older than 12 months) when presented to the consular officer."

 

You will only need to submit the police records for the package you send to the consulate in your country, not before. To me it seems like you (@YvetteS) don't actually need a police certificate from Canada, as you stayed there for under a year.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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On 5/16/2019 at 4:37 PM, Kürbis&Tannenbaum said:

This is what I found on the Instructions for IV- and K-Visa-Applications:


"Police certificates are required from countries of previous residence, if residence there was for more than one year. Police certificates do not require an Apostille. The certificate from your current country of residence must be of recent date (not older than 12 months) when presented to the consular officer."

 

You will only need to submit the police records for the package you send to the consulate in your country, not before. To me it seems like you (@YvetteS) don't actually need a police certificate from Canada, as you stayed there for under a year.

I appreciated that you have shown me these instructions, it seems I won't need a police certificate for Canada! That definitely makes things a lot easier.

 

Thanks for your help :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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On 5/16/2019 at 7:37 AM, Kürbis&Tannenbaum said:

This is what I found on the Instructions for IV- and K-Visa-Applications:


"Police certificates are required from countries of previous residence, if residence there was for more than one year. Police certificates do not require an Apostille. The certificate from your current country of residence must be of recent date (not older than 12 months) when presented to the consular officer."

 

You will only need to submit the police records for the package you send to the consulate in your country, not before. To me it seems like you (@YvetteS) don't actually need a police certificate from Canada, as you stayed there for under a year.

I think it may depend on the country/embassy you’re interviewing at. On the K1 instructions for the embassy in London, it says six months, not twelve. I thought it was six months for all embassies actually, so if your embassy says 12, it must differ by country.

 

OP - definitely check the embassy instructions for Australia. 

 

“Required for all countries where you have lived for more than 6 months since the age of 16 and any country where you have been arrested, even if you were not resident there.  U.S. police certificates are not required.”

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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19 minutes ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

I think it may depend on the country/embassy you’re interviewing at. On the K1 instructions for the embassy in London, it says six months, not twelve. I thought it was six months for all embassies actually, so if your embassy says 12, it must differ by country.

 

OP - definitely check the embassy instructions for Australia. 

 

“Required for all countries where you have lived for more than 6 months since the age of 16 and any country where you have been arrested, even if you were not resident there.  U.S. police certificates are not required.”

Thanks Zoe, I will definitely check embassy instructions once I get to that stage.

 

Do you know if it is for countries you lived in for more than 6 months in one stretch? I lived on and off in Canada over a period of two years for 3-5 months at a time, but never 6 months in one go.

 

For example from May 2016 - Nov 2016: I lived in Canada for 4 months, then went travelling around the US for 1 month and then returned to Canada and lived in a different province for another 2 months.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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1 minute ago, YvetteS said:

Thanks Zoe, I will definitely check embassy instructions once I get to that stage.

 

Do you know if it is for countries you lived in for more than 6 months in one stretch? I lived on and off in Canada over a period of two years for 3-5 months at a time, but never 6 months in one go.

 

For example from May 2016 - Nov 2016: I lived in Canada for 4 months, then went travelling around the US for 1 month and then returned to Canada and lived in a different province for another 2 months.

I don’t know I’m afraid - logically, I would think it would be six continuous months though (ie, one stretch), but that’s just a guess.

 

Looking at the Aus document requirements, think you’ll be ok though, 12 months unless you became a Canadian citizen (which I’m guessing you didn’t) 🙃

 

https://au.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/81/K-Required-Documents.pdf

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