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Hello,

 

Today while I was going through my paperwork for my interview in two weeks to make sure I had all I needed, I noticed that the “Certified Criminal Record Check” I had requested from the RCMP is actually a Name-Based Criminal Record Check, and not an actual Certified Criminal Record Check.  

 

I cannot find any info online on which CRC is required, but I assume they’ll want the Certified one.  I emailed my inquiry the consulate in Montreal, but have not received a response.

 

I have an appointment tomorrow to be fingerprinted and begin the certified criminal record check, but I was told it could take 2-6 weeks to process, which would not arrive in time for my interview date.

 

I have no criminal record.

 

Which version of a CRC is required at Montreal’s consulate for a Canadian immigrating to the US?

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13 minutes ago, Becca & Matt said:

Hello,

 

Today while I was going through my paperwork for my interview in two weeks to make sure I had all I needed, I noticed that the “Certified Criminal Record Check” I had requested from the RCMP is actually a Name-Based Criminal Record Check, and not an actual Certified Criminal Record Check.  

 

I cannot find any info online on which CRC is required, but I assume they’ll want the Certified one.  I emailed my inquiry the consulate in Montreal, but have not received a response.

 

I have an appointment tomorrow to be fingerprinted and begin the certified criminal record check, but I was told it could take 2-6 weeks to process, which would not arrive in time for my interview date.

 

I have no criminal record.

 

Which version of a CRC is required at Montreal’s consulate for a Canadian immigrating to the US?

Try here. scroll down to the appropriate category 

 

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


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Posted (edited)

~~Moved to the Canada forum, from K1 P&P- As this is country specific.~~

 

There have been some recent changes to the police checks in Canada please read through the Canada forum to see the changed. You now need to request a police check through the privacy act.

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You need the PRIVACY ACT finger print based (they will take your finger prints and picture) BUT  NO image of your fingerprint will be on the report. It will look like ordinary paper stating no crimjnal record. Not even certified. Took me less than a week to receive in the mail. 

Please check the pic I posted in this thread. Don’t mind the yellow-stamp-thing. A fellow Vjer only used it to cover important details. 

 

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19 hours ago, Becca & Matt said:

thanks for your help

 

i've called around and i'm pretty much sol.

 

does anyone know if they'll straight up deny me, or do i have a chance to send it in?  or send it directly to them?

You don't need the certified one, you need the not certified privacy act.  Go to the commissionaires. 

without it you'll get a 221g and a huge delay.  Montreal is horrible if you send documents after the fact. 


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On 7/4/2019 at 8:57 AM, NikLR said:

You don't need the certified one, you need the not certified privacy act.  Go to the commissionaires

without it you'll get a 221g and a huge delay.  Montreal is horrible if you send documents after the fact. 

My interview is in two days, I have to leave for Montreal at 5am tomorrow, and I'm definitely not getting my CRC in time, as it's been two weeks and I've heard nothing back.

 

do you know what the delays to Montreal are like regarding the 221g?

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10 hours ago, Becca & Matt said:

My interview is in two days, I have to leave for Montreal at 5am tomorrow, and I'm definitely not getting my CRC in time, as it's been two weeks and I've heard nothing back.

 

do you know what the delays to Montreal are like regarding the 221g?

Depends.  Can be a week or can be a few months.  Did you go back and get thr uncertified privacy act or did you need the certified one?


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3 hours ago, NikLR said:

Depends.  Can be a week or can be a few months.  Did you go back and get thr uncertified privacy act or did you need the certified one?

Thanks for your response, I’ve been told I need a certified one, but lots of folks say they had a non-certified, regardless I requested a certified privacy act from the RCMP closest to me a few weeks ago and it hasn’t come in time, as I’m now in Montreal.   I was the first Us immigration person to go through my local rural and city rcmp, and they didn’t know what to do even with the printed paper from the us govt website.  That’s why I didn’t get the right one months ago when I requested it from them, because they had no idea what it required. 😕

 

There’s nothing I can do at this point, except attend my interview and pray they let me send it in after, and it doesn’t take an extra long time.  😞

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They will let you send it in after.  I would get a privacy act one asap when you get home.  That way you can send that in if you've never been convicted of a crime. 


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