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Hi :)

 

Could someone please help me work out if I need to get a police check for Canada for my K1 visa?

I am an Australian beneficiary.

 

To give some background, I lived in Canada on and off over a period of 18 months, but I never resided there for longer than 5 months consecutively. I have never held citizenship for Canada.

As per the questions above, my answer to 1a would be YES, but my answer to 1b would be NO.

 

If I do need a police certificate can anyone tell me how to get it for Canada? I currently live in Australia.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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What is "consecutively" in your case? Like 5 months in, 2 months out, then 5 months in?  Were you a student, employed, or a PR there?


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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It's not consecutive but in the aggregate.   It is resided which is not to be confused with touristing 

 

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

 

Follow the link and scroll down to the appropriate category 


YMMV

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1 hour ago, geowrian said:

What is "consecutively" in your case? Like 5 months in, 2 months out, then 5 months in?  Were you a student, employed, or a PR there?

Hi,

 

I was there on a working holiday VISA. I was living and working there. I was 5 months in, 1 month out, 2 months in, 8 months out and then 3 months in.

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28 minutes ago, YvetteS said:

I was there on a working holiday VISA. I was living and working there. I was 5 months in, 1 month out, 2 months in, 8 months out and then 3 months in.

I'd get one. That's 10 months living there over an 18 month period - plus working there - which can reasonably be asserted to residing there.

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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49 minutes ago, geowrian said:

I'd get one. That's 10 months living there over an 18 month period - plus working there - which can reasonably be asserted to residing there.

I was also leaning towards getting one, but the criteria is confusing. It seems as though it's implying I only need one if I live in Canada for 6 months or more AND was a citizen at the time. 

 

Perhaps it's better to be safe.

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5 hours ago, YvetteS said:

I was also leaning towards getting one, but the criteria is confusing. It seems as though it's implying I only need one if I live in Canada for 6 months or more AND was a citizen at the time. 

 

Perhaps it's better to be safe.

Your instructions you posted are for IR visas not k1


YMMV

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