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How to get police clearance from Pennsylvania

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Unless you are immigrating to somewhere outside the US, there's no need to get any police certificates for anywhere within the US.


Timelines:

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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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1 minute ago, payxibka said:

Why do you need it?

Good question! So long story short, we did our adjustment of status interview this past June, yesterday we got an RFE and one of the stuff on the list is a police clearance which I’m surprised since I thought if I’m adjusting from the US that I don’t need it and that the biometrics is part of the background check.

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Just now, payxibka said:

Did you have a run in with law enforcement post entry?

No I did not. I don’t have any record of being arrested or have any criminal record. That only one I told the IO on our interview is a traffic ticket and she said that doesn’t apply. 

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6 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Unless you are immigrating to somewhere outside the US, there's no need to get any police certificates for anywhere within the US.

That’s what I understand but one of the stuff listed on my RFE letter is to submit a certified original or certified copy of Police Clearance record.

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It sounds like they are looking for a court or police record....not a certificate. I've lived in PA all my life and never heard of having to collect a PCC from it. Weird.


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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Does it clearly state the USA police clearance? Have you lived anywhere else in your life (after you turned 16 years old) for 6 months or more? The police clearance is usually for all non-US locations that you have lived.

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The only US  "police record" for immigration purposes I have heard of was when I needed an FBI background check when I immigrated to Taiwan.......which wasn't US immigration......please keep us updated.......

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3 minutes ago, Moon&Stars said:

Does it clearly state the USA police clearance? Have you lived anywhere else in your life (after you turned 16 years old) for 6 months or more? The police clearance is usually for all non-US locations that you have lived.

Here is what it says on my RFE 

 

Submit certified original or certified copies of Police Clearance Records.

               The Police Clearance Records must be from each place you lived ( whether in the United States or outside the United States) for the last five years.

 

Some U.S states issue State Police Clearance records instead of individual town records ( such as Connecticut and Pennsylvania).  We will accept the state police clearance records from such US states.  If you have been arrested or criminal charges were filed against you, you must include all arrest records as well as court dispositions describing the charges and the final outcome of your arrest.  

 

For the record, I’ve been in the US for the last 5 years. I now live in California but before here I was living in Philadelphia. I’ve never been arrested or have any criminal charges. I only have a traffic ticket for running a red light and got s ticket for it and paid it. It cost 100+. I’ve read enough comments and advice here on visa journey, I know not to lie on my application and I never did. During our interview I answered all the yes or no questions on the back of 485 form truthfully. 

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4 minutes ago, Pengunista said:

Here is what it says on my RFE 

 

Submit certified original or certified copies of Police Clearance Records.

               The Police Clearance Records must be from each place you lived ( whether in the United States or outside the United States) for the last five years.

 

Some U.S states issue State Police Clearance records instead of individual town records ( such as Connecticut and Pennsylvania).  We will accept the state police clearance records from such US states.  If you have been arrested or criminal charges were filed against you, you must include all arrest records as well as court dispositions describing the charges and the final outcome of your arrest.  

 

For the record, I’ve been in the US for the last 5 years. I now live in California but before here I was living in Philadelphia. I’ve never been arrested or have any criminal charges. I only have a traffic ticket for running a red light and got s ticket for it and paid it. It cost 100+. I’ve read enough comments and advice here on visa journey, I know not to lie on my application and I never did. During our interview I answered all the yes or no questions on the back of 485 form truthfully. 

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