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How to get certified copies of all court and police records??

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Applying for K1

Got RFE stating:

 

You must submit certified copies of all court and police records showing the charges and the disposition for every arrest or conviction. You must do so even if your records were sealed, expunged or otherwise cleared and regardless of whether anyone, including a judge, law enforcement officer, or attorney, told you that you no longer have a criminal record. 

 

Got DUI 6 years ago and its expunged. Could not get any certified copies of court or police records showing the charges. Got a criminal background checked and it's clear but the uscis wants police records showing charges. I went to a law enforcement but there is no record also. Anyone knows how to get all this documents they are asking?

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It's never fun to get it. You need the court records, no exceptions. To pull a court record, they need a record number. If you can't get it from old paperwork or a past lawyer, you'll need them to dig it up at the arresting police station. Then take the number to the courts & they can look it up by the number. Ultimately, you need a notarized letter from the courts stating what happened. If they aren't able to locate it, then you need a letter from the courts stating that it doesn't exist. 

 

Obviously the process varies a little by country & their record keeping process, but the ultimate outcome is that you can't get around that you have to provide a letter with either the required information or a letter from the court that it doesn't exist.

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@Moon&Stars

 

I got letter from clerk of courts stating no pending criminal cases or prior convictions exist for the following arrest(s): date and dui 

 

Will that be enough or do they want details of the arrest too? 

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Let's try to keep this short and sweet......

If you were USCIS and sent out this RFE:

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You must submit certified copies of all court and police records showing the charges and the disposition for every arrest or conviction. You must do so even if your records were sealed, expunged or otherwise cleared and regardless of whether anyone, including a judge, law enforcement officer, or attorney, told you that you no longer have a criminal record. 

Would you (as USCIS) be satisfied with this response to the RFE?

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I got letter from clerk of courts stating no pending criminal cases or prior convictions exist for the following arrest(s): date and dui 

 

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14 hours ago, Green said:

@Moon&Stars

 

I got letter from clerk of courts stating no pending criminal cases or prior convictions exist for the following arrest(s): date and dui 

 

Will that be enough or do they want details of the arrest too? 

Pending cases & prior convictions doesn't meet what they need. They want the details from the courts of what happened, not just about a conviction. That means the date, the charge & the outcome. Courts are rarely willing to write letters stating that there are no records, unless they are able to prove that they are no records. That would be the only type of letter USCIS would accept, the court writing a letter that the record doesn't exist. You will need the case number to get to the bottom of it.

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@Moon&Stars

 

Thank you so much for the replies and be so kind about it. I got a letter from the court from 1301 Filbert st stating "no pending criminal cases or prior convictions exist" (I noticed you're from Philly too) but USCIS wants certified copies of all court and police records showing the charges and the disposition for every arrest or conviction. Do you know how or where I can get my records unexpunged to get the details from the courts of what had happened and the conviction? 

 

*Trying to get a lawyer too at the moment.

 

 

 

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