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What is this that I am seeing about a "Police Certificate" everywhere?

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I have never seen it on USCIS's list of required documents on the K1 visa interview yet I see a lot of people saying that they are having trouble finding the said certificate. My fiance is from Bosnia and Herzegovina and doesn't have a criminal record. Does he need to obtain this "police certificate" before his interview? And where can he obtain it? 

 

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5 minutes ago, eirinlinn said:

I have never seen it on USCIS's list of required documents on the K1 visa interview yet I see a lot of people saying that they are having trouble finding the said certificate. My fiance is from Bosnia and Herzegovina and doesn't have a criminal record. Does he need to obtain this "police certificate" before his interview? And where can he obtain it? 

 

Its not a USCIS requirement but later will be a consulate requirement .  Follow the link,  find the country,  scroll to the category 

 

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

Edited by payxibka

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3 minutes ago, eirinlinn said:

I have never seen it on USCIS's list of required documents on the K1 visa interview yet I see a lot of people saying that they are having trouble finding the said certificate. My fiance is from Bosnia and Herzegovina and doesn't have a criminal record. Does he need to obtain this "police certificate" before his interview? And where can he obtain it? 

 

There are two different Police Certificates (PC). One is the local PC that you get from the local that you are living in. The second one is 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 a resident there.  U.S. police certificates are not required.  Police certificates from certain countries are unavailable or are obtained directly by your Embassy (rarely does your embassy execute this step).  Fingerprints are required for certain countries. 

 

 

All I have is this https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ba/niv/information/required_docs which should be a good start. Also read what is here on VJ http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Bosnia-Herzegovina&cty=Sarajevo.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/portals/index.php?country=Bosnia-Herzegovina

 

If you get a copy of the P3 letter and would like to share it with me, I use it to help others after you are well on your way. Just PM me here on VJ when you have a copy.

 

And use the advance search here on VJ to look for information needed for the interview https://www.visajourney.com/search/


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4 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

There are two different Police Certificates (PC). One is the local PC that you get from the local that you are living in. The second one is 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 a resident there.  U.S. police certificates are not required.  Police certificates from certain countries are unavailable or are obtained directly by your Embassy (rarely does your embassy execute this step).  Fingerprints are required for certain countries. 

 

 

All I have is this https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ba/niv/information/required_docs which should be a good start. Also read what is here on VJ http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Bosnia-Herzegovina&cty=Sarajevo.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/portals/index.php?country=Bosnia-Herzegovina

 

If you get a copy of the P3 letter and would like to share it with me, I use it to help others after you are well on your way. Just PM me here on VJ when you have a copy.

 

And use the advance search here on VJ to look for information needed for the interview https://www.visajourney.com/search/

My fiance worked in Croatia for four months last year and worked for some months on contracts when he was 19 years old. Is he going to have to travel personally to Croatia to collect those documents or is there a way that he can get those by mail? 

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17 minutes ago, eirinlinn said:

My fiance worked in Croatia for four months last year and worked for some months on contracts when he was 19 years old. Is he going to have to travel personally to Croatia to collect those documents or is there a way that he can get those by mail? 

Did you follow the link and review the process for Croatia?


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3 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Did you follow the link and review the process for Croatia?

I talked to my fiance just barely and he didn't live there for over 6 months in his lifetime so we won't require the certificate. :) A relief that there's on less thing to do. 

30 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

There are two different Police Certificates (PC). One is the local PC that you get from the local that you are living in. The second one is 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 a resident there.  U.S. police certificates are not required.  Police certificates from certain countries are unavailable or are obtained directly by your Embassy (rarely does your embassy execute this step).  Fingerprints are required for certain countries. 

 

 

All I have is this https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ba/niv/information/required_docs which should be a good start. Also read what is here on VJ http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Bosnia-Herzegovina&cty=Sarajevo.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/portals/index.php?country=Bosnia-Herzegovina

 

If you get a copy of the P3 letter and would like to share it with me, I use it to help others after you are well on your way. Just PM me here on VJ when you have a copy.

 

And use the advance search here on VJ to look for information needed for the interview https://www.visajourney.com/search/

 

15 minutes ago, eirinlinn said:

My fiance worked in Croatia for four months last year and worked for some months on contracts when he was 19 years old. Is he going to have to travel personally to Croatia to collect those documents or is there a way that he can get those by mail? 

Actually scratch that he only worked for not four months with a work permit for a year but he only resided there for the not even four months mentioned. He has all the stamps in his passport to prove as such thankfully. 

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54 minutes ago, eirinlinn said:

I talked to my fiance just barely and he didn't live there for over 6 months in his lifetime so we won't require the certificate. :) A relief that there's on less thing to do. 

 

Actually scratch that he only worked for not four months with a work permit for a year but he only resided there for the not even four months mentioned. He has all the stamps in his passport to prove as such thankfully. 

Looks like you answered your iwn questikn. Instead of quoting long posts from others use the "@" sign and enter the person's nik and when the name pops up select it and should see their name in blue. This will give them a notification that you have responded.

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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1 minute ago, Greenbaum said:

Looks like you answered your iwn questikn. Instead of quoting long posts from others use the "@" sign and enter the person's nik and when the name pops up select it and should see their NV ame in blue. This will give them a notification that you have responded.

Copy that :) thank you for letting me know. I'm getting better at this forum stuff everyday 😋

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