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19 minutes ago, Jess_Cah said:

I've seen a few post saying to upload a police certificate. Is this for myself (the petitioner) or my husband? Also, Is it for every country lived in? Thanks!

It’s needed at the NVC stage, not before. It’s for the immigrant, not the petitioner. He needs one from every country where he has lived since age 16 (with a few exceptions, including the USA). 


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

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42 minutes ago, JFH said:

It’s needed at the NVC stage, not before. It’s for the immigrant, not the petitioner. He needs one from every country where he has lived since age 16 (with a few exceptions, including the USA). 

Great, Thank you. We've been approved so just waiting our NVC number etc. I suppose we should wait till we have that number before he orders his police records from the UK and New Zealand? 

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52 minutes ago, Jess_Cah said:

Great, Thank you. We've been approved so just waiting our NVC number etc. I suppose we should wait till we have that number before he orders his police records from the UK and New Zealand? 

You can get it ahead of time so that there's no delay in uploading your documents. Police certificates are good for one year for immigration purposes so no need to wait


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
  • Mar 17 2020: Interview cancelled due to COVID-19
  • August 3 2020: Rescheduled letter received, new appointment August 25 2020
  • August 25 2020: Visa approved at interview! (558 days from NOA1)

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1 hour ago, Jess_Cah said:

Great, Thank you. We've been approved so just waiting our NVC number etc. I suppose we should wait till we have that number before he orders his police records from the UK and New Zealand? 

Approved already??? Your timeline shows they received it just 9 days ago. Nebraska is taking around a year to process I-130s. Did you qualify for an expedite? 


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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If he no longer lives in the UK he can get one anytime - I would get it now. Certificates from countries where you no longer live have no expiration date. I sent one from Germany that was 10 years old that I obtained when I applied to be a foster parent in the UK. 
 

But if he lives in NZ now I would wait until you are closer to NOA2 unless you really were approved in less than 9 days. 


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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2 hours ago, JFH said:

If he no longer lives in the UK he can get one anytime - I would get it now. Certificates from countries where you no longer live have no expiration date. I sent one from Germany that was 10 years old that I obtained when I applied to be a foster parent in the UK. 
 

But if he lives in NZ now I would wait until you are closer to NOA2 unless you really were approved in less than 9 days. 

Oh so sorry, I meant to say our application was accepted not approved! Sorry, still learning the terminology of the process :) . Thank you for your answers!  

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15 hours ago, Jess_Cah said:

Oh so sorry, I meant to say our application was accepted not approved! Sorry, still learning the terminology of the process :) . Thank you for your answers!  

Depending on your service center then it will be a while until you get to NVC as that won't be until you are actually approved; hold off with the police cert until after approval as you never truly know how long it will take


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
  • Mar 17 2020: Interview cancelled due to COVID-19
  • August 3 2020: Rescheduled letter received, new appointment August 25 2020
  • August 25 2020: Visa approved at interview! (558 days from NOA1)

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2 hours ago, LilyJ said:

Depending on your service center then it will be a while until you get to NVC as that won't be until you are actually approved; hold off with the police cert until after approval as you never truly know how long it will take

Thank you :) 

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The police certificate is not the same for every country. You can't get a New Zealand police certificate before you've got your NVC case number. It's not the standard criminal history check that gets done when you (for example) apply for a job. It's the police vetting process: https://www.police.govt.nz/advice-services/businesses-and-organisations/vetting/vetting-process-visas.

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1 hour ago, Jesula said:

Do you guys know how long New Zealand is taking to schedule interviews perhaps. 

From what I've read is once everything is approved and NVC sends paperwork to consulate its only about a month till the interview

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42 minutes ago, Jess_Cah said:

From what I've read is once everything is approved and NVC sends paperwork to consulate its only about a month till the interview

Ok thanks, I couldn’t find anything on New Zealand. Not even timelines. Thanks for responding. 

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On 1/27/2020 at 4:14 PM, JFH said:

If he no longer lives in the UK he can get one anytime - I would get it now. Certificates from countries where you no longer live have no expiration date. I sent one from Germany that was 10 years old that I obtained when I applied to be a foster parent in the UK. 
 

But if he lives in NZ now I would wait until you are closer to NOA2 unless you really were approved in less than 9 days. 

Hi, I was just re reading some of my old posts now that we are at the NVC stage. My husband has  UK police certificate he had to order for work 4 years ago. Does that mean he can use that one for this process or are we best to order a new one? He hasn't lived there in 10+ years 

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13 minutes ago, Jess_Cah said:

Hi, I was just re reading some of my old posts now that we are at the NVC stage. My husband has  UK police certificate he had to order for work 4 years ago. Does that mean he can use that one for this process or are we best to order a new one? He hasn't lived there in 10+ years 

That one is fine. 


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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