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  1. Hi everyone, My wife is filing ds260 now and we are in the process of getting all the required docs. The sticking point for us has become the police certs. About 10 years ago she studied in Singapore for a total of 2 years. But during that time she went back and forth to her home in Vietnam about 7 times (preparing a student visa for the US actually). The problem is she lost her passport so we don't know what kind of visa she had in Singapore and thus we also don't have her FIN number which is required to make the application for a police cert in Singapore. My question is two fold then. First, if she was back and forth so much, and never there for a continuous year does she actually need the cert? Two, since we do not have the FIN number we may not be able to obtain the cert at all, can we write a sworn affidavit explaining the situation? Would that be satisfactory to the NVC? Or will they still require this elusive cert? As an add on question, she won't need police certs for the 3 years she lived in the US on a student visa right? Thanks so much everyone!
  2. Hi I need your advice My Egyptian wife case in the national Visa Center they excepted all documentation’s and applications except her birth certificate , marriage certificate And police certificate and they send me a message saying that I have replace this documents with an acceptable documents from the correct issuing authority. But I submit all those documents from the correct issuing authority plus the translation from local translator in Egypt for each documents what the NVC means by I have to get the documents from the correct issuing authority, again this is the correct documents from the correct issuing Authority, what I should do ?
  3. Hi Guys, I am Pakistani national living in Saudi Arabia. I have question regarding Police Certificate. As per the general guidelines i have to submit Police certificate for any country where i have stayed for more than 12 months. Based on that criteria I have to get certificate for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia which i have done. However after submitting IV application I saw two additional police certificates requests in required documents field. One for Kuwait and another for Qatar. Now the thing is I have visited Qatar twice in my life. Once for work and other time for vacations. My first trip was for 70 days in Jan 2010 and second trip was for 2 days in Dec 2014. As for Kuwait, I stayed there for work from Jan 2011 to March 2011 for 57 days. Clearly I don't fall into the criteria of getting police certificates from these two countries but NVC requested those anyway. Kuwait Now things get bit complicated when I checked the Kuwait document reciprocity. It says I called the Kuwait embassy in Saudi Arabia and they don't have any information. Meanwhile , I am trying to contact Kuwait embassy in Pakistan but so far i couldn't. My question is what are my options? Do I have to get it since it is in the list of required documents and if yes how? or just upload a paper saying that it is not available as per document reciprocity link. Qatar Since I live in Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia doesn't have diplomatic relations with Qatar, so my only options are to get it though friend or relative, Qatar embassy in Pakistan (for which i have to travel to Pakistan) or through express mail. Again, do I really have to get it when my total stay in that country is 70+2 days? Is it worth it to talk to NVC and explain the situation. Do they issue exemption in such cases? Many Thanks
  4. I'm in a weird predicament, wondering if anyone else has ever used a Statutory Declaration in place of a Police Certificate when that certificate can NOT be produced? Situation: Myself (and fiancé) spent 7 months traveling together in Cambodia. We spent the majority of that time at one guesthouse in Sihanoukville without paying rent (owner is a friend) My understanding is that I need a police check from Cambodia because I was in the country for 6+ months. ----- However ---- To acquire a police certificate from Cambodia you have to appear in person at the Ministry of Justice in PP. To get the Police Cert. from them you have to provide a "Certificate of Residence" given to you by the Sangkat (community center). The Certificate of Residence can only be produced by giving the Sangkat a copy of your lease agreement. I did not ever hold a lease or pay rent in Cambodia so I can not get a Residence Certificate, Therefore, I also can not get a Police Certificate from the Ministry of Justice. I was a traveler, not a resident, despite the length of my stay. A lease can't be created retroactively, and I've read a lot of old forums on here where people described paying-off various officials to get it done - but the most recent one suggests that the Sangkat people no longer have the ability to "create" Residence Certificates when given tea-money, so that is also not an option. Long story short, I plan on drafting a Statutory Declaration and swearing an oath to the above, and that: Even if I fly to Cambodia (for $1500+) and negotiate with the MoJ (despite not being able to read/write/speak Khmer) that I can't make a Police Certificate appear because I'm unable to prove I ever held residence in Cambodia. Will the USCIS or DOS or the Consulate have any problem with this? I plan on attaching relevant documents supporting my claim, along with a sworn statement from the guesthouse owner stating that I didn't ever pay him for my stay. Thank you thank you thank you, the last thing I want is to find out at the last minute that they demand I fly to Cambodia to get this paperwork, even though I know that it's not possible for me to get it.
  5. From what I can gather on this forum, one of the pre-interview forms is a police certificate/check from any country you've spent more than 6 months in. Can anyone give me the details as to what type of police certificate/check is required? (Ideally an official link to where this info is posted?) In particular, does anyone know if a fingerprint check or just a name check is needed for an Australian police check, for those who have spent more than 6 months in Australia in the past, but do not currently reside in Australia? We have not received a request from the NVC for these documents yet, but are getting closer to the time we will need all that info, and I want to ensure we have these documents ready to go when needed, since it may take some time to get these completed/mailed. Thank you for your help!
  6. Hello all! Soon I will be beginning my K1 visa process (exciting times!!) However, I previously lived in Venezuela. I entered on a tourist visa and began the process of gaining temporary residency. During this process my passport was not with me and the officer in charge had it. Because of the problems in Venezuela, which are ongoing and which were the reason I left in the end (I left in 2016) I am having difficulty obtaining the police certificate. I have emailed embassies and also the government body in charge of issuing the police certificate (obviously written in Spanish). However, because I was never issued a "cedula" number (again because of the situation in the country....they said there was no plastic to produce the card) it is proving difficult to get some sort of Police Certificate from there. I am in contact with a friend in Venezuela who has told me that I may be able to get a document for $200, which isn't a problem, but if this fails, what else can be done? I'm curious if anyone else has had a previous experience in Venezuela or a different country? Thanks in advance
  7. Hi, I am very new to the visajorney site. I applied for my husband. My husband is originally from Bangladesh but he is in Australia with a student visa . He needs a police clearance from Australia. Which one police clearance he needs ? The regular type or with the fingerprints one . And there were 2 code I got confuse with code 33 and code 35 . Can we get the certificate over email ? Can anyone help us with this? Because he is leaving Australia within 2 weeks .
  8. Hi all, This question has been bugging me for some time. I'm collecting my police certificates right now. I've lived in several countries throughout my life. Its clear that I have to collect all police certificates for any country I've lived in after the age of 16. I left my country of birth / country of nationality at the age of 3. Do I still need to get a police certificate from there?
  9. A question for Chileans: For NVC/Interview, can we use the free police certificate we can get online? Or it has to be the one you get in person at the Registro Civil? When i get the police certificate on the registro civil's website it has bad formatting so i am not sure if i can use that one.
  10. My fiance and I have been researching what to provide to substitute "unobtainable" police certificates. On the reciprocity schedule for Sudan, police certificates are available ONLY for those that are PRESENT IN SUDAN. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Sudan.html My fiance lived in Sudan for 1 year (April 2018 - April 2019), and due to the civil unrest in Sudan, he left for his safety to Uganda. He left not too long after the airways opened up again in Sudan, and commercial airlines began to come back. Coincidentally, in May I submitted my fiance's signed Change of Address declaration to USCIS with our RFE that stated he moved for safety reasons because of Sudan's volatile climate. Now (Sep 2019), Sudan is in a transitional government, and I think it's unwise for him to return because in Africa you never know if things are truly stable. Also we feel that the Consular Officer might think of it as a red flag if he does return to Sudan after his declaration stating that he felt unsafe there in April. My fiance has his police certificate from the country of his nationality and also is planning to get one in Uganda too for good measure. Should we write up a Declaration/Affidavit letter for why my fiance could not obtain his Sudan police certificate and have it notarized in Uganda? Somewhat as a substitute for the police certificate? OR - should he just go to the interview without anything for Sudan?
  11. My Argentine husband obtained his police certificate from the consulate in Mexico City. He received an email with a link to print out his certificate. So essentially his police certificate is just a copy. It doesn't have any special seal or anything. Is this accepted? Has anyone outside of Argentina received a certificate like this? Can you share a picture of what yours looks like? Thanks so much!
  12. Hi there, I’m hoping someone can help me out with confirming what I need next? I require a police certificate from 8 months I spent in NZ, living with my fiancé on a working holiday visa. I am UK resident, filing for a k-1 in London. When looking for what to do I can’t find a definitive answer as the NZ police checks are automatically part of their K-1 process. As such, I have applied to the Ministry of Justice for a Record Check and filed a Section 14 Vetting Form from Police NZ. If anyone could confirm whether either of these are what’s needed, what happens next or just more information, it would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Matt
  13. My husband (Japanese) lived in China when he was in high school (4 years) and left when he was 17. I think he still needs to get a police certificate since he was over the age of 16 when he left. Has anyone done this successfully from outside of China? I can't find a clear way to do so from outside of China. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
  14. Hi y'all! We got our NOA2 for our i-130 last week! Yay!! We filed in January so kinda expected this to take longer, and hadn't really researched too extensively what was next! Trying to get things in order so when we get a case number from the NVC we'll be ready to go. Question about the police certificate. I know as of last year, we need a fingerprint based one. The RCMP and USCIS instructions were clear and straightforward. The RCMP directs you to local police for fingerprints. My husband lives in London, ON and on their site it states you have to have a request letter to be fingerprinted. Does anybody know if this is the case? If so, do we need to wait for paperwork before he can get his police certificate, or is there a workaround? Thanks in advance! ❤️
  15. We are in the process of filing an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative for my mother in law who lives in Mexico. My husband is the petitioner, he is a US Citizen. Her initial application was approved. Now we have to upload documents to the CEAC website before her interview is scheduled. One of the requirements is to upload a Police Certificate. My mother in law received a police certificate ( carta de antecedents penales) from the State of Guanajuato where she lives. I included a screenshot of just the header which shows that it came from the State. The document was rejected. We received this message: Please replace this with an acceptable police certificate. Please use our Document Finder at https://nvc.state.gov/find for acceptable documents guidelines. I've reviewed the instructions for this document and don't see what's wrong with what we submitted. Any ideas what the problem could be? The instructions make it clear that a certificate from the state government is acceptable but I'm wondering if they actually want one from the federal goverment. To get a federal certificate would take quite a lot of effort as my mother in law would have to travel to Mexico City so I don't want to go this route if it's not necessary. Any advice is much appreciated! We want to keep this process moving.
  16. I checked online and the Bangkok Embassy has received my packet (they have 2 case files which is weird). Either way I want to know: Can we get order the police certificate and medical exam now or do we have to wait for the actual packet 3 letter? I want to do the medical ASAP because it takes 2 weeks to get all the results when you do it in Chiang Mai. Also for the vaccinations, is my fiance required to get all of them or as many as she can? Is there a test to see which ones she has? Other than recently her 'medical records' are spotty. Thanks!! P.S. Looking for Thailand specific answers please.
  17. Hi all, wondering if anyone may be able to assist, I'm uploading documents on CEAC and all I need is my NZ police certificate and German one (which SHOULD be on its way to me in the post but I have NO idea as they don't notify you or anything), anyway, I know for the NZ one we have to submit a form for the NZ Police to send the clearance straight to the consulate. So should I fill the form out and upload that, then add a note to say the police certificate will be sent direct to the consulate - or should I click the "not available" option? I know NZ has only recently started the online uploading so its possible that nobody will really know which I should choose. I'm f2a so I don't want the certificate to "expire" before I manage to get an interview as I heard its only valid for 3 months. I'm leaning more towards the "fill out form and add note" option, but wanted to see if anyone else agrees or has done this through the CEAC website yet. Thanks!
  18. Hi, I am the beneficiary spouse applying for the IR/CR1 visa and we are currently preparing documents to submit to the NVC. According to the information on this website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/collect-and-submit-forms-and-documents-to-the-nvc/step-5-collect-supporting-documents.html it states you are required to submit police certificates from countries you have resided in for more than 12 months. I grew up and currently live in New Zealand but I lived in Australia for 3 years. I have an old Police Certificate from Australia that is more than 1 year old - can I submit that or do I need a new one? Thank you
  19. Hi all, I’m gathering police certificates from 4 different countries I lived in. I have my Colombian one however I’d like to know if I need a Certificado de Movimientos Migratorios? i was in the states for 4 years however left after 3 months after I turned 18 Years old (meaning I don’t have a ban or anything). My lawyer can’t give me a straight answer assisting me instead she replied with this : “I recommend getting an FBI search from the U.S. for the criminal check. The government has not, in the past, requested a police clearance for those in the US for over 6 months, but policies are changing rapidly. In case they ask at the interview, I recommend getting a US check as well” i Have two questions : 1) For those of you who obtained a Colombian PC and lived in the states unlawfully would I need to get one as well even if I left 3 months after I turned 18 ? 2) What do you think regarding my Lawyers email? She keeps confusing me and not answering my questions ...Thank you!
  20. Hi! My husband is Colombian but he lived in Panama for 6 months. He needs the Police certificate from this country. Any idea how to obtain this document from abroad. Please!! His visa category is IR5. Thanks!!
  21. Hi Guys, Please I need assistance with this. My fiancee's interview date is January 2019 while his intended flight to the States, if granted Visa, is March 2019. He just obtained his Police Certificate in preparation for the interview. However the issue is that the Certificate issued has a 3 months validity. So it inevitably means the Certificate will be valid during his interview but won't be valid when he intends entering the States. Will this be a problem? I note that most embassies, include mine (Nigeria), state that the Police Certificate should be issued less than one year. That's the only requirement they stated. So does it mean that even though my fiancee's Police Certificate validity is for three months, the Certificate is still valid for one year in the eyes of the US embassy? Or do I need to get a new Police Certificate as the interview date approaches? Is the Certificate required to be valid only during interview or both during the interview and at the Port of Entry? Sorry for the multitude of questions, don't want to make any mistakes.
  22. I am getting ready to schedule our interview and am wondering how much time should I allow to obtain the police certificate. Does anyone have any experience with this and know about how long it takes to get the certificate once requested? Thanks, Jonathan
  23. All, Does anyone have an idea whether the resubmission of documents and the subsequent review takes as long as the first review, or do they look at the application again fairly quickly? We were asked to resubmit a police certificate because we submitted the wrong one. Now that it is done, I'm trying to figure out if we have to wait the same length of time before they review it or if they will get to it in an expedited fashion. Thanks for reading.
  24. Hello Everyone! It's my first time here and I'm really excited to be able to share my questions with you guys. Me and my fiancé are going through a really hard time with the police certificates required for the interview for the k-1 visa. I lived in the US for one year as an exchange student and that was when I met my fiancé. I didn't have any social security number or other thing that could make me a resident to the country, I was just there as a student. What we saw is that the USCIS is that I should bring the police certificates of all places I lived for more than a year. I just don't know how I should do that. Should I get an FBI clearance? How if I don't have a social security number. Thank you so much for your time!
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