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  1. Just a quick question, I am scheduled to have my interview at the US embassy in Manila 5th of April, the NBI clearance (police cert) that I have will expire October 29, 2019 (one year validity). But I'm a bit confused if the embassy wants an NBI clearance that isnt more than 6 months (from date it was acquired). If so, by April 29, 2019 my NBI clearance will be exactly 6 months. I was just thinking, by the time of my interview its still under 6 months. Will my NBI clearance suffice? Thank you
  2. Hi guys! I just want to share with you how to get your police clearance from Singapore even if you're in the Philippines. If you've lived in Singapore for more than six months, then yes you do need to obtain a police clearance, or rather, a COC (Certificate of Clearance)from them. I'll be editing this as soon as I get an update. BTW, I applied for this for my K1 (fiancee) visa. Before proceeding, please also read the FAQs of the Singapore Police Force's website. Here goes: 1. Apply for an Appeal by Non-Singapore citizens to Apply for Certificate of Clearance. Please click the link and read the requirements needed, and I'll be elaborating the answers to usual questions about it below. BTW, the appeal is different from the actual application for COC. SPF (Singapore Police Force) needs to go through your request / appeal first and they'll approve it. Reason being, SPF doesn't really give out COCs just because. Requirements: Your FIN (Foreign Identification Number) - Just the number will do. I don't have a copy of my previous S Pass and they won't require it, just make sure that you can still remember your FIN. Scanned documentary proof indicating that a COC is required and for what purpose - I used my NOA2 for this. It's not indicated there that you need the clearance, so what I did was attach the K1 checklist found in US Embassy Manila's website. Scanned biometric page of applicant’s valid passport - Very straightforward, just give them a copy of your passport's biometric page (where your photo is) Scanned Identification Document (ID), front and back - I don't have a work permit anymore, I used my SSS card for this. Create one scan for front and another for the back. Scanned or digital passport-sized photograph - 400x514 pixels. Looks like Singapore's passport photo. I used a US passport-sized photo, scanned it, and cropped it to the required size. It's not exact, but it's within the 400x514 range. Valid Credit/Debit Card (VISA/MASTERCARD) or i-Banking account for online payment - I still have my Singapore account and I used I-banking for this. No worries if you use a normal credit card, as long as it's VISA/Mastercard and you can answer your bank's online security check that will prompt. I've read that previously they needed a bank draft, thankfully they now accept these modes of payment. Original hardcopy fingerprint impressions (Optional) - Since we're not in Singapore, then we have to mail it to them. More on this later. 2. After applying for the appeal, wait for a few days for their email. I applied mine on a Friday and got their response on Tuesday that my appeal was approved, and that it was time to Apply for the Certificate of Clearance. You have all the details saved on your profile, so all you need to do is to pay them. Make sure that your browser allows popups. 3. After payment, go back to your Application Portal (the first page). You should now see your your reference number in red. Print the page (The option for printing it is somewhere there). 4. Wait for their confirmation email with the receipt. The email will prompt you : Kindly mail us your hardcopy fingerprints together with a copy of the Acknowledgment Slip printed from the Application Portal 5. Time to get your fingerprints! No need to look for Singapore's fingerprint card, Camp Crame will give you a copy. This can be obtained in Camp Crame in Quezon City. Now, this was the part where all forums didn't even specify where and how to go or navigate from the gate. Read on! Bring a pen, wet wipes, and passport-sized photos with you. Each application needs 2 photos (1 for their copy and 1 for ours). I used my US visa photo so they just cut it to make it fit. Go to Camp Crame. I took a Grabcar all the way from the South, but if you're commuting, alight at Santolan-Annapolis MRT Station. There are also buses through EDSA, if you prefer to take the bus. Go to Gate 2. This is at the right side of the area. If you're walking, go past the vehicle entrance and you'll see another entrance for walk-ins. If I remember correctly, it's almost in front of an LBC store. Since I took a Grab, once in Gate 2, go straight then turn right. There will be a small intersection and you'll see the Crime Laboratory on the left side. If you're walking: Once inside Camp Crame, follow the vehicles' path from the gate. You'll see Landbank and a coffee shop/restaurants. There's also a clean restroom here. Walk past it until the non-airconditioned eatery. Turn right on the narrow street. At the end, you'll see the PNP Ladies' (I forgot the building name, but it has "Ladies" on it.) Then go to the right. You will see the Firearms building, and then the Crime Lab building. Go inside the building. Leave an ID at the front desk and tell the police your purpose. They'll accompany you to the door going to the back and will lead you to the Fingerprinting Department. Once there, go up then left. Enter the door and the nice old lady will give you a payment slip. Fill it out then go to Landbank. (Directions on how to go by foot: go out of the building, walk to the right, cross the street where there's a grill restaurant, walk through the narrow street, turn left.) Pay the PHP200 fee. If you're obtaining multiple cards for different purposes, the fee would be higher. Note that you need to bring your fan and a small towel with you (maybe some water too!) because the aircon here is totally not working properly especially when there are lots of people. I was there for 2 hours. Go back to the Fingerprinting Department and they'll give you the cards for you to fill out. If there are people queueing for fingerprints, you'll be given a number and you'll be asked to accomplish the cards downstairs. They'll call you once it's your turn. You can wash your hands there after fingerprinting. You can make use of your wet wipes here to wipe off additional ink smudges. Wait for a while and then they'll release the card to you. Go home! 6. Ship the fingerprints to Singapore. (I'll be doing this tomorrow, so I'll update this soon!) Back
  3. Hi! Does anyone know or have an experience with regards to providing police clearance from a foreign country when you applied for the K1 visa? I stayed for a total of 6 months in Australia as a tourist only. I've read here that people who worked and lived in foreign countries for 6 months or more needs to provide a police clearance. Does this directive apply to tourists? Thank you.
  4. Hi all, Can anyone help us? We are trying to figure out the process of obtaining a police clearance from South Africa. My fiancé lived there for a period of time. He is not a citizen of there and no longer lives in that country. We are trying to figure out how to obtain the police clearance. He has completed the fingerprints and can send them via DHL there, but DHL said they don't pick up from there and therefore won't send a return envelope. We can't figure out how to get them from the SAPS when it is complete (since he cannot pick them up). Help!!! Also, do they need the apostille? I'm not familiar with that process, but I don't want the clearance to not be valid. Thanks for any advice!
  5. Hi guys just want to ask if a police clearance is needed where I have worked for the last two years. but I'm already back in my country in the Philippines last June. We haven't filed yet for k1 visa but plan to in September. I'm just bothered if I should need a police clearance in Saudi where I have worked cause I didn't get one, thinking I'll not need it because I'll be residing in the Philippines for more than 6 months once the petition is approved. I've read in some site that a police clearance is needed in the US embassy for interview. I only have my NBI clearance in the Philippines now.
  6. Luk Dit Mo

    Police Clearance

    Do the Police clearance documents for both Hong Kong or the Philippines have a date of validity (expiration) ? And in what part of the CR-1 process are they needed? Thanks..
  7. While filling out the DS-160, we came across a question asking to provide a police clearance for any countries that you have resided in for six or more months other than you home country from the age of 16 and older. My Fiancée 5 years ago had a student visa in Australia and she had stayed there for about a year and a half then went back to the Philippines after completing her degree. Is a police clearance need for a person who stayed in a country for more then six month, but under a student visa? I would think she does not need one because she is not a permanent resident and was only there under a student visa to finish her studies. Could someone advise as we are confused if she still needs one. At the k-1 Interview will they require the police clearance from Australia from her?
  8. IR-1 /CR-1 I'm confused and i cant get a straight answer as for now June 2018 - What code is the right one? Code 33 (Full Disclosure) or Code 35 (Standard Disclosure) ?!
  9. Hi everyone! I'd like to clarify something about the police clearance requirement in the US Embassy in Manila (USEM). My fiance and I met in the US when I was on a J-1 visa for a 12-month internship (if it helps to understand the picture). Upon reading the requirements by USEM it is indicated that I have to provide a police clearance from where I lived abroad. In my case that is the US. Does this mean that I only have to provide a police clearance if I lived outside my home country other than US? Since they would have an access of my US records, right? This may sound a bit ignorant but I just wanted to know if I understood it right. Your insights will be highly appreciated
  10. 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?
  11. Hi Everyone I am hoping to please get some advice from more seasoned members. One of my police clearance certificates is in German. I will get it translated by a certified translator, but my question is: would I need them to send me an original, notarized copy of the translation or is an email copy fine? I would use this for my K1 visa and then for the green card application and citizenship - so if I need it for any one of these applications, it would be worth getting it now (as I only lived in Germany for a while and am not returning). Many thanks, Danyal
  12. Hi All, I am the Beneficiary and am preparing what I need in advance for my interview at the Dublin U.S. Embassy. I lived in the U.S from 2013 - 2015 and so it's my understanding I will need a police cert from the U.S. Has anyone else obtained this who could guide me how I go about getting it? I am finding it very difficult to find information online. Thanks so much! Sarah
  13. Hi I need help, my interview is on March 1, and I need to get police clearance from singapore, anyone know how to get a letter from the embassy saying it’s needed? Anyone had the same situation? What did you do? Where did you go for the fingerprint scanning? I am applying for an appeal to get my COC, i have lived in singapore for exactly 12 months because I was on the job training when i was in college. Thank you guys!!
  14. Hello. Can anyone help me on this? I recently applied for NBI Clearance here in Abu Dhabi, UAE for my K1 interview requirements. Do I still need to authenticate it at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Philippines and UAE Embassy in the Philippines? Or NBI Clearance alone is enough? Thank you so much in advance.
  15. Hello guys, I'm new to this site and need some advice. My background story: I'm an Indonesian and I've lived in Singapore between age 10 to 17. I then continued my study in the States where I met my fiancé. We dated for 7.5 years, 4 years while I was in the States and then a 3.5 year of long-distance relationship while I was living in China, Taiwan and South Korea for a year each. We took a 2-year break when I went back to Indonesia in early 2015 before we decided we wanted to be together. We've met 3 times in the last 1.5 year and we just got engaged. 1) I've been trying to find out on all the documents needed, and it says that I'll be needing police certificates from all the countries I've lived in for 12 months or more from 16 years old. So basically, I'll be needing at least 5 police certificates from 5 countries: Indonesia, Singapore, China, Taiwan and South Korea. I don't think I'll have any problem getting from Indonesia and Singapore, but my worry lies on getting from China, Taiwan and South Korea. I've read here on this forum that says I won't be able to obtain one if I'm not currently living in South Korea, getting one from China is really complicated and I’m not too sure about Taiwan. Do you think if I can provide a request letter from the Indonesian US Embassy it'll make things easier to obtain? If anyone had any experiences with getting police certificate from these countries please give some advice. And also, would I need one from the US too, because I've lived there before? 2) Another thing is my birth certificate and passport has my middle and last name typed together, but all of my US student identifications and SSN has my middle and last name separated. For example, my dad's family name is Smith. My brother's name is John Aiden Smith, but my name is Jane Doesmith. Basically I did not have a middle name when I was born. When my brother and I both applied for I-20, we wanted to avoid confusion and have the same last name. And so, we applied mine as Jane Doe Smith. I’ve also recently found out that my Indonesian ID and driver’s license have them separated too. Now I'm worried that this will be an issue. What do you guys think? Any suggestion is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  16. Luyen

    Dubai police clearance

    My fiance worked in Dubai for 4 years and has since returned home to Philippines. She has been there for 1 year so far. My question is two-part. 1) Will we need a police clearance from United Arab Emirates or any form of paperwork from there for her interview in U.S. Embassy in Manila? Or is the police clearance from Philippines sufficient? 2) If so, does anyone have any suggestions as to how we can obtain such documentation? Her visa to Dubai already expired and we are in the process of waiting for the NOA 2, but would like to make sure everything is ready and prepared ahead of time. Thank you so much in advance!
  17. Orientalelf

    K1 Newbie Questions (Chiang Mai)

    Hello Everyone, I haven't YET started the K-1 process, however, I'm taking the time to do extensive research and would greatly appreciate any helpful feedback or advice for the inquiries below. (Apologies in advanced if these questions have been answered previously) 1. MEDICAL EXAM + VACCINATIONS: Unfortunately my mother has LOST (yes, I'm blaming her) my small little vaccination booklet from the UK. I have read though, that -after a blood test- the doctor will be able to determine what I need. My question is will the medical exam and vaccinations be taken at the same place? Others on the forum have said they have taken it separately? Does this save costs? I'm assuming for Chiang Mai, I can take the medical at McCormick and the vaccinations at say RAM OR McCormick? -quite confused to how this works- 2. POLICE CLEARANCE: Ah, how I love how complicated and corrupt it is here. From what I have read, I'm guessing I'm going to have to take a flight to Bangkok and ask for it at the office? THEN, I'm assuming (if my childlike looks don't get me the nice lady offering the elusive express service) that I'll have to take another flight back to retrieve it (sighs)? Is there anyway they can post it to me? Thanks all for now folks. Thank you for your time and any contributions to my noob questions! Info about me: I'm Half Thai/UK (born in Britain) wanting to marry an American (my grandma would be horrified). I have a British AND Thai passport (will be using my British for the process). Lives in Chiang Mai permanently. 29 this year.
  18. Hi everyone. So I am South African born, lived in South Africa up until I was 17 years old. Jan 2008 I moved to New Zealand and have been living in New Zealand since then. Jan 2008 I turned 18. I have New Zealand as my nationality but have kept my South African citizenship. Getting my South African police clearance from New Zealand is proving to be a nightmare!! Do I have to provide both a South African and New Zealand police clearance for the k1? Thankyou
  19. My fiance is a Syrian refugee. He's in Greece now but hopefully be moving to another European country soon. I feel like I am on an uphill battle...if you can help me with information on any of these questions I'd be eternally grateful. 1) Can anyone provide me with the steps I would need to take to get his paperwork transferred? 2) Also, we have not been able to file for an interview because he has no passport - is there any way around this? 3) How do we get a police clearance from Greece? How about Syria? Can you even get a police clearance from Syria? Thank you in advance!
  20. My fiance is from Thailand. She worked in Dubai for about two years. That was about 10 years ago. What is the likliehood that the US Embassy in Thailand will ask for a police clearance certificate at the interview if her time in dubai was that long ago?
  21. Do we need to have police clearances from every country we have resided in? What is the validity of the clearance? Do we need new ones from those countries if we have previously obtained clearances and haven't returned to the country? Background: My husband (South African citizen) and I (the American) live in Johannesburg, South Africa. We submitted Form I-130 at the consulate in Johannesburg. We haven't yet received our approval, but we want to make sure all our papers are in order. We acquired a list of what the consulate needs for the next packet (shout out to Jenny for giving us a preview of what may be to come!) and that list says police clearances. We previously lived in Thailand for just under two years (2014-2016) and received police clearances from Thailand in June 2016. We understand the validity is typically one year. But does that include if we haven't gone back to the country?
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