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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I'm applying for a Partner Visa Stage 1. 820/801. I've got a police clearance from AFP, and even though I haven't been convicted and my case was dismissed in court, there is a 'record' of a drug driving offence. I've been told this wasn't going to remain in record as it was a mistake and...
  2. Visas and immigration
    I will be applying for citizenship later this year. For those of you that went from a partner visa to now a citizenship application, did you get all new police clearances from your previous country (countries) of residence? It was such a pain to get the first round for the partner visa as I...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I just applied for a 485 and was informed that I need police clearances for a number of countries and some other documents. I read previously that police clearances may be required but that the case officer would inform you. The online lodging system clearly listed those automatically...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hello, This is my first time posting on this forum. I am hoping to hear from any Brazilian's who have applied or have had success with Partner visa 820/801 and needed to get Brazilian Police clearances. I'm Australian and my husband is Brazilian and we applied for the 820/801 in May 2018 and...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I am trying to upload documents for Stage 2 - Partner visa. I have to upload my Police verification, but confused with the category in the immigration account. The categories available are, 1. Nature of couple's household and Evidence ( In this we have dropdown- lease...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I am after some clarification on Australian National Police Clearances please! Does the Police Clearance have to be obtained via the AFP website? Or do you apply for one depending on what state you resided in? (I am from WA and my partner lived there for a year with me, about 5 years...
  7. Visas and immigration
    SUMMARY: If you changed your name but needed a police clearance from a country that will only put one name on the certificate, how did you handle it? My husband and I were married in August 2017. We lodged our application for a TSS visa (482, Medium stream) on May 10, with me as the primary...
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    Hi there, My British partner and I are currently in the process of putting together a 309/100 application. We have received his AFP police check and it shows that he has a $500 fine for "Possession of Prohibited Drug" with no further penalty and no conviction from 2015. We are trying to be...
  9. Visas and immigration
    I lived in Canada for 2 years and moved to Australia 3 years ago. I will be applying for residency in Australia and require to get a police clearance from Canada, while being in Australia. Does anyone know the procedure and the department in Australia that is responsible for it? Is there a...
  10. Visas and immigration
    I have been refused a 485 visa due to lack of police checks for some reason was unaware i needed. I was wondering if it were worth the review (I have since gotten the clearance from Aus, waiting on US), or if it is better to leave the country and relodge the application. I have talked to two...
  11. Visas and immigration
    I have to get my FBI background check completed from the USA when I apply for a 189 visa. However, I am confused as to if I need a state police check, as well. By the time I lodge my visa, I will have been in Australia for 12 months, other than a couple of trips out. I realize that I will need...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hello Everyone! After the age of 16 I have lived in three countries for over a year. Iran: 2006 to 2007 and 2015 China: 2007 to 2009 Malaysia: 2009 to 2014 I am now on a Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 476. When I applied for this visa I got all my Police Clearances for all these countries...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am in the process of applying for my 820 partner visa with my Australian partner (I'm from the UK). I can't seem to decipher these forms in regards to police checks. I know for certain that I need to get them done, have applied for AFP check and will shortly do a UK one. I just don't know...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, I'm currently getting all my documentation ready to apply for an onshore partner visa 820. I am required to get police checks from England and USA which I have already requested and awaiting response in the mail. I also need to provide police checks from my home country - Latvia...
  15. Visas and immigration
    We'd like to apply for a partner visa soon and my Taiwanese fiancé has spent about 18 months altogether in China on tourist visas (going back and forth every few months). This was about 5 years ago. Does he need to get a police certificate from China?
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, and first of all a BIG thank you for all the awesome feedback and info on the site, it's been super helpful! :) My situation is the following: I misread the information on the Immi website and only started processing my police clearance certificate the day we applied (and payed...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hi, my partner and i are applying for a Partner visa for Australia. We are currently both in the Philippines and my girlfriend needs to get a police clearance from the USA. To do an FBI check we need to supply finger prints.Does any one know where or how we can get this done from the...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hey guys, Can anyone give advice for me to tell my partner how to apply for the police clearance for a PMV application? Ive heard its quite difficult so have been told not to say its for a VISA but he was concerned if he doesn;t mention the VISA it wont state the correct information on the...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I'm hoping someone might have some answers for me! I am a NZ Citizen and my husband is a South African Citizen. In 2009 he was granted a Subclass 461 Visa and we then resided in Australia until 2011 at which point we moved to New Zealand. In doing so we cancelled his 461 visa (as that...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hi, We are Indian citizens and have been in US for 9 and 4.5 years each as non-immigrants on Visas. We will be applying for Australia permanent residency soon. Will FBI background checks for both of us be enough? Or will we also need to get state checks done? I believe state checks are...
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