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In regards to getting RCMP records check...the website lists fee to be paid by certified cheque or money order. From my research, I am under the assumption that I'm going to have to send a bank draft. Aussie Post only does Western Union money transfers internationally, which the RCMP certainly will not go out of their way to pick up at a WU branch. I'm not entirely lear about the certified cheque...wouldn't they have to access my account here? Would it not be easier to send a bank draft that they can cash at a bank in Canada?

Are there any onshore Canadians out there who can tell me how they went about paying their fees?

Thanks a bunch!
 

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Hopefully there may be a Canadian about sooner rather than later to explain what they did, but meanwhile, if the Mounties give the accountdetails to which the fee has to be paid to, I'd reckon any of our major banks may be able to organise a money order or bank cheque in Canadian $$$ and perhaps even without account details, making payment to the RCMP and sending it with the application should be sufficient.
 

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Cant you get an international certified cheque from a bank in OZ? Sure they charge a service fee but it ll sort you out.
I got mine from Waterloo Regional Police Headquarters in Ontario but it was just a walk in thingy...
 

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The best thing you have to do is that get an international certified cheque
Hey Teamabby,

I'm a Canadian and have sucessfully obtained my criminal record check form back home.

I went into an ANZ and they did a bank chq in canadian funds.. I had to pay cash for it as I do not bank with ANZ. The one I went into had an american express outlet inside it.. Give a few of them a call to find out which ones can do it for you.

My check took about 1.5-2 months, I had it sent back to my parents address at home and then forwarded to me in Australia..

Also, you have to go into a local police branch and have them take ink fingerprints of both hands. Make sure you specify that they must be ink, i dont think all branches do this for immigration purposes. I also called around and scheduled this in.

Let me know how you go and good luck.

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Hey Teamabby,

I'm a Canadian and have sucessfully obtained my criminal record check form back home.

I went into an ANZ and they did a bank chq in canadian funds.. I had to pay cash for it as I do not bank with ANZ. The one I went into had an american express outlet inside it.. Give a few of them a call to find out which ones can do it for you.

My check took about 1.5-2 months, I had it sent back to my parents address at home and then forwarded to me in Australia..

Also, you have to go into a local police branch and have them take ink fingerprints of both hands. Make sure you specify that they must be ink, i dont think all branches do this for immigration purposes. I also called around and scheduled this in.

Let me know how you go and good luck.

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Thanks for the reply! Just wondering, when did you have this done? Right now they're saying it could take 4 months or more. Is that what it was when you sent yours in?

Also, good advice on having them send it to family. I think I'll do the same as my father can FedEx it to me...should only take about 48 hrs from there.

Where in Canada are you from? I'm from NB :)
 

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Thanks for the reply! Just wondering, when did you have this done? Right now they're saying it could take 4 months or more. Is that what it was when you sent yours in?

Also, good advice on having them send it to family. I think I'll do the same as my father can FedEx it to me...should only take about 48 hrs from there.

Where in Canada are you from? I'm from NB :)
Hey teamabby,

I think they said about 3 months when I did mine. I sent mine in earlier in the year, would've been sometime in February. I freaked out, but it only took about half that. I think it takes longer if you've have a conviction. So if you've got a clean record, then I would say somewhere around the time mine took.

I had my Dad scan and email me a high res copy, just in case something happened in the mail, and he posted it down, I think it took about 10 days to get here on regular post..

I would get it in sooner than later with Christmas coming up. You could always call and ask when Criminal Records closes for the holidays.

I'm from BC. From NB, wow! Always wanted to get to that side of the country, hear its beautiful.
 

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Hey teamabby,

I think they said about 3 months when I did mine. I sent mine in earlier in the year, would've been sometime in February. I freaked out, but it only took about half that. I think it takes longer if you've have a conviction. So if you've got a clean record, then I would say somewhere around the time mine took.

I had my Dad scan and email me a high res copy, just in case something happened in the mail, and he posted it down, I think it took about 10 days to get here on regular post..

I would get it in sooner than later with Christmas coming up. You could always call and ask when Criminal Records closes for the holidays.

I'm from BC. From NB, wow! Always wanted to get to that side of the country, hear its beautiful.
I could say the same about BC! We were visiting my sister in Calgary before coming over to Oz and stopped in Golden for a night...that's about all I got to see of BC, but it was gorgeous! I'd love to go further west though.

Yeah I have a clean record...I was going to post it today but you wouldn't believe the trouble I've had getting the funds. I had to open an account with ANZ and should be able to get the draft Monday. Fingers crossed! I'm pretty much freaking out at this point too!
 

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This information may be useful to some Canadians applying onshore in the future:

I e-mailed the RCMP my issues with getting their fee from Australia. The problems I came across were 1) Australia Post no longer do international money orders (now through Western Union) and 2) My bank could not issue a draft to Canada in anything other than Australian funds. I kept getting the same useless reply so I finally asked them if I had to fly home in order to get this looked after. I got another useless reply, so I went out and changed banks so that I could pay $30 to get a $25 CAD draft. I sent it off to Canada and came home to the following e-mail from the RCMP.

"I have checked with the processing area and they advise that in similar
situations, people have acquired "Traveller's Cheques" issued in Can.or
US funds - these are very acceptable. As a final option, to assist the
requestor, we will accept a money order in Australian funds, in the
amount equivalent to $25 Can."

This has been a very long and frustrating process for me, but I'm hoping that passing this information along will save some grief for someone else.
 
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