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Old 03-02-2012, 01:28 AM
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Well I got good news and bad news.

Bad news was that about a week ago my CO asked for me to get a new background check direct from the FBI as they no longer accept ones from other offices ie from channelers.

I replied letting them know I would start the process of doing that but that I did ask the consulate in September if one from a channeler would be ok and that they responded that it would be acceptable....also forwarded him the email about it.

Never expected them to actually care of do anything so I got a few sets of fingerprints together and mailed the application to the FBI yesterday.

Good News - Today I got an email from my CO and I am now officially approved.....sent a bunch of PDF's with all the info in them. So I guess they accepted the fact that they gave me the wrong info and went ahead and approved it with the channeler copy. Very unexpected but very happy about it!

So for anyone sending in applications I would definetaly make sure you get the background checks straight from the FBI.

Also entire application process only took 3-1/2 months. Sent mid November and approved March 1st.


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WOW! They actually listened! Congratulations! I filed in mid-December so here's hoping I'm almost at the front of the queue.

Although now we're hoping to move to America. *facepalm*


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WOW! They actually listened! Congratulations! I filed in mid-December so here's hoping I'm almost at the front of the queue.

Although now we're hoping to move to America. *facepalm*
Would highly recommend Aussie over the US


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Would highly recommend Aussie over the US
We're just not very high income earners and we want a chance at actually owning a home in our lifetime so we'll probably get a house in Vegas (which we've lived in before and enjoy) until we can save enough to go to Vermont (which is beautiful)

Although I still wouldnt mind a visa so I can go to Aus to wait with her for her visa


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I ended up using National Credit Reporting - Professional Screening Solutions

Supposed to take 7-10 days....its been around 5 days since I mailed my stuff to them. I am not doing my visa application for another month or so so no idea if it will be accepted but I dont see any reason why it wouldnt be.
I'm pretty sure the FBI doesn't do anything that fast. From what they told me all clearances take about a month from the time it's put into the system and that, itself, takes a month. They told me to wait to months from the date it was delivered to them.

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Well I got good news and bad news.

Bad news was that about a week ago my CO asked for me to get a new background check direct from the FBI as they no longer accept ones from other offices ie from channelers.

I replied letting them know I would start the process of doing that but that I did ask the consulate in September if one from a channeler would be ok and that they responded that it would be acceptable....also forwarded him the email about it.

Never expected them to actually care of do anything so I got a few sets of fingerprints together and mailed the application to the FBI yesterday.

Good News - Today I got an email from my CO and I am now officially approved.....sent a bunch of PDF's with all the info in them. So I guess they accepted the fact that they gave me the wrong info and went ahead and approved it with the channeler copy. Very unexpected but very happy about it!

So for anyone sending in applications I would definetaly make sure you get the background checks straight from the FBI.

Also entire application process only took 3-1/2 months. Sent mid November and approved March 1st.
I'm so happy for you! I'm in the same boat as I'm an American waiting for my sub100 to be (hopefully!) granted. Mind if I ask who your CO is? Know they go by first initial and last name so if you'd like, you can message it to me. Anything I can do to help me figure out where I am in line lol. I literally got butterflies I am so happy for you lol.

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I'm pretty sure the FBI doesn't do anything that fast. From what they told me all clearances take about a month from the time it's put into the system and that, itself, takes a month. They told me to wait to months from the date it was delivered to them.
I did receive it in the time frame they gave...about a week and a half but they use alternate offices of the FBI to get them done as mine was done in San Jose.

When you send it to the FBI directly it goes to West Virginia and takes 8+ weeks.


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I did receive it in the time frame they gave...about a week and a half but they use alternate offices of the FBI to get them done as mine was done in San Jose.

When you send it to the FBI directly it goes to West Virginia and takes 8+ weeks.
I'm in the East Bay and I had no idea we could use alternate offices. I have mine already but I should have done more research.

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I'm in the East Bay and I had no idea we could use alternate offices. I have mine already but I should have done more research.
Well its not really an option as Australian Immigration no longer accepts them unless they are straight from the FBI in WV. I just got lucky that they told me in an email that it was ok and accepted it.


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Old 03-25-2012, 03:15 PM
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any one here with any info on the timelines for the US FBI Background check?
They received my application not too long ago..
Thanks


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