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Old 05-20-2017, 01:39 AM
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Canadian Criminal Record Check in Australia

Hi everyone,

I've been informed I have a case officer ready for my Partner Visa 820, so they've asked for Criminal Check from Canada, as that is where I'm from. I'm currently in regional Australia, 3 hours from the next biggest city, 8 hours from a major city, so I really hope my little town can do fingerprinting...
So with this criminal check, I've gone to the RCMP website and viewed the steps to obtain a criminal record check. I've contacted an accredited fingerprinting agency, they sent me the steps to go through, the form I need to use at the police station for my fingerprints. The next step, after getting fingerprints done, says to fill in the application. What application? Is there a separate application or is it just the fingerprinting form? To me it doesn't read as an application, just the details needed for my fingerprints. So I'm just a bit confused. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!!

BTW, I've read on a few other forums that some have gone with Worldwide Forensic Services, which sounded like a very trusted and quick agency to go with, but I didn't see them on the RCMP's list of the accredited agencies to choose from. Are they not around anymore or changed names...?


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So the website says "Fill in your application (paper submission) or provide the following information to the person taking your fingerprints (electronic submission)" so I imagine the person taking your finger prints will have a form you will submit with your fingerprints.

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If you can do the electronic option I would.

Given the closeness to the end of the visa allocation year, you might get your visa before end of June.


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Hi everyone,

I've been informed I have a case officer ready for my Partner Visa 820, so they've asked for Criminal Check from Canada, as that is where I'm from. I'm currently in regional Australia, 3 hours from the next biggest city, 8 hours from a major city, so I really hope my little town can do fingerprinting...
So with this criminal check, I've gone to the RCMP website and viewed the steps to obtain a criminal record check. I've contacted an accredited fingerprinting agency, they sent me the steps to go through, the form I need to use at the police station for my fingerprints. The next step, after getting fingerprints done, says to fill in the application. What application? Is there a separate application or is it just the fingerprinting form? To me it doesn't read as an application, just the details needed for my fingerprints. So I'm just a bit confused. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!!

BTW, I've read on a few other forums that some have gone with Worldwide Forensic Services, which sounded like a very trusted and quick agency to go with, but I didn't see them on the RCMP's list of the accredited agencies to choose from. Are they not around anymore or changed names...?
hey!!!!

did you have any luck. I am in the same boat I am from canada and need an RCMP criminal check ASAP.... I did read online that if you do electronic finger prints the criminal check can be processed much quicker? How did you end up doing yours


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hey!!!!

did you have any luck. I am in the same boat I am from canada and need an RCMP criminal check ASAP.... I did read online that if you do electronic finger prints the criminal check can be processed much quicker? How did you end up doing yours
Hey,
I have an immigration agent who is working with me (I only posted on here because it was the weekend and was hoping to find an answer asap, as I needed to get this done) But as my agent said, she told me the fingerprinting form I was sent (which was called C-216c) from the Fingerprinting Agency (I used Commissionaires Ottawa) was the application form as well. There were some other papers needed filling out in the package they sent me as well, which I would imagine are like other agencies.
I mailed everything because as far as doing electronic submission, that just didn't seem like an option here. The police station here has never done anything like this before, I basically had to walk them through it. But I can only imagine electronic submission would be way faster, so if it's an option for you, probably best way to go.
I was told too, that if Immigration knew, having proof, that I had sent off for my RCMP criminal check, that they would wait until I got the result, if you are under time constraint, as I am. If you are under time limit, please PLEASE confirm with an agent if you are working with one, or call Immigration to know 100% that they will accept proof that your criminal check application has been sent off and will then wait for results.

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Hey,
I have an immigration agent who is working with me (I only posted on here because it was the weekend and was hoping to find an answer asap, as I needed to get this done) But as my agent said, she told me the fingerprinting form I was sent (which was called C-216c) from the Fingerprinting Agency (I used Commissionaires Ottawa) was the application form as well. There were some other papers needed filling out in the package they sent me as well, which I would imagine are like other agencies.
I mailed everything because as far as doing electronic submission, that just didn't seem like an option here. The police station here has never done anything like this before, I basically had to walk them through it. But I can only imagine electronic submission would be way faster, so if it's an option for you, probably best way to go.
I was told too, that if Immigration knew, having proof, that I had sent off for my RCMP criminal check, that they would wait until I got the result, if you are under time constraint, as I am. If you are under time limit, please PLEASE confirm with an agent if you are working with one, or call Immigration to know 100% that they will accept proof that your criminal check application has been sent off and will then wait for results.

Hopefully this was at least a little helpful.
Thanks for the quick reponse. Okay so i need my criminal check for Victoria Teaching registration. It is urgent as i came here to work and i was hoping to start asap.

do you mind giving me the STEPS you took. and when you got your finger prints and fill out forms you paper mailed it right?? Are you given any timeline as to how long the processing is going to take?


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Thanks for the quick reponse. Okay so i need my criminal check for Victoria Teaching registration. It is urgent as i came here to work and i was hoping to start asap.

do you mind giving me the STEPS you took. and when you got your finger prints and fill out forms you paper mailed it right?? Are you given any timeline as to how long the processing is going to take?

I contacted one of the accredited agencies on the RCMP website, and they emailed me the instructions to follow and the fingerprinting form (plus an example of how they need them done). I went into my local police station and asked if they could do fingerprints, just to be sure, because I read on another forum that there were a few people having issues with some stations. I took everything in with me that the agency sent me, so that I wouldn't forget anything. They took my finger prints in ink on the required form and I had the officer fill in and sign anything that was required and I finished filling in the rest. Then I put it all together and paper mailed it to the fingerprint agency in Canada. The agency told me it takes approx 10 business days to receive it from me, and then they convert my ink prints into digital prints, which they then submit the digitized prints to the RCMP where they take 5-10 business days, provided there is no record.
Did you have a look at the steps on the RCMP website? They may have other details that I might have missed.
If you're based in a major city, you might get lucky and go into a police station where they have done this before...save you some grief.


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I'm currently in regional Australia, 3 hours from the next biggest city, 8 hours from a major city, so I really hope my little town can do fingerprinting...
You wouldn't happen to be in WA would you? I happen to also live in a tiny town 3 hours (if you're speeding) from the next biggest city and 8 hours from a major city, lol.


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Hearing you guys talk about being so remote doesn't make me miss living in regional WA. .. I mean it was lovely, but when I realised Wooly's was the only place to buy clothes (that weren't hi-vis) I was probably not cut out for proper regional life lol

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Here you guys talk about being so remote doesn't make me miss living in regional WA. .. I mean it was lovely, but when I realised Wooly's was the only place to buy clothes (that weren't hi-vis) I was probably not cut out for proper regional life lol
Hardest part is taking the day trips... Spend 6-7 hours driving for a 2-3 hour shop that usually includes Bunnings, Harvey Norman, groceries, etc. We have a tiny little grocery store here that has the basics but sometimes you want more options.

But where we live, we do get so many free flights to Perth (about an hour) so most people just go down for the weekend and do clothes shopping in the city. It's not uncommon to do day trips to Perth either, haha.

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