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Old 07-13-2015, 06:50 PM
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Looks like January applicants are now being approved... as a Feb applicant looks like it'll be August for me... hopefully.

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So this is weird. We just got my husband's report back from the FBI. We used a channeler. Now he just has to do his NYS background check.

I just happened to stumble upon a page on the Australian Washington embassy website. It is the infosheet for partner visas.

It says -

"Please note that you will need to provide both a U.S. State penal clearance from the state in which you currently reside AND an FBI police report. Police checks from channelers for FBI police checks are NOT acceptable for Australian immigration purposes."

There is so much misinformation between the department and the embassy and what is actual practice.... we'll see what happens I guess but can't they just have one document and stick to it?! LOL
Hi Lorelei,

I believe they mean that Police checks thru channelers are not acceptable.

FBI checks on the other hand can be thru channelers as that's how i did mine .

For the police checks you need to google "police state records" and enter which state your partner is from .. there will be a certain process ... for example, the california website and process is oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security

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Thank you! The channeler thing was so quick for the FBI one and no worries on his New York one - will be doing that on Wednesday afternoon. Phew!



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Thank you! The channeler thing was so quick for the FBI one and no worries on his New York one - will be doing that on Wednesday afternoon. Phew!

I've done New York twice, it's much faster than FBI - you get the results in 1-2 weeks.


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Just got the grant e-mail less than an hour ago !!!!!

Feeling so blessed ..

309 Application date: January 16, 2015 (Online)

1 contact about the "soon to be allocated e-mail" on April 30, 2015

And Grant date: July 13, 2015

Took 5 months and 27 days .
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Application Date: 31 December 2014
Police Checks: Completed 5/6/15
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PMV to 820:
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True statement. Just got my approval letter this morning via email without actually having anyone assigned or reach out to me.

Here is my final timeline
Jan 17 - Submitted Application
Feb 17 - Sent in FBI Check (old school prints mailed directly to FBI method)
Apr 28 - Got allotment coming soon letter (14 weeks, 3 days from App submit)
May 15 - Got FBI response via snail mail (12 weeks, 3 days from FBI submit)
Jul 13 - Approved letter arrived (25 weeks, 2 days or 5 months, 26 days)
Yay!!! Perfect timing for you!

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I've done New York twice, it's much faster than FBI - you get the results in 1-2 weeks.
We used the channeler for my fiancÚ FBI check which came back faster than his state check! Weird hey?!

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The Washington embassy never used to accept the FBI report from channelers but they began accepting them a while ago from some channelers after the FBI started taking more than 3 months to process (after a system upgrade).
They probably haven't updated all fact sheets to reflect this.

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So this is weird. We just got my husband's report back from the FBI. We used a channeler. Now he just has to do his NYS background check.

I just happened to stumble upon a page on the Australian Washington embassy website. It is the infosheet for partner visas.

It says -

"Please note that you will need to provide both a U.S. State penal clearance from the state in which you currently reside AND an FBI police report. Police checks from channelers for FBI police checks are NOT acceptable for Australian immigration purposes."

There is so much misinformation between the department and the embassy and what is actual practice.... we'll see what happens I guess but can't they just have one document and stick to it?! LOL

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"Please note that you will need to provide both a U.S. State penal clearance from the state in which you currently reside AND an FBI police report. Police checks from channelers for FBI police checks are NOT acceptable for Australian immigration purposes."

There is so much misinformation between the department and the embassy and what is actual practice.... we'll see what happens I guess but can't they just have one document and stick to it?! LOL
Yeah, that's been extremely frustrating for me as well. I went off of what the website said and had to wait 5 months for my FBI background check, then found out here that others were getting theirs from channelers with no issue.

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Just got the grant e-mail less than an hour ago !!!!!

Feeling so blessed ..

309 Application date: January 16, 2015 (Online)

1 contact about the "soon to be allocated e-mail" on April 30, 2015

And Grant date: July 13, 2015

Took 5 months and 27 days .
Congratulations!!

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