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Old 08-19-2015, 01:43 AM
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Thought I might as well throw my hat into the waiting ring. My timeline so far:
  • Applied for PMV through agent June 23, 2015
  • Sent off for state police and FBI on July 8
  • Received state police in about 2 weeks and waiting for FBI. Will mail them both to D.C. after FBI responds
  • Medicals scheduled for August 28

Have a couple of questions for the group. First of all, how long has it been a requirement for a state police check? My agent first told me that it wasn't required and then told me that it must have been a change on July 1 along with some other changes. I'm not sure I'm getting the right scoop there.

Second, I understand that shipping by boat is the most effective way for heavy stuff. I have a rolling tool chest and then just some clothes and miscellaneous items. I think they ship in 1 cubic meter increments. Anybody have experience shipping 1 or 2 cubic meters and the price for that? I will be shipping from Michigan to Adelaide. Where do I go for shipping like that?

Good luck to all waiting!


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Old 08-19-2015, 03:57 AM
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My timeline so far:
Filipino citizen living in California
Applied for Offshore partner visa by paper: July 15, 2015
Medicals sent to DIBP: August 4, 2015
Just applied for my police clearance and FBI. Will mail them both to D.C. after I receive both docs.

Quick question: How long does it usually take for a CO to email/contact us? Thanks everyone!


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Old 08-19-2015, 09:34 AM
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Thought I might as well throw my hat into the waiting ring. My timeline so far:[*]Applied for PMV through agent June 23, 2015[*]Sent off for state police and FBI on July 8[*]Received state police in about 2 weeks and waiting for FBI. Will mail them both to D.C. after FBI responds[*]Medicals scheduled for August 28 Have a couple of questions for the group. First of all, how long has it been a requirement for a state police check? My agent first told me that it wasn't required and then told me that it must have been a change on July 1 along with some other changes. I'm not sure I'm getting the right scoop there. Second, I understand that shipping by boat is the most effective way for heavy stuff. I have a rolling tool chest and then just some clothes and miscellaneous items. I think they ship in 1 cubic meter increments. Anybody have experience shipping 1 or 2 cubic meters and the price for that? I will be shipping from Michigan to Adelaide. Where do I go for shipping like that? Good luck to all waiting!
Hi and welcome!

I'd be a little concerned with your agent telling you that the state check has only been a requirement since the 1st of July, as far as I know it's seems to have been a requirement for a while. With regards to your FBI check, did you go through the FBI or a channeler?

I can't help you with the shipping sorry, but I am sure someone will be able to here who has already shipped their belongings.

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Application Date: 31 December 2014
Police Checks: Completed 5/6/15
Medicals: Completed 27/5/15
VISA GRANTED: 1/7/15!!! Yay!!
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Visa Granted: 11/4/16

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My timeline so far: Filipino citizen living in California Applied for Offshore partner visa by paper: July 15, 2015 Medicals sent to DIBP: August 4, 2015 Just applied for my police clearance and FBI. Will mail them both to D.C. after I receive both docs. Quick question: How long does it usually take for a CO to email/contact us? Thanks everyone!
Hi and welcome to you too!

Sometimes with regards to contact from your CO you may not hear from them until your visa is granted. A CO contacted us about 4-5 months in and requested my fiancé police checks and medicals. After we uploaded these we didn't hear from a CO again until the grant email.

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Hi and welcome!

I'd be a little concerned with your agent telling you that the state check has only been a requirement since the 1st of July, as far as I know it's seems to have been a requirement for a while. With regards to your FBI check, did you go through the FBI or a channeler?
That was my thought regarding the state police check. Hope the rest of their work/advice is good. They have been very responsive to questions and filing of documents so far.

I figured that I would have enough time to go directly to FBI by sending in prints in early July, given the 11-13 week wait time. Should put me into early October for a reply and I don't expect the Department will be ready for me quite that soon.


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That was my thought regarding the state police check. Hope the rest of their work/advice is good. They have been very responsive to questions and filing of documents so far. I figured that I would have enough time to go directly to FBI by sending in prints in early July, given the 11-13 week wait time. Should put me into early October for a reply and I don't expect the Department will be ready for me quite that soon.
Fair enough, just giving you the heads up that you are able to use a channeler too

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Hi Canegirl, I was advised by FBI that they should be ready in a few weeks, hopefully middle of July. But the State (Florida) ones haven't come back yet. Guess I just need to be patient.
You must be celebrating right now!! What a relief it must be 😀
Hi Ms. Gemini,

I was wondering how you got in contact with regards to the wait time for your FBI clearance? They received my application last Aug 21st so if the wait time is about 12 weeks, I should be hearing back from them around November? Is that right? Thanks! :-)


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Hi Manlag, I believe the FBI processing time is taking up to 16 weeks. Ours submitted April 14 and back in hand July 8. Others have used Channelers and got result quicker. But not sure if that makes overall processing time any better. As far as calling, I think I phoned their processing centre in Virginia and they were quite helpful.
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Hi Ms. Gemini, I was wondering how you got in contact with regards to the wait time for your FBI clearance? They received my application last Aug 21st so if the wait time is about 12 weeks, I should be hearing back from them around November? Is that right? Thanks! :-)
Use a channeler!

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I also strongly suggest using a channeler as it only took 1 week to get ours back. However, you can only use one of the three recommended channelers if you are a US Citizen or permanent resident, otherwise you'll need to go directly through the FBI.

Here is an excerpt from the "soon to be allocated" e-mail we received:

**Please note that obtaining an Identity History Summary Check from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently taking 12 weeks or more. As such, we strongly encourage you to apply for an FBI check immediately.

Police checks for everyone included in the visa application who is 16 years of age or older:
• an AFP Check for anyone who has spent a cumulative total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16 years of age
• police certificates from each country in which anyone in your application has spent a cumulative total of 12 months or more in the past 10 years since turning 16 years of age.

• FBI clearance (US citizens and US permanent residents only): please obtain an “Identity History Summary Check” issued by one of the following Department-approved FBI channelers:
National Background Check, Inc.
National Credit Reporting
Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC

NOTE: We DO NOT accept FBI clearances from any other channelers other than the ones listed above.
FBI clearance (non-US citizens or permanent residents): please obtain an “Identity History Summary Check” issued by the FBI. The current processing time is 14-16 weeks.

NOTE: Channelers CANNOT process Identity History Summary Checks for applicants that are not US Citizens or Permanent Residents

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• State police records for any state in which you have lived for 3 months or more in the last 12 months.


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