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Old 06-13-2017, 07:32 PM
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I did not. I don't think any documents need to be notarized for online submissions.

Just make sure you follow their directions and use one of the department-approved FBI channelers:
  • National Background Check, Inc.
  • National Credit Reporting
  • Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC
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State Police checks are fairly straightforward. FBI background checks can be obtained immediately. It took about two weeks for my State Police report.
Thanks for your reply. I applied for both of them just in case. Picking up my NY police check on Friday, so that was quick compared to the FBI one which will take another 8-10 weeks according to current estimates. At the time of application, back on Nov 2016, I had only been living in the US for 5 months. By now it's been a little over a year and I just want to be prepared in case they ask for it.

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After nine years marriage and living in the States, my wife (sponsor) just moved back to Australia yesterday. We intended to wait until my visa was granted before either of us moved to Oz, but after 6 months of unemployment and no (US) job offers, my wife applies to one job in Australia and gets a 6 figure salary and asked to start in two weeks lol. It has been quite a whirlwind since. I hope I have the same luck as her when I start looking for work in Oz.

I just hit the 10 month wait mark. I sure hope I get the visa soon
Hope you hear something soon. Do you have US nationality?

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SwedeInNYC,

Yes, I am American. I think that is why I could get the fast turnover of FBI finger prints.

They will require a local/state police background check as well. It is good you're getting that done early.

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I did not. I don't think any documents need to be notarized for online submissions.

Just make sure you follow their directions and use one of the department-approved FBI channelers:
  • National Background Check, Inc.
  • National Credit Reporting
  • Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC
  • Accurate Biometrics
State Police checks are fairly straightforward. FBI background checks can be obtained immediately. It took about two weeks for my State Police report.
Where does one find State Police records. I searched for NY state and it seemed that the form was for specific incidents as opposed to a general overview.


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TGNY,

Pennsylvania is pretty straight forward. I got my police background check directly from their website. It appears NY isn't as easy. Check to see if there are any department approved FBI channelers close to you. They can probably run the state police check as well--they can in PA, not sure about NY.

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Where does one find State Police records. I searched for NY state and it seemed that the form was for specific incidents as opposed to a general overview.
Each state is different. In Florida I just needed to print the application and send it in with a check. No fingerprints needed.

Here's what I found for you in NY: Criminal History Records, Background Checks - NY DCJS

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Hi everyone, quick question for those of you who submitted a FBI background check and state police check. Did you get these notarized or certified in any form before uploading it to the application?
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Nope. If you're applying online, original colour scans are acceptable without certification. If applying via post, original police checks need to be sent so still no certification needed.


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Thanks for your replies Skyblewbrewer and Res12345 - it's helpful to know how others have done it. I'm picking up my Certificate of (Good) Conduct from the NYPD office tomorrow.
Thanks for the link, to be on the safe side I will look into what's required for the criminal history record check for the NY state.
(Additional note: Was actually able to order a criminal records check online from the New York State Office Court of Administration, it cost 65 $ and they send the report electronically right away - so that was easy and quick in case anyone else is looking into that living in NY)

The FBI check will take another 8-10 weeks.

No CO has requested this information yet I just want to be prepared in case they do.

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TGNY,

Pennsylvania is pretty straight forward. I got my police background check directly from their website. It appears NY isn't as easy. Check to see if there are any department approved FBI channelers close to you. They can probably run the state police check as well--they can in PA, not sure about NY.
I got mine via this page via direct access ( first paragraph under "Procedures"). You create an account and pay 65 $ for a criminal record search. I received an email right away that they had completed the search, so it was very quick.
Hoping it was the right kind of check...I'm getting used to things taking several weeks and months to get, so when something is quick and easy I always get suspicious, haha.

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Res12345,
We applied the day before you for a partner visa for my husband, on August 8, 2016. Married 21 years. We received an additional information request on May 20 for a copy of my drivers license, and now the sponsor part of our application shows as approved. No word since. We submitted everything upfront including medical and police clearance. No caseworker has been assigned. Fingers crossed we hear something soon.

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