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Old 08-23-2017, 04:00 PM
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My wife and I both got FBI and State police checks yesterday. Not sure if we both need them but damned if I am going to be held up any longer than is already the case!


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My wife and I both got FBI and State police checks yesterday. Not sure if we both need them but damned if I am going to be held up any longer than is already the case!
Better to be safe than delayed I also applied for a FBI check just in case they'll request it. Still waiting for that one, sent in the fingerprints in the beginning of June. How many weeks did it take for you guys to get the FBI check back?

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We paid one of the FBI approved channelers which gets you an official report in like 10 days as opposed to 10-12 weeks. Our thinking was that given we are almost 9 month in for our application wait, if we were to get the request tomorrow it would be better to have it ready soon as opposed to almost 3 more months from now!


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My wife and I both got FBI and State police checks yesterday. Not sure if we both need them but damned if I am going to be held up any longer than is already the case!
Better to be safe than delayed I also applied for a FBI check just in case they'll request it. Still waiting for that one, sent in the fingerprints in the beginning of June. How many weeks did it take for you guys to get the FBI check back?
Hi swede!

My husband applied from NY, his state police check was pretty quick - like a week. The FBI check took around 3 months for him to receive them in the mail. It was definitely a longer wait than the state check xx


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Thanks bcandm and Rogers - Yeah the state check is pretty quick *. As a non-american/non green card holder I couldn't apply through a channeller so that's why I have to wait longer, like you Rogers. Hopefully it will be done in the coming weeks. Would be good to be able to submit it quickly as possible in case they request it.


*In New York: 10 days to receive Certificate of Good Conduct from the NYPD. Instantly received the Criminal Record Search file by the NY State Office of Court via email after payment of the fee (68$).

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Old 08-23-2017, 09:50 PM
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Florida state police check took me over a month so not all state police checks are quick. Then again, FL isn't much good at anything except as a tourist spot!


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A lot has happened in the last week!

I knew as soon as my wife and I got our FBI and California state police checks in motion the immigration department would get in touch. Applied on Tuesday - got an email on Friday!

As it turns out, they DO want FBI and state police checks for my wife AND me. I've been in the country since the start of 2008. They also want an Australian Federal Police check for me. That has been applied for and a physical copy is on the way via snail male.

The other questions they asked was about our newborn son. He was born after we applied but before a decision was made and I thought that meant he would be automatically included in the application (after sending through one of those "change in circumstance" forms). I think I was right about him being included in the application via that way but what I didn't expect is for our newborn to need a medical check just like his mum. We're taking care of that next week.

Once all that stuff is submitted I think they'll be able to make a decision pretty quickly!

As a recap, we applied early December and didn't hear a single word until last Friday. Assuming we get approved in the next week or so, that's 9 months total wait for the DC office.


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Old 08-29-2017, 04:02 AM
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Yeah, we heard something this morning too. We applied PMV 11th Dec. They are requesting a police check for me (sponsor). Did they request them things off you? Im wondering if all they want is my police check or if they are just 'approving' me first then moving onto the PMV.

I'm curious to see if anyone has had several different requests with things for sponsor and applicant or if its all been on the same email.

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It seems like they wanted FBI and State police checks from both of us and were going to review without regard for the order. We applied for the 309 not PMV as we've been married 2.5 years.

I think the email we got was pretty customized to our situation. It was an email Friday and we sent an email back with a bit of an update and a question and then received a call this morning. Our case officer was super friendly, which was cool.

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It seems like they wanted FBI and State police checks from both of us and were going to review without regard for the order. We applied for the 309 not PMV as we've been married 2.5 years.

I think the email we got was pretty customized to our situation. It was an email Friday and we sent an email back with a bit of an update and a question and then received a call this morning. Our case officer was super friendly, which was cool.
Great that things are moving along Quick question, did they tell you they were going to call when they sent the email?

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