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Old 03-15-2018, 12:06 PM
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Hello all,

I submitted my 309 application at the beginning of January this year. I am Canadian/British and my husband is Australian. Both our kids are Australian citizens. We live in the US right now, so our application will be processed in Washington I think.

From what I am reading it seems like Washington is either at or longer than the posted processing time of 11-15 months, would you agree? I have already submitted all police checks and completed my medical.

I have other questions but will follow up later Thanks and I look forward to waiting with you!
I also applied in January so it will be interesting to watch your progress on here. I really hope it's a bit shorter than 11-15 months.

I recently read through this whole forum and noticed the visa grants came in groups as well. Hopefully they grant a bunch of people soon and continue the trend. The processing time definitely seems to have slowed down significantly from a couple years ago unfortunately.

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Out of curiosity, did you submit FBI and state police checks for you and for your sponsor? Plus any other countries that apply.
Thanks for your response - I hope it is shorter!

I have submitted all police checks and medicals for me. According to the sponsor application police checks are not required, only to be provided upon request. So I haven't done any for my husband.


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Thanks for your response - I hope it is shorter!

I have submitted all police checks and medicals for me. According to the sponsor application police checks are not required, only to be provided upon request. So I haven't done any for my husband.
Only asking because a lot of US applicants seem to not realize that they needed state checks as well.

Interesting that it says they aren't required for the sponsor as the immigration website states otherwise. Let us know if he gets the request or not so we know for future reference, please!

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Old 03-15-2018, 01:21 PM
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Thanks for your response - I hope it is shorter!

I have submitted all police checks and medicals for me. According to the sponsor application police checks are not required, only to be provided upon request. So I haven't done any for my husband.
we submitted both mine and hubby (sponsor) just in case as we didn't want to have more delays per se. We were trying to front load them when I was contacted to submit my police check.

He contacted Ottawa to find out if he needed one and was told if he couldn't get one from Australia it was best to get it with the RCMP here in Canada.

But let me explain that hubby though dual citizen (Aus/Can) has not lived in Australia since child. Hence Ottawa telling him he would be required to submit one from RCMP.

hope this helps.

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Hi SwedeinNYC, it’s really tough waiting to hear from them. We at 11 months and have had no contact yet. I’m sure you will hear soon - They have had bad weather up that way too, not that that’s a factor but you never know. We have called Ottawa twice and got the generic response each time. You however may get a different response seeing as you have a CO? Is it an option to call the embassy or CO directly if you have a CO? Hope you guys hear soon!
Thanks Mattsfoot, I think many factors can affect things, if it’s weather or if people get sick. Unfortunately it’s impossible to know. I’ll try to stay patient and hope for the best

The communication via email has worked well so far and I don’t think there is a way of calling them directly. The email is not sent directly the CO either. Emails are sent to a general email address and are then forwarded to the respective CO.

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Thanks SwedeinNYC, good to know!


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According to the website,

"Police certificates:

Australian National Police Certificate


Sponsors must provide an Australian Police Certificate or proof (email confirmation or receipt) that they have applied for a National Police Check if the sponsor has spent a total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16.

We accept only a Complete Disclosure National Police Certificate issued by the Australian Federal Police. We will not accept Standard Disclosure certificates or National Police Certificates issued by your state’s police.

Overseas police certificates

If the sponsor has spent a total of 12 months or more outside Australia since turning 16, they must also provide a police certificate from any country, including their home country, that they spent a total of 12 or more months in the last 10 years."

So that would explain why your sponsor didn't need an AFP, cegor.

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According to the website,

"Police certificates:

Australian National Police Certificate


Sponsors must provide an Australian Police Certificate or proof (email confirmation or receipt) that they have applied for a National Police Check if the sponsor has spent a total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16.

We accept only a Complete Disclosure National Police Certificate issued by the Australian Federal Police. We will not accept Standard Disclosure certificates or National Police Certificates issued by your state’s police.

Overseas police certificates

If the sponsor has spent a total of 12 months or more outside Australia since turning 16, they must also provide a police certificate from any country, including their home country, that they spent a total of 12 or more months in the last 10 years."

So that would explain why your sponsor didn't need an AFP, cegor.
Thanks once again @skybluebrewer. Thank goodness I signed on here to learn about this. We are going to go ahead and do all the police checks for my husband and probably re-do mine since some are already pushing 6 months old.

Question for anyone about the AFP check - there is a fingerprint option and a non-fingerprint option. It's not totally clear but I don't think I need the fingerprint option. Any experience with this?


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Question for anyone about the AFP check - there is a fingerprint option and a non-fingerprint option. It's not totally clear but I don't think I need the fingerprint option. Any experience with this?
I hope someone with AFP experience gives you feedback.

As for us....we were told both sponsor and myself had to have fingerprints done by the RCMP here in Canada.

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Thanks @cegor. I was at university in Canada so I had to get my RCMP clearance as well, and I remember doing fingerprints. The AFP one looks a little different......

BTW congrats on your visa - just saw your signature!!!!

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