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Old 08-27-2018, 06:47 PM
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We just got our first contact from immi this morning (other than the seemingly automated "progressing" email). They want my (sponsor's) US state background check. I had submitted federal but hadn't read anything saying they'd want the state level too. I guess it's probably since I've been in the US so long.

I'm really mad at myself for not submitting it earlier "just in case", and also worried that we've been put back on the bottom of a pile now. I've seen a lot of people waiting a good 2 months or more after they submit additional information. My work contract expires in two months...

But I guess it's good news for the bunch of us overall as it means the US 309s are being worked on!

P.S. The letterhead does say Australian Embassy, Washington.
On the website, you can look up police clearance information and requirements for each country. The US one explains how to get the appropriate FBI one (such as approved channelers) and that a state one is required.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about...-locations/usa

Scroll down to Police Check and click United States of America.

"'FBI Identity History Summary' issued by the FBI or an approved channeler and a State Police Clearance for each State in which you have lived for at least 3 months for the last 12 months."

You certainly don't go to the back of the queue. Some people get grants within hours of submitting required info.


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On the website, you can look up police clearance information and requirements for each country. The US one explains how to get the appropriate FBI one (such as approved channelers) and that a state one is required.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about...-locations/usa

Scroll down to Police Check and click United States of America.

"'FBI Identity History Summary' issued by the FBI or an approved channeler and a State Police Clearance for each State in which you have lived for at least 3 months for the last 12 months."

You certainly don't go to the back of the queue. Some people get grants within hours of submitting required info.
I thought that was for the applicant though? On the 309 visa page, the sponsor documents police clearance section just says "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." Since that said nothing about state I thought I was fine. But I guess the police clearances section you linked overrides mine? It'd be nice if the page I linked would direct to the page you linked. Oh, well.

Thanks for the reassurance regarding the queue after info is requested. I guess it's a mixed bag, like so much else!

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Yeah, it's for anyone that requires a police clearance from the USA, sponsor included. They expect you to go to the police clearance section of that country for information on what clearances you need.

The website is terrible.


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Forgive my ignorance.... I thought PMV was sent in directly and not through Washington? What am I missing here? I am just starting the process and dont want to get anything wrong. I have an IMMI account and been uploading.
What do you mean by "directly?" You application will be processed where you lodged it from. Did you lodge onshore or offshore?


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Hi all - wanted to let you know we applied on July 25, 2017 for 309 in the USA. No word yet and we did not receive the progress email that others have mentioned they have gotten. Thought this might be helpful for those tracking timelines like we are. Good luck to all!!
Hi! I also applied the exact same date as you in the US. We got our progress email on July 25th 2018 (exactly one year after submission) but havenít heard anything else. I called the immigration office to get a better understanding about what the email meant and they wouldnít give me a straight answer. Basically all they said is that it is a new auto email they set up to inform applicants that the application was still processing since the processing times have increased so drastically. So I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Iím not sure the email is actually signifiying any real progress. Anyway, I was wondering if you have since received the automated email and, if so, what date? And if you have received any good news yet? Fingers crossed!


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Gosh, I didn't realize my husband as the sponsor has to do police/fbi checks too! I'll get right on that!


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What do you mean by "directly?" You application will be processed where you lodged it from. Did you lodge onshore or offshore?
I am lodging offshore


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It’s gone quiet again. Anyone heard of grants coming from Washington lately? I’ve seen a handful come through on Facebook but no Americans that I’ve noticed...
We just got our first contact from immi this morning (other than the seemingly automated "progressing" email). They want my (sponsor's) US state background check. I had submitted federal but hadn't read anything saying they'd want the state level too. I guess it's probably since I've been in the US so long.

I'm really mad at myself for not submitting it earlier "just in case", and also worried that we've been put back on the bottom of a pile now. I've seen a lot of people waiting a good 2 months or more after they submit additional information. My work contract expires in two months...

But I guess it's good news for the bunch of us overall as it means the US 309s are being worked on!

P.S. The letterhead does say Australian Embassy, Washington.
We had our first contact yesterday. 14 months and 1 day since we lodged our application. Status has now changed from “received” to “initial assessment”.

We are in the same situation as they asked for my partners state police check. We had provided FBI but must’ve missed the state check of which we annoyingly need 2 states.

Question. My partner is currently with me in Australia. We are traveling around on holiday and he is on an ESTA visa. He is booked to go home at the start of October. Does anyone know if it’s possible to get a US police check done in Australia, it requires fingerprints? We’d love to apply for it ASAP. We don’t want to have to wait another month to apply or be forced to change his flight and cut our holiday short just for this one requirement.

Huge relief to finally receive anything from IMMI. I almost cried when I saw the email!!


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We had our first contact yesterday. 14 months and 1 day since we lodged our application. Status has now changed from “received” to “initial assessment”.

We are in the same situation as they asked for my partners state police check. We had provided FBI but must’ve missed the state check of which we annoyingly need 2 states.

Question. My partner is currently with me in Australia. We are traveling around on holiday and he is on an ESTA visa. He is booked to go home at the start of October. Does anyone know if it’s possible to get a US police check done in Australia, it requires fingerprints? We’d love to apply for it ASAP. We don’t want to have to wait another month to apply or be forced to change his flight and cut our holiday short just for this one requirement.

Huge relief to finally receive anything from IMMI. I almost cried when I saw the email!!
Are you asking about the state checks being done from Oz? Most states shouldn't require fingerprints so start there by researching it. Mine just required a form and a check mailed in.

Prob best to get it sent to a friend or family member in the US as mail can take a long time to get across. Just have them scan in color and email you the PDF then upload from here.


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Are you asking about the state checks being done from Oz? Most states shouldn't require fingerprints so start there by researching it. Mine just required a form and a check mailed in.

Prob best to get it sent to a friend or family member in the US as mail can take a long time to get across. Just have them scan in color and email you the PDF then upload from here.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the reply. Yes the state police checks. I’m not sure what states don’t require fingerprints but we need checks for California and Kentucky and they both do unfortunately. Thankfully I’ve managed to book an appointment to have fingerprints taken by the police here on Monday.

He needs to have 2 sets taken and we need to mail each to that states police department. They need to be originals. They will then mail the clearance back. Seems we can do it from Australia but not electronically. With all this snail mail it’s not going to be quick but hopefully he will have his visa and be able to come back to Australia for good very soon. Relieved that this was all we had to provide and this last check is really just a formality!!


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