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Old 06-14-2019, 04:24 PM
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Could you add me to that list? Submitted 300 on Aug 7th 2018. Did medicals in Jan 2019, got request for police checks in Feb. Still just waiting. We are using an agent. Thanx 😊
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January 2018*
Salmon1411 (309): granted July 6 2018
Ozbound3 (309/100): granted 12 April 2019
Ash22 (300): Granted November 20 2018
Kayj (309): grant 15 January 2019

March 2018
JaneoOz (309/100) granted 31 May 2019
Katemdf (309/100): granted 12 March 2019
Watever16 (309)
Paigey0110 (309): granted 8 March 2019
Tony121 (309): granted 14 March 2019, via Santiago consulate
Alf2018: granted 12 March 2019

April 2018*(309 processing time was 10 / 13 months)
YankeeAussie (300): granted 20 March 2019
Pyrite (300): granted 5 February 2019
BeeBee2 (309/100): granted 13 March 2019
esiyah (309): granted 21 March 2019
KTE711 (309): grant 21 March 2019

May 2018*(309 processing time was 12 / 16 months)
Carcrashearts (309/100) granted 30 May 2019
May88 (300): granted 25 March 2019
wembacr

June 2018*(309 processing time was 13 / 18 months)
Wazza100
aussieinamurka (309/100)

August 2018
Luvv72 (300) - RFI February 2019

September 2018*
Nyctombe (309)

November 2018
LWaiting (309/100)


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Old 06-19-2019, 02:13 PM
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Hey everyone - does anyone have any good news to share? Seems like DC may be at a halt again!


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We received a request for more evidence yesterday! Hurrah!!

But the request is kind of weird. It said that we had to go through a channeler for our police checks (couldn't go directly through the FBI)--and specified that it had to be one of four channelers, we couldn't pick any of the ones listed on the FBI page. (We have one 20mins from our home, so it's fine, but still... seems weird!) Then it only requested the police checks for the applicant, not for the sponsor. (I'm going to get both done, just to be sure.) Then it provided URLs for the country-specific instructions to obtain a police clearance and also for the processing times for the FBI channelers, and neither of those were correct URLs. Obviously we can find the correct sites ourselves, but it just seemed bizarre that the information was incorrect (twice!) coming from the Department of Home Affairs.

But oh well... our application is being processed! Very excited to see some progress for the June 2018 applicants.

Any advice for where to attach these documents in ImmiAccount? Do we just pick the category that seems most appropriate and trust that they'll see the newly uploaded documents?


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Old 06-19-2019, 02:41 PM
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We received a request for more evidence yesterday! Hurrah!!

But the request is kind of weird. It said that we had to go through a channeler for our police checks (couldn't go directly through the FBI)--and specified that it had to be one of four channelers, we couldn't pick any of the ones listed on the FBI page. (We have one 20mins from our home, so it's fine, but still... seems weird!) Then it only requested the police checks for the applicant, not for the sponsor. (I'm going to get both done, just to be sure.) Then it provided URLs for the country-specific instructions to obtain a police clearance and also for the processing times for the FBI channelers, and neither of those were correct URLs. Obviously we can find the correct sites ourselves, but it just seemed bizarre that the information was incorrect (twice!) coming from the Department of Home Affairs.

But oh well... our application is being processed! Very excited to see some progress for the June 2018 applicants.

Any advice for where to attach these documents in ImmiAccount? Do we just pick the category that seems most appropriate and trust that they'll see the newly uploaded documents?
Another weird thing: for the state police checks, the letter referred me specifically to a specific website:

State-wide police clearance from each State of residence in the USA during the last 12 months. This request is in addition to the FBI check and relates to your State records as opposed to Federal records. You can apply for your State police check at: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/Dp...iminalHistory/

But this website only requires me to enter my name and birthdate, and then comes back with a results page saying "zero hits." No fingerprints required, and the only evidence I could provide of the lack of criminal history would be a screenshot of the search results. The place I was *planning* on going for state police checks is here: https://www.am22tech.com/usa/pcc/tex...ice-clearance/. This place requires fingerprinting, *specifically* says it's required by Australian immigration for police checks, and provides a notarized document with the results. Seems way more official to me... but should I just trust what was on the immigration letter? I'm super confused right now. Is there any way to contact my CO to ask a question?


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Old 06-19-2019, 02:43 PM
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We received a request for more evidence yesterday! Hurrah!!

But the request is kind of weird. It said that we had to go through a channeler for our police checks (couldn't go directly through the FBI)--and specified that it had to be one of four channelers, we couldn't pick any of the ones listed on the FBI page. (We have one 20mins from our home, so it's fine, but still... seems weird!) Then it only requested the police checks for the applicant, not for the sponsor. (I'm going to get both done, just to be sure.) Then it provided URLs for the country-specific instructions to obtain a police clearance and also for the processing times for the FBI channelers, and neither of those were correct URLs. Obviously we can find the correct sites ourselves, but it just seemed bizarre that the information was incorrect (twice!) coming from the Department of Home Affairs.

But oh well... our application is being processed! Very excited to see some progress for the June 2018 applicants.

Any advice for where to attach these documents in ImmiAccount? Do we just pick the category that seems most appropriate and trust that they'll see the newly uploaded documents?
Hoooooraaaaayyyy!

That’s so weird - seems dodgy and like nobody really knows what’s going on. We used Accurate Biometrics for our checks, and they were super fast. Well worth the high cost. Not sure if they’re near you?

I can’t help with uploading, since we used a lawyer and I have never seen the backend of the site. I’d gather you can upload them wherever they fit best, then follow up with your RFI to let them know it’s sorted. Our lawyer told us that each time something is added, home affairs will see when and what on their side, regardless of where it’s filed.

Hopefully they’ll get the checks and shoot over a grant, with the end of the financial year soon approaching, we may see some grants!


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Old 06-19-2019, 10:14 PM
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aussieinamurka, did you get the links from here? Because these four channeler links work fine for me. Also, it's odd that you can't get it directly through the FBI and must use a channeler as it's usually the other way around. Also, channelers used to be more beneficial as for a higher price, you could get the background check faster, but now the FBI offers the same speed in service for a much cheaper price if you submit electronically. But if you still use a channeler, there is no need to go to an office at all. I mailed my prints and form in and got the result emailed back to me within a week. The prints I got taken on a fingerprint card at my local police station.

As for the TX check, if the CO linked you to the online check system, then I would just upload the screenshot. If the DPS offers a hard copy check (I couldn't find one at a glance), then order that one but I wouldn't bother with third party companies as I would assume immigration wants them straight from the state.

For state checks in general, it doesn't matter about the fingerprints. Some states will issue background checks without requiring them, others do require them. My state didn't so I just sent a check, application, and name and SSN to get the background check.


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aussieinamurka, did you get the links from here? Because these four channeler links work fine for me. Also, it's odd that you can't get it directly through the FBI and must use a channeler as it's usually the other way around. Also, channelers used to be more beneficial as for a higher price, you could get the background check faster, but now the FBI offers the same speed in service for a much cheaper price if you submit electronically. But if you still use a channeler, there is no need to go to an office at all. I mailed my prints and form in and got the result emailed back to me within a week. The prints I got taken on a fingerprint card at my local police station.

As for the TX check, if the CO linked you to the online check system, then I would just upload the screenshot. If the DPS offers a hard copy check (I couldn't find one at a glance), then order that one but I wouldn't bother with third party companies as I would assume immigration wants them straight from the state.

For state checks in general, it doesn't matter about the fingerprints. Some states will issue background checks without requiring them, others do require them. My state didn't so I just sent a check, application, and name and SSN to get the background check.
Yes, I realized after I'd written this that the four channelers identified were the four mentioned on that page. So that makes sense! The wording of the letter is still odd in that it implies you *must* use a channeler, but I'm not too worried about it. We're getting fingerprints done at the channeler in about 2 hours, so I'm just going to go with them and be done with it.

I called the Texas police department directly. They said that the criminal history search and the fingerprinted police check have similar purposes, but the fingerprint is more accurate if you have a common name, which my husband does. The third party I found is their contracted electronic fingerprinter, so I'm going to get that done and the name search just to be sure.


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Old 06-24-2019, 07:14 PM
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January 2018*
Salmon1411 (309): granted July 6 2018
Ozbound3 (309/100): granted 12 April 2019
Ash22 (300): Granted November 20 2018
Kayj (309): grant 15 January 2019

March 2018
JaneoOz (309/100) granted 31 May 2019
Katemdf (309/100): granted 12 March 2019
Watever16 (309)
Paigey0110 (309): granted 8 March 2019
Tony121 (309): granted 14 March 2019, via Santiago consulate
Alf2018: granted 12 March 2019

April 2018*(309 processing time was 10 / 13 months)
YankeeAussie (300): granted 20 March 2019
Pyrite (300): granted 5 February 2019
BeeBee2 (309/100): granted 13 March 2019
esiyah (309): granted 21 March 2019
KTE711 (309): grant 21 March 2019

May 2018*(309 processing time was 12 / 16 months)
Carcrashearts (309/100) granted 30 May 2019
May88 (300): granted 25 March 2019
wembacr

June 2018*(309 processing time was 13 / 18 months)
Wazza100
aussieinamurka (309/100)

August 2018
Luvv72 (300) - RFI February 2019

September 2018*
Nyctombe (309)

November 2018
LWaiting (309/100)
Please add me to the list - Filed March 2019, no agent. Did police check in April 2019 and Medicals in June 2019 without a RFI. No contact from a Case Officer yet.

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Old 06-27-2019, 09:57 AM
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You can also add me too. Submitted April 2019 through an agent. Only sponsor police check supplied so far.


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Old 06-27-2019, 02:52 PM
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March 2018
JaneoOz (309/100) granted 31 May 2019
Katemdf (309/100): granted 12 March 2019
Watever16 (309)
Paigey0110 (309): granted 8 March 2019
Tony121 (309): granted 14 March 2019, via Santiago consulate
Alf2018: granted 12 March 2019

April 2018*(309 processing time was 10 / 13 months)
YankeeAussie (300): granted 20 March 2019
Pyrite (300): granted 5 February 2019
BeeBee2 (309/100): granted 13 March 2019
esiyah (309): granted 21 March 2019
KTE711 (309): grant 21 March 2019

May 2018*(309 processing time was 12 / 16 months)
Carcrashearts (309/100) granted 30 May 2019
May88 (300): granted 25 March 2019
wembacr

June 2018*(309 processing time was 13 / 18 months)
Wazza100
aussieinamurka (309/100)

August 2018
Luvv72 (300) - RFI February 2019

September 2018*
Nyctombe (309)

November 2018
LWaiting (309/100)

March 2019
WA_Wannabe (309)

April 2019
lv85


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