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Old 10-27-2010, 01:26 PM
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Is your address in the US or overseas?
I live in Brooklyn, New York. Are you waiting for your's overseas?


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I live in Brooklyn, New York. Are you waiting for your's overseas?
yes, i'm in Oz right now. My friend said he received his in 2 weeks after credit card was charged and that was just regular mail. 2 weeks is tomorrow for me, still no news.

Will probably follow-up on monday. I used fedex option which means I should receive it earlier


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I finally received it today. 2 weeks after being charged. It's just the same with my friend. Can I open the envelope to check the fbi clearance contents? My agent said it must be sealed.


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Old 10-29-2010, 05:09 AM
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As far as I know, you are NOT supposed to open the resutls. If you do, they could become invalid and therefore useless, and you don't want that after all the time it took to get them. If your agent said they have to be sealed, then do what the agent says


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I thought it was just medical results that were supposed to be left sealed if indeed a medical practice does not send them off direct.





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As far as I know, you are NOT supposed to open the resutls. If you do, they could become invalid and therefore useless, and you don't want that after all the time it took to get them. If your agent said they have to be sealed, then do what the agent says
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I thought it was just medical results that were supposed to be left sealed if indeed a medical practice does not send them off direct.
That's what I thought too, Wanderer. Aussiegirl, why would it be ok to have the Oz police clearance opened but not the FBI one? The same with other countries that I requested police clearance from. Why is FBI different?

I was surprised when my agent said that especially when all the other police certificates were open. I'm just curious as to why.


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My original reply was based on what I'd seen in a few cases from people saying that they had to hand in sealed police checks. I'm not just talking about only ones from the FBI, but all checks in general. It may have been because like in your case, an agent told them to keep it sealed, a request from their CO, or the police station supplying the prints for the FBI check wanting the FBI records to be sent them first before giving them to the applicant (for what reason I'm not sure).

After posting my last reply, I thought about it a bit more and realised it would seem a little strange if the PCs had to be sealed in all cases. PCs in foreign languages have to be officially translated into English, therefore meaning the original envelope has to be opened.

I'm not an expert in immigration law, so if you really want to know the answer maybe asking your agent for a reason, or going direclty to DIAC would clear it up. There seems to be big differences in the way each agent, CO and DIAC office processes these visas and what one requests, the other may not.

If you find a definite answer. let us know


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That's what I thought too, Wanderer. Aussiegirl, why would it be ok to have the Oz police clearance opened but not the FBI one? The same with other countries that I requested police clearance from. Why is FBI different?

I was surprised when my agent said that especially when all the other police certificates were open. I'm just curious as to why.
Did anyone seek out more information?

I'm expecting my results any day now. I was planning to open the envelop so that I could make sure it wasn't returned as "inadequate/poor fingerprints" or something similar. I wouldn't want to forward the rejected fingerprint card!


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Did anyone seek out more information?

I'm expecting my results any day now. I was planning to open the envelop so that I could make sure it wasn't returned as "inadequate/poor fingerprints" or something similar. I wouldn't want to forward the rejected fingerprint card!
Sorry for the double post, but I just reread the relevant section in the Partner Migration handbook published by the DIAC. Regarding police checks on page 21, it says "You must provide the department with originals of police checks. These will generally not be returned to you, so you should make copies for your own records."

Seems very clear that you should open the envelopes and make copies!


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The FBI sent the records inside sealed individual envelopes inside a bigger Fedex envelope. My agent said do not open so I can't make copies

No notification if there was incomplete data, unacceptable fingerprints, etc. Agent said from experience that it should just contain the normal - no criminal history information/clean record.

Question, what is the use of a copy if originals are required?


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