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How long did you wait for your US FBI clearance?


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Old 12-22-2009, 03:30 PM
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How long did you wait for your US FBI clearance?

I was wondering how long any American citizens had to wait on their FBI clearance? Mainly because I am worried mine never made it there.

The ONE time I forget to send it certified, though I could be mistaken and have sent it certified but misplaced the receipt, I think it got lost. I used the Automated Postal Center at the post office...which was a mistake. I sent a package to immigration from the same center, it was certified for sure, and it got lost. I called the FBI to see if they could tell me if I was at least in the system and they said processing times are 8-10 weeks and they wouldn't know until it had been processed. I thought I could tell if they recieved it by checking to see if the money had been withdrawn, but nope...she said that happens when they process it.

I am scared to wait the 8-10 weeks to find out they didn't recieve it and have to wait an additional 8-10 weeks when I send in a new one. I wonder should I just send in a new request anyway? We were really hoping to have our visa by Feb.
So any past experiences with the waiting times for FBI clearance in the US would be appreciated


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Old 12-22-2009, 07:42 PM
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I don't have any experience with FBI certification but it's hard to understand that they don't have some sort of log to check if it's been received or not.
As I know how hard it is to wait I would send another application just in case, you don't want to wait all that time and then have to submit and wait again........strange how some of these places are managed

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Old 12-23-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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Funny...Sounds like an efficient government to me. Sorry mate, I feel your pain.


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that sucks hun-- i didnt get any confirmation that mine was received, but i did get it back on the exact date that I had asked for on the letter.

If you are past that date, then send another one if youre really worried and just asked for it to be rushed and cite immigration as the reason you need it.

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Hi again,

I sent my FBI police forms and fingerprints in Nov 09. It arrived Nov 29th and was signed for and I still don't have it back. It has not been processed despite the Dec 09 immigration deadline on the application. I was told that they will do their best to process but they have thousands of applications a day. I submitted my spouse visa in August 09 and I am still waiting for just this report as extra information. It's extremely frustrating especially as I am not even American.

There isn't a lot you can do. It seems that the waiting time is 3 months or more....


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Old 02-09-2010, 12:07 AM
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Hi again,

I sent my FBI police forms and fingerprints in Nov 09. It arrived Nov 29th and was signed for and I still don't have it back. It has not been processed despite the Dec 09 immigration deadline on the application. I was told that they will do their best to process but they have thousands of applications a day. I submitted my spouse visa in August 09 and I am still waiting for just this report as extra information. It's extremely frustrating especially as I am not even American.

There isn't a lot you can do. It seems that the waiting time is 3 months or more....
Thanks for the info. Luckily, they deducted the money today and when I called they said they would be mailing it out tomorrow. I am planning on over-nighting it to my CO because they said they are ready to grant the visa once I get it to them. So it ended up taking 9 weeks...which they said 8-10 at the FBI so I can't complain.


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Old 02-09-2010, 12:14 AM
 
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When did you send the application for the FBI report?


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Old 02-09-2010, 12:21 AM
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I can't remember when I mailed them, but they received them Dec 10th 09...one day before the australian gov't got my application. I thought they lost it, but she said 8-10 weeks is standard processing time. If you call them they can check to make sure you are in the system, but they don't give much more info than that


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Old 02-11-2010, 10:34 PM
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really interesting,
when i sent my fingerprint form i received my police clearance after 2 weeks, eventhough i am living Turkey, like 15.000 km away...


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Old 04-07-2010, 04:07 AM
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I sent mine 'overnight' and it arrived 4 days later!

Can someone post the number to call and check on the status of a request? It has been 3 weeks now and my request for return date has passed.

Cheers.


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