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Old 06-25-2010, 11:23 AM
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Police Clearance from USA

Hi guys..

Need help..

I recently married an Indonesian citizen. My husband lodged his application on the 1st of april this year.

Everything that is needed from jakarta has been submitted. The only document that the embassy is waiting for now is a Police Clearance fron the USA as my husband lived there for 4yrs before. Thats all fine..Until I read the info on how to obtain this. We have to send an application plus fingerprints on a fingerprint card.. a cheque or credit card details to pay for it ($18US) and send to the FBI headquarters in West Virginia...and wait for it..it can take up to 13 weeks!!! and there is no way to find out the status of your application ( this I may be wrong!)

has anyone experienced this? am I just over reacting! I havent seen my husband for 2 months now!!!


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Old 06-25-2010, 01:15 PM
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Hi guys..

Need help..

I recently married an Indonesian citizen. My husband lodged his application on the 1st of april this year.

Everything that is needed from jakarta has been submitted. The only document that the embassy is waiting for now is a Police Clearance fron the USA as my husband lived there for 4yrs before. Thats all fine..Until I read the info on how to obtain this. We have to send an application plus fingerprints on a fingerprint card.. a cheque or credit card details to pay for it ($18US) and send to the FBI headquarters in West Virginia...and wait for it..it can take up to 13 weeks!!! and there is no way to find out the status of your application ( this I may be wrong!)

has anyone experienced this? am I just over reacting! I havent seen my husband for 2 months now!!!
The FBI check is a standard requirement for people who have resided for more than 12 months in the US Kath and yes, I've seen a few posts from people on the forum in regard to the length of time it takes being somewhere of the order you mention.
It is possibly a bit like our ASIO checks and theycan take an awful long time too.





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I mailed my report out on 4/15/2010 and I recieved the results on 5/25/2010. They give people an estimate of three months.

I know two months seem like a long time, but it is worth it in the end. I have not seen my SO in 7 months and it will be another 3-4 months before I see him again. I'd just send out the fingerprints ASAP if I were you! Good luck!


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I mailed my report out on 4/15/2010 and I recieved the results on 5/25/2010. They give people an estimate of three months.

I know two months seem like a long time, but it is worth it in the end. I have not seen my SO in 7 months and it will be another 3-4 months before I see him again. I'd just send out the fingerprints ASAP if I were you! Good luck!
WOW! you got yours pretty quick then.. the only thing im worried about is..them making it hard for us..because my husband is not an american resident..he was there to study..

Did the FBI contact you when they recieved your application?
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WOW! you got yours pretty quick then.. the only thing im worried about is..them making it hard for us..because my husband is not an american resident..he was there to study..

Did the FBI contact you when they recieved your application?
thanks for your reply...
No they did not contact me. I sent it certified mail so once the FBI recieved it I got a notification from the post office.

I don't think it will be difficult for your SO. His application will be processed just like everyone else.


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i sent mine in on Jan. 28th, 2010 from Japan. it was marked as "received" on Feb. 1st, marked as "returned" on Apr. 1st, 2010 and i received the results in Japan on Apr. 7th.

no, they do not contact you upon receiving your application and there is no way of checking the status. you just have to get your application in ASAP and be patient, sadly.

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Hi kath83,

It took ages (just over two months) for the FBI to process my husband's police clearance last year, and we live only a state away in North Carolina. I don't think it matters where you are from, they just process them in the order they receive them. We had to get two extensions from our DIAC case officer because of the length of time it took. The only way we had of checking whether they were doing anything was to keep checking our bank statement to see if they'd taken the money out - once they'd done that, a week later it arrived.

Hopefull it's a good time of year and yours will get processed quickly!


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Hi kath83,

It took ages (just over two months) for the FBI to process my husband's police clearance last year, and we live only a state away in North Carolina. I don't think it matters where you are from, they just process them in the order they receive them. We had to get two extensions from our DIAC case officer because of the length of time it took. The only way we had of checking whether they were doing anything was to keep checking our bank statement to see if they'd taken the money out - once they'd done that, a week later it arrived.

Hopefull it's a good time of year and yours will get processed quickly!
Thanks for the info.. yes I hope mine does get processed quickly!!


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Over 3 months for my FBI clearance

I really thought I would be proactive on getting my FBI clearance - I knew I'd be in the US in October 2009 (I was lodging my 309/100 application in April 2010), so I got fingerprints done at my local sheriff's office, and mailed them in around October 18, 2009.

They said if you needed to expedite the clearance, to please say so on the forms. I was going to be back in the US during the Christmas holidays, so I asked for the forms back by December 26th, which was two months.

I got my results in February, after sending a letter of inquiry in January. It is now taking AT LEAST 3 MONTHS for most people. When I go from my temp to my permanent visa, I am going to be very proactive again!

Susan


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I really thought I would be proactive on getting my FBI clearance - I knew I'd be in the US in October 2009 (I was lodging my 309/100 application in April 2010), so I got fingerprints done at my local sheriff's office, and mailed them in around October 18, 2009.

They said if you needed to expedite the clearance, to please say so on the forms. I was going to be back in the US during the Christmas holidays, so I asked for the forms back by December 26th, which was two months.

I got my results in February, after sending a letter of inquiry in January. It is now taking AT LEAST 3 MONTHS for most people. When I go from my temp to my permanent visa, I am going to be very proactive again!

Susan
If you are not back in the US for any extended period between TR and PR you may find that you do not need to get a new US FBI check.





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