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Partner 820 Final steps... Canadian Criminal check and getting fingerprints in Sydney


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Old 04-30-2014, 06:53 AM
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Partner 820 Final steps... Canadian Criminal check and getting fingerprints in Sydney

Hey All,

Wondering if anyone can help/shed any light here!

Background: English guy applying for Defacto 820 with Aussie partner. Applied last June, and just got the awesome message that we now have a case officer who is reviewing all the final docs (very happy!). They've asked for just one last thing - a criminal check from Canada (I'dlived there for just under a year, then went back on a holiday a couple of years later and therefore have stayed in that country longer than 12 months cumulatively)

RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police ) clearance can take up to 4months due to the way it has to be scanned in and checked out there. I'm going to use a third party affiliate in Canada, that can get the process down to a few weeks max

Anyhow, trouble is this: going into local police stations is proving to be a real pain as they're saying they can only send my prints DIRECT to RCMP, not third party? Or even give me a copy of MY fingerprints to send myself! To be honest, no one there seems to give a straight answer - I went in 2 days ago, they were adamant you can't get Ink prints any more, all digitally scanned. Today I go back, and they say ok we can give Ink prints, but only send to RCMP. Getting very frustrated now.....!

So has anyone here had any luck getting fingerprints done at any Sydney Police stations at all? And where if so/ how was your process? Any advice?

Thanks All.

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WOW... you are seeing some CO action after 10 or 11 months. Maybe that's hopeful news for those of us who lodged in July 2013. Fingers crossed. Sorry I cannot help you with getting fingerprints in Sydney. Good luck to you both...

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I've just been through this nightmare of getting RCMP fingerprints, I feel your pain!

Its bizarre that the police station wants to submit them directly to the RCMP (assuming I read your post correctly) as it clearly states on their website "electronic fingerprint submissions to the RCMP is not currently available outside of Canada." Also, as of July 1st they will no longer accept ink fingerprints in any form. The only option is to submit them in ink (as you have been attempting to try to do) through one of the accredited companies who will then convert them to digital copies.

I used one of the accredited companies and got my results back in a week. I would call one of the companies and explain the situation and ask for their advice. They deal with this sort of thing a lot and I found them very helpful.

Good luck!

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Thanks for the replies!

Happily I managed to get it done - simply went to another police station that evening, and they were fine about it, and had done it before. The key thing is that they post the application for you - they don't let you take the prints away at all. Kinda crazy how helpful they were compared to the other station I went to.

Carobear - great to hear it happened so quick for you! Mind if I ask which company you used? I'm going with Worldwide Forensics Services in Toronto.

Fingers crossed it comes back so quick for me lol!

Cheers

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That's great news. So happy you found a police station with knowledge and customer service in their mission statement. Hope your RCMP check comes back quickly. I've heard they always get their man.

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Thanks for the replies!

Happily I managed to get it done - simply went to another police station that evening, and they were fine about it, and had done it before. The key thing is that they post the application for you - they don't let you take the prints away at all. Kinda crazy how helpful they were compared to the other station I went to.

Carobear - great to hear it happened so quick for you! Mind if I ask which company you used? I'm going with Worldwide Forensics Services in Toronto.

Fingers crossed it comes back so quick for me lol!

Cheers

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Thanks for the replies!

Happily I managed to get it done - simply went to another police station that evening, and they were fine about it, and had done it before. The key thing is that they post the application for you - they don't let you take the prints away at all. Kinda crazy how helpful they were compared to the other station I went to.

Carobear - great to hear it happened so quick for you! Mind if I ask which company you used? I'm going with Worldwide Forensics Services in Toronto.

Fingers crossed it comes back so quick for me lol!

Cheers
Hi Glad to hear that you found a solution! I used Clearneed in Vancouver.

Good luck

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