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Canadian RCMP Criminal Records Check - only valid for 90 days???


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Old 02-15-2011, 12:29 AM
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Canadian RCMP Criminal Records Check - only valid for 90 days???

Sorry to start a new topic but I couldn't find this answer anywhere in the old threads.

My partner is from BC in Canada and went today to apply for his RCMP Criminal Records check for his visa application and was told that they are only valid for 3 months which doesn't help us much as we're not applying until May and it will be about to expire. I thought all police checks were valid for 12 months? If we get his done a few weeks before we apply and then the application takes 6-10 months like they seem to be at the moment, does this mean every 90 days we have to do another RCMP criminal records check even though we live in Oz and he won't have been back to Canada during that time? If so, that is going to get expensive and annoying.

Anyone else have any experience with all this?


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It's great to start a new thread and it'd be better if more would sometimes.

But look, if the Mounties have their procedures you'll hardly change their approach and so best thing to do will be to just wait until your police check is requested.





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Hi, I had the same doubt when I applied for my visa once my brazilian police checks where valid for 3 months as well. Though, I called Oz Immigration and they said they consider 1 year from the date they were issued... So I got mine exactly 3 months prior to my application... still waiting to hear from them though... hopefully they not gonna ask for new ones...


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It's great to start a new thread and it'd be better if more would sometimes.

But look, if the Mounties have their procedures you'll hardly change their approach and so best thing to do will be to just wait until your police check is requested.
Yeah, I think we'll have to wait until they request it which sucks because it takes 4-6 months to get them back once we apply from Oz which will delay everything god only knows how long. My partner had to go home for a funeral this week and so we thought we would save ourselves some stress and apply in Canada because it only takes 2 weeks there but he's headed to Oz next week. Might check with Immi in Oz and see what they say.

Thanks as always for your assistance, Wanderer.


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The other approach is for him to apply for you'll probably find Immi possibly saying something like what occurred with Sappucia and if he doesn't return to Canada, the police check will still be valid as far as Immi is concerned for 12 months from DOI even if the Mounties put a 3 months validity on it.





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(Weird that police would put any validity period on a certificate. You'd expect them to say 'correct on the day we wrote it - but the subject might've committed a crime the next day - we've no idea.' )


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(Weird that police would put any validity period on a certificate. You'd expect them to say 'correct on the day we wrote it - but the subject might've committed a crime the next day - we've no idea.' )
Heh, I hadn't actually though about it like that...

I decided to give Immigration in oz a call and they told me that they consider it valid for 12 months regardless of what the RCMP put on it so that's a relief. A big thans to you all for you assistance with this question


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