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Provided Police Check, What is Next?

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:52 PM
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Provided Police Check, What is Next?


I was asked to provide a police check to my case worker. I uploaded the documents three weeks ago, but haven't heard anything since as they seem to be very busy. I've called the embassy and emailed the office processing my application to let them know I've provided the documentation.

My 1 criminal offense is 9 years old, misdeanor, very minor, no jail time, no violence, etc, and was disclosed on my visa application. Except there was 1 arrest for driving under the influence which showed up on the police check but I did not disclose it on the visa application as the charge was dismissed by the courts and I was never convicted. However the police check did not show that it was dismissed, it just showed the arrest and no further details of the disposition. Do you think this will be an issue? If so, any recommendations?

Also, I am wondering if anyone knows of the timeline for processing the visa after providing the additional police check information to the case worker.My concern is that I've booked my flights for the end of april (appx 4 weeks out from today) and also coordinated storage, job leave, goodbye's, etc. assuming that it would only take a couple weeks to process my visa after I provided the documentation.

Thank you!

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Old 04-09-2011, 01:09 PM
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I guess it will depend which location you have submitted your application to and what their processing times are and if the police check will have any bearing on the processing time but one thing that the embassy advise when people submit applications is not to make any travel arrangements or other things like ending leases, resigning from work until the application is finalised. It's far to great a risk to do all that when you are relying on government agency to process a visa application.

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