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Old 07-14-2011, 10:16 PM
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Hello,

I am currently residing in UK and have stayed in a different country in for about 12 years. I am currently planning to apply for Australian immigration and is in the thought of applying for Police certificate from the country which I have lived for about 12 years. As it takes a long time to get certificates from this country actually I am not even sure that i will get one?

Obviously i will apply for the brand new Police certificate from UK once it is requested by Australian immigration.

Are my thoughts right to apply for a certificate earlier just to complete my documentation as much as i can ?

Thank you in advance.


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Hey there,

I am British and lived in Italy for 20 years, before coming to Australia 18 months ago.

I requested a UK certificate because I am British (even though I haven't lived there in 20 years). I requested an Italian certificate (and had it officially translated too). I also requested an Australian certificate.

I believe that police certificates are generally valid for 12 months. When I presented my 820 application my Italian certificate was already 7 months old. My visa got approved in 5 working days so I must have done something right! :-)

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

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Hi,

Depending on what visa you are applying for (though it could be all visas actually), you are able to make a valid application without the police clearances. This means that the visa is applied for, but a decision cannot be made until all the documents are provided.

So, if you don't want to wait for the police clearances from the country you lived in outside of the UK then you can hand in your application and in the meantine apply for your police clearances. Once you have them, you forward them to immigration and they can proceed to process your visa.

I might be wrong, but this is true for the partner visas, and also on the immi site there is a section on "making a valid application", where it mentions that for a valid application what is needed is the fee to be paid, the correct forms, ect... but other documents can be provided later.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong!!


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You are correct


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Thank you so much folks!

I was under the impression that you have to apply for the police certificates when the immigration officer asks you to? Is that not necessary for an immigration application?

-Arsalan


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Thank you so much folks!

I was under the impression that you have to apply for the police certificates when the immigration officer asks you to? Is that not necessary for an immigration application?

-Arsalan
If you don't provide them when you apply they will at some point ask you to get them done. Depending on what visa you are applying for, sometimes it's better to provide them with the application. The thing is they only have a 1yr validity, so if a decision has not been made on the visa before they expire, you'd have to do another one. It's up to you, look at the processing time for your visa (what visa is it)?

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I want to apply for a Permanent Resident Visa, Confused between making a decision in to go for a state sponsorship or a subclass 175 (Permanent Resident Visa)


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