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Police Check for US Citizen Applying for a PMV (subclass 300) Question


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Old 12-18-2014, 12:13 PM
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Police Check for US Citizen Applying for a PMV (subclass 300) Question

Hello all,

I am trying to obtain my police check documentation for my PMV application and I'm not exactly sure what they want. From what I have read here on the forums this consists of a criminal background check obtained from the FBI. I have found what I believe to be the proper form on the FBI's website but I want to be sure that this is what I need before I fill out this paperwork. I already have fingerprints on file with the FBI and have completed several background checks in the past for employment.

I want to be sure that I have to go and get my fingerprints taken again, as I've had them done electronically within the past 3 years. Now I need to go get them done again, old school ink style with a whole other application process? Is there an updated way to do this electronically rather than having to snail-mail out this form with ink prints and wait for them to send me back the form in the mail?

How do other people who are applying for the subclass 300 PMV get this done?

Additionally, I've read on the forums that some US residents are doing a state background check as well but I can't find any information on how this is done and the IMMI website provides no information on this.

Thank you to anyone who has some answers on this!

-Mike


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Suggest you look on the DIBP website and see what is required from the USA. Normally it is an FBI check.

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I've checked out the DIBP website thoroughly and I have scouted existed threads on this forum for a few hours. The DIBP website links directly to the front page of the FBI website and no further information is provided by the DIBP. There is a form to fill out on the FBIs website that vaguely resembles what the DIBP says they are looking for but I'm just looking for some confirmation before I go spend the day at my local police station getting fingerprints done and sending in this form and waiting a few weeks for a response.

The form in question is called the Identification Record Request/Criminal Background Report found here: FBI — Submitting an Identity History Summary to the FBI

Others have stated that you may as well wait for the CO to prompt you for the records and tell you what you need but given that others have reported turn around times of 5 weeks to a few months I'd like to get a jump on the process if I can.

Again, if someone from the US has completed this part of the PMV 300 application I'd love to hear about how they went about getting this step of the process done as I'm reading conflicting and incomplete information from available resources.

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Hi

Yes you need to get a FBI check - the old school way AND a state police check. I live in California and just type in google "California police check".

For the FBI, yes it is the old school way. I went to a fingerprint place, had my fingerprints done on a cardboard, printed the form from FBI and mailed it back with my fingerprints and my CC details. It took 14 weeks to come back.

For the state check, it was done electronically. I had to first print the form (live scan form for visa request from the California department of Justice website), went to the same fingerprint place with my form (as they didn't provide it at the fingerprint place), and they sent my live scan directly to the DOJ. I receive my state police check about 1 week later.

Hope this helps!

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Hi Yes you need to get a FBI check - the old school way AND a state police check. I live in California and just type in google "California police check". For the FBI, yes it is the old school way. I went to a fingerprint place, had my fingerprints done on a cardboard, printed the form from FBI and mailed it back with my fingerprints and my CC details. It took 14 weeks to come back. For the state check, it was done electronically. I had to first print the form (live scan form for visa request from the California department of Justice website), went to the same fingerprint place with my form (as they didn't provide it at the fingerprint place), and they sent my live scan directly to the DOJ. I receive my state police check about 1 week later. Hope this helps!
Sorry, forgot to say, yes that's the form from the link you posted for FBI check.


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Perfect, thank you for the info, cec!


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