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How To Speed Up Your US Police Checks

23 Apr

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If police checks are required for the visa subclass you have applied for, you will need to provide a certificate from each country where you have lived for a total of twelve months or more in the last ten years.

Applicants who have lived in the United States must submit a State police clearance from each State they have lived in for at least three months in the 12 months prior to the visa application and an FBI police certificate.

FBI Identity History Summary

You can now apply for your FBI Identity History Summary electronically

Step 1: Go to https://www.edo.cjis.gov.

Step 2: Follow the steps under the “Obtaining Your Identity History Summary” section.

Obtaining Fingerprints

Applications for an FBI Criminal History Check must include a set of your fingerprints on Standard Fingerprint Form (FD-258). The fingerprint impressions can be obtained from local police stations.  The FBI has made available online the requisite form for providing fingerprints

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/standard-fingerprint-form-fd-258-1.pdf

State Police Clearances

Depending on the state you need to apply to, the application process may be available online, by post or in person. Please ensure that the clearance is requested under all names you have previously held.

The type of certificate issued depends on individual state procedures.

Need help to get an Australian Visa? Call us on +61 3 95735200 to book a consultation or book online.

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