I can't tell if I need a police check for where I live now??

josh000

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#1
I'm an Aussie living in Canada for about 8 months, which will have been 10 months at the time of my interview.

I can't tell if I need a police certificate for Canada or not.

The page only mentions countries other than my country of nationality where i have lived for more than 12 months.

Info from my Embassy states:
NOTE: An applicant must present a police certificate from his/her country of current residence and country of nationality, if residence in such country exceeds 6 months
Although that info has not been updated since 2010.

I have not lived in Canada for 12 months so from what I can tell I would not need one. Should I ask the embassy directly?
 

jayo2k

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#2
I'm an Aussie living in Canada for about 8 months, which will have been 10 months at the time of my interview.

I can't tell if I need a police certificate for Canada or not.

The page only mentions countries other than my country of nationality where i have lived for more than 12 months.

Info from my Embassy states:

Although that info has not been updated since 2010.

I have not lived in Canada for 12 months so from what I can tell I would not need one. Should I ask the embassy directly?
play it safe, get the police certificate
 

JESSJAMES

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#3
Curious - Did you move to Canada after finding out you were selected? Or had you planned all along to go to Canada and the US DV GC just happened?
 

ajk

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#5
Hi,

I am an Aussie, but was living in the UK at the time.

I thought i remember reading (when i was going through the process) that a cert was required for any place you have lived 6 months or more.

They could have changed it, in any case if unsure email/call the embassy where you will be doing the interview and ask them.

Play it safe.

AJK
 

josh000

Registered Users (C)
#6
At least for the montreal embassy, I was told I will need a police check for canada. No information was given if it was related to the amount of time I have been here, or simply because it is my current country of residence.
 
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