shanem4422 Registered User
#1

hi all, this has probably been asked a lot before on this site but im still not sure of whats involved, i want to apply for the canadian visa this year, rules state i need a police check / report for countries i have lived in since i was 18, i lived in oz for a year in 07-08 in queensland and sydney and the rest of my life in ireland

firstly will i need to apply for the police cert that requires my fingerprints taken and sent to the australian federal police or the other name check option,

secondly do i need to apply for a second traffic report because i lived in queensland. i have left some unpaid fines behind me in australia for traffic offences in both reigons, will this affect my visa application?

lastly how do you pay the oz federal police if they only accept australian dollars and no cheques



any help would be great.

lindzation Registered User
#2

Hi there,

My boyfriend just sent away for this. Ok so I read SOMEWHERE that you do not need the fingerprint check. I cannot find it for you unfortunately. I'm so annoyed because my boyfriend applied for the fingerprint check/clearance last year and it took FOREVER to come (and so expensive) and then they didn't even ask for it.. now it's a requirement. Grr! So I guess I'm not 100% sure on that, but I believe you don't need the fingerprint check.

It does say on the police clearance page for Canada that you may be required to submit a traffic report, so that one is possible. My boyfriend lived all over Australia so I'm not sure what/how long they base your "residency" in a certain state on.

Money wise - we did a bank draft.. I'm guessing you'd do something similar in Ireland. If you go into the bank just explain what you are needing. We just said we needed a bank draft for 45 Australian dollars made out to the Australian Federal Police.

Hope this helps!


shanem4422 said:
hi all, this has probably been asked a lot before on this site but im still not sure of whats involved, i want to apply for the canadian visa this year, rules state i need a police check / report for countries i have lived in since i was 18, i lived in oz for a year in 07-08 in queensland and sydney and the rest of my life in ireland

firstly will i need to apply for the police cert that requires my fingerprints taken and sent to the australian federal police or the other name check option,

secondly do i need to apply for a second traffic report because i lived in queensland. i have left some unpaid fines behind me in australia for traffic offences in both reigons, will this affect my visa application?

lastly how do you pay the oz federal police if they only accept australian dollars and no cheques



any help would be great.

shanem4422 Registered User
#3

thanks for that, was onto the local garda station and the immigration officer isnt back till the third of jan. will have to run it by her then myt have a more drfinite answer for me.

horse7 Registered User
#4

how long does it take for the ozzi cops to send back a police clearence check,so i can complele my canada visa form,and if im still waiting for a few weeks could i go there on a holiday visa and submit the IEC visa while im in canada.

lindzation Registered User
#5

horse7 said:
how long does it take for the ozzi cops to send back a police clearence check,so i can complele my canada visa form,and if im still waiting for a few weeks could i go there on a holiday visa and submit the IEC visa while im in canada.


It says on the website that it takes 15 business days to process, so that plus the time it takes to post it there and post it back. I know when my boyfriend did it before it took over two months to get back - but he had applied for the fingerprint check as well (which is supposed to take 30 business days.)

You could definitely come over to Canada on a holiday visa and then apply - but there is not a guarantee you'll get it or that they will let you leave and come back once you do get it.. ( but you'd more than likely be fine I reckon )

shanem4422 Registered User
#6

a man would have to wonder if its worth the hassle of mentioining that i was ever in oz and go ahead with the application anyway

ShortskirtCiara Registered User
#7

shanem4422 said:
a man would have to wonder if its worth the hassle of mentioining that i was ever in oz and go ahead with the application anyway


I wonder would u get away with not mentioning it? Has anyone out there done this before? I'd be curious to see if they would find out!

horse7 Registered User
#8

not worth it if they find out your lying.

lindzation Registered User
#9

Yeah.. it's not. I thought about that last year actually but if they did find out you'd probably be banned from entering Canada. They are quite strict. My friend is a kiwi who got a DUI when she was 18 or 19 (she's now 22) and she can't apply for the visa because of it - she can write a letter after a 5 year lapse appealing her case - but that's it. Crazy.

#10

Ya, it's not worth lying to them. Who knows, you might get away with it for a WHV but if you ever get offered permanent residency or anything like that they'll look deeper into your background. When they've discovered you lied it'll probably be residency gone and a ban from entering Canada.

horse7 Registered User
#11

lindzation said:
It says on the website that it takes 15 business days to process, so that plus the time it takes to post it there and post it back. I know when my boyfriend did it before it took over two months to get back - but he had applied for the fingerprint check as well (which is supposed to take 30 business days.)

You could definitely come over to Canada on a holiday visa and then apply - but there is not a guarantee you'll get it or that they will let you leave and come back once you do get it.. ( but you'd more than likely be fine I reckon )

what do you mean, let you leave and come back. do you mean you have to return to ireland.

lindzation Registered User
#12

horse7 said:
what do you mean, let you leave and come back. do you mean you have to return to ireland.



No you don't have to return to Ireland - but you would have to leave Canada and come back in to activate your visa (annoying). So you would have to drive/fly to the states, and then come back. (Or another country of your choice, that's just the easiest.) If you are in Toronto or Vancouver this would be pretty easy as it's not far to drive across to the US.

So for example.. my boyfriend is on his first working holiday visa, but when he gets his second one we will have to drive down to Montana, and then drive back across for his second one to be activated at the border.

Make more sense?

#13

shanem4422 said:
hi all, this has probably been asked a lot before on this site but im still not sure of whats involved, i want to apply for the canadian visa this year, rules state i need a police check / report for countries i have lived in since i was 18, i lived in oz for a year in 07-08 in queensland and sydney and the rest of my life in ireland

firstly will i need to apply for the police cert that requires my fingerprints taken and sent to the australian federal police or the other name check option,

secondly do i need to apply for a second traffic report because i lived in queensland. i have left some unpaid fines behind me in australia for traffic offences in both reigons, will this affect my visa application?

lastly how do you pay the oz federal police if they only accept australian dollars and no cheques



any help would be great.


im in the exact same boat was in oz in 2003 and left parking fines.last year the canadian visa department only wanted a police check if you resided in a country for more than six months within the last five years. they even have the same question in the application forms but i read on the iec site if youve lived abroad for more then 6 months since you turned 18 you need a police cert.
i just went through the australian police check application and it says you dont need prints for immigration purposes.
also do you have to get a traffic check along with the police check?

shanem4422 Registered User
#14

emailed usit the last day, thhey replyed and said the complete police report is required including fingerprints,

jimifitz Registered User
#15

Hey,

Just noticed that the part about needing fingerprints for the Australian police check has been removed. Just asks for a standard name check. Anyone else notice this.

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