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!
Originally Posted by shanem4422
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.