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Hi All,

I have applied for Skilled Migrant, subclass 175. I am asked for several documents and info by my case officer. I need more information about national police cheks, as that is one of the additional things required. I am currently in India.

1. Previous Residential Address.
Is that previous residential address in Australia or India?

2. Mailing Address for Police Certificate.
Can I provide Indian address here? Will police certificate be mailed to India?

3. AU$43 money order.
Has any one obtained a money order in AUD in India? How?

Thanks for your help in advance.

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I dont understand.. what australia address, what mailing address and what money order? were you in Australia and want to get police clearance from AU consulate/high commission?

Because the procedure of applying for PCC from India is very simple, go to the passport office with your passport, if your police verification was done in recent past and you stay in same address as that on your passport you get the passport the same day, if not they give you the passport back and then get the police verification done, once done they update status online, you go, give your passport, they stamp and give it back the same day

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Hi All,

I have applied for Skilled Migrant, subclass 175. I am asked for several documents and info by my case officer. I need more information about national police cheks, as that is one of the additional things required. I am currently in India.

1. Previous Residential Address.
Is that previous residential address in Australia or India?

2. Mailing Address for Police Certificate.
Can I provide Indian address here? Will police certificate be mailed to India?

3. AU$43 money order.
Has any one obtained a money order in AUD in India? How?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Regards,
Diptesh
AFP clearance certificate is required only if you have lived in Australia for at least 12 months in any other visa's.

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I dont understand.. what australia address, what mailing address and what money order? were you in Australia and want to get police clearance from AU consulate/high commission? ...
Yes, This is about Australian police check and it is required if one has stayed in Australia for 12 or more months in last 10 years.

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AFP clearance certificate is required only if you have lived in Australia for at least 12 months in any other visa's.
As I have been to Australia in 2005 and stayed there for two years, CO has asked for NPC. I am confused about three points to be filled in the application form (application form available on afp.gov.au website, but I can't post the url at the moment)

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Yes, This is about Australian police check and it is required if one has stayed in Australia for 12 or more months in last 10 years.



As I have been to Australia in 2005 and stayed there for two years, CO has asked for NPC. I am confused about three points to be filled in the application form (application form available on afp.gov.au website, but I can't post the url at the moment)
You need to give the address of places where you stayed in Australia during that 2 years. AFP sometimes will need to seek information from local police where you lived...

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Hi all

I noticed this thread had some useful information in relation to obtaining a police check.

I wanted to provide some additional information for the thread that you all might find useful.

There are organisations such as ours (National Crime Check) that are accredited by the Attorney General’s department in Canberra that utilises the National Police Checking Services so there is the highest level of credibility and integrity. The major benefits are:

1. Turn-around time – most clear police checks are processes within 1-2 business days
2. Cost – each police check only costs $44 GST inclusive
3. Simplicity – our processes require candidates to present 100 points of original proof of identity when they wish to obtain a police check.

As a CrimTrac accredited agency, our National Criminal History checks are thoroughly accredited and nationally accepted.

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Yes, This is about Australian police check and it is required if one has stayed in Australia for 12 or more months in last 10 years.



As I have been to Australia in 2005 and stayed there for two years, CO has asked for NPC. I am confused about three points to be filled in the application form (application form available on afp.gov.au website, but I can't post the url at the moment)
I had the similar doubt and i had mailed them. The reply was very clear, only fill the current address of where you are residing (India / any other country that you are currently in).

Leave the previous address blank.

AFP will check the records will your name and DOB in their system. They will issue the certificate based on the matching information. This has nothing to do with your Australian address.

Cheers, Good Luck.

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I applied for AFP Clearance certificate a couple of weeks ago and there is no way I can track the application. I know I have to wait for 15 working days, but I will be happy if I know the application has reached them. Can I raise a query through their website or should I wait for another week before calling them? Any suggestions.... I live in Perth.

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I had the similar doubt and i had mailed them. The reply was very clear, only fill the current address of where you are residing (India / any other country that you are currently in).

Leave the previous address blank.

AFP will check the records will your name and DOB in their system. They will issue the certificate based on the matching information. This has nothing to do with your Australian address.

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Thanks MaddyOZ. Do you remember, how long it took for you to get the certificate? I have provided Australian (a friend's) address, so mail transit should not be very long.

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I applied for AFP Clearance certificate a couple of weeks ago and there is no way I can track the application. I know I have to wait for 15 working days, but I will be happy if I know the application has reached them. Can I raise a query through their website or should I wait for another week before calling them? Any suggestions.... I live in Perth.
I am also looking for a way to check the status. I am currently looking at my post status. It is not delivered yet. Let me know if you find out about tracking the app meanwhile.

Thanks.

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Thanks MaddyOZ. Do you remember, how long it took for you to get the certificate? I have provided Australian (a friend's) address, so mail transit should not be very long.



I am also looking for a way to check the status. I am currently looking at my post status. It is not delivered yet. Let me know if you find out about tracking the app meanwhile.

Thanks.
Well, the person in the criminal records department is very kind and he keeps me informed of my application status. I received the certificate last week only to get disappointed. my last name was misspelled and I had to report the error. Another certificate is on the way.

Raise a request in the following page

https://forms.afp.gov.au/email_forms/criminal_records

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