Application for police certificate before getting ITA


#1

Given the long wait for getting the FBI clearance, can we apply for FBI clearance before getting the ITA?


#2

I’d recommend you to do that. Although, right now CIC accepts proof of FBI application(Like a fedex receipt with tracking number and copy of your application) if you don’t receive it on time, it creates unnecessary confusions to a submitted application is my personal opinion. I did a couple of weeks before I got my ITA and I received almost on time(10 days before my submission deadline)


#3

You should do that asap since FBI clearance can take long time. I think it took me almost 2-3 months to get it.


#4

can i apply fbi clearance now even if we start creating profile after 2 months or we get ITA after 5-6 months?


#5

Apply a couple of weeks before you submit your EE profile and you should be OK.


#6

is this required for folks applying PR after started working in canada on a work visa ?
or this applies only to express entry / direct PR


#7

I think you need police certificates from all countries you have lived in for more than 6 months. I know for sure this is required for EE entry I don’t know much about “direct PR”. Please check https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/express-entry/applications-received-on-after-january-1-2016-completeness-check.html