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Re: misdemeanors

Postby Lil' Slugger » 07 May 2010, 23:40

I wonder if you could try going to a different state (if you're in the US) and request a background check from the state authorities there. If, say you committed your misdemeanor in California, perhaps it won't show up in Nevada.
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Re: misdemeanors

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 07 May 2010, 23:44

Lil' Slugger wrote:I wonder if you could try going to a different state (if you're in the US) and request a background check from the state authorities there. If, say you committed your misdemeanor in California, perhaps it won't show up in Nevada.
Yes, of course that will work. However, you can't use a State background check anymore. It must be a federal background check and for the US that means FBI background check. They check with all 50 States and US territories, so this will not help.
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Re: misdemeanors

Postby whitetiger » 08 May 2010, 00:27

You can also look into getting a pardon or expunging your record before proceeding.
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Re: misdemeanors

Postby Lil' Slugger » 08 May 2010, 19:11

Northcoast Surfer wrote:
Lil' Slugger wrote:I wonder if you could try going to a different state (if you're in the US) and request a background check from the state authorities there. If, say you committed your misdemeanor in California, perhaps it won't show up in Nevada.
Yes, of course that will work. However, you can't use a State background check anymore. It must be a federal background check and for the US that means FBI background check. They check with all 50 States and US territories, so this will not help.


Huh, when did that start? I did fine with just a state background check three years ago.
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Re: misdemeanors

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 08 May 2010, 23:06

Lil' Slugger wrote:
Northcoast Surfer wrote:
Lil' Slugger wrote:I wonder if you could try going to a different state (if you're in the US) and request a background check from the state authorities there. If, say you committed your misdemeanor in California, perhaps it won't show up in Nevada.
Yes, of course that will work. However, you can't use a State background check anymore. It must be a federal background check and for the US that means FBI background check. They check with all 50 States and US territories, so this will not help.
Huh, when did that start? I did fine with just a state background check three years ago.
The NIA changed the policy in August 2008. State, Provincial, Municipal, or Township police background checks are no longer acceptable for JFRV, APRC, or Naturalization applications. A federal background check is the only acceptable police background check at this time. :fume:

I used to be able to get a state background check completed, endorsed by the TECO and express mailed back to Taiwan within 72 hours! Now, it takes me 8~10 weeks just to get the US FBI background check completed! What a P.I.T.A.! :thumbsdown:
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Re: misdemeanors

Postby RobinTaiwan » 08 May 2010, 23:12

The OP is asking about ARC. You are not required to provide such documents to apply for an ARC. You need that to apply for a PARC or a JFRV, though.

PS: Just realized this is posted in "marriage." It's fair to assume the OP is inquiring about the JFRV application. :oops:
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Re: misdemeanors

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 09 May 2010, 00:12

RobinTaiwan wrote:The OP is asking about ARC. You are not required to provide such documents to apply for an ARC. You need that to apply for a PARC or a JFRV, though.

PS: Just realized this is posted in "marriage." It's fair to assume the OP is inquiring about the JFRV application. :oops:
Robin. Don't feel bad, I just figured out who the OP is. Yes. He's thinking about getting married and he wants to apply for the JFRV after he gets married.

Here's what I've learned from his previous postings in other threads.

Here's one of this previous threads.

And another one.

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To: JoeBlow420

Get your FBI background check completed. If your criminal record appears on it, you can always come to Taiwan and get a work permit and teach English. You might not ever be able to get a JFRV, an APRC, or Naturalize, but a least you have one option to come here, earn some money, and be with your current girlfriend. :)
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Re: misdemeanors

Postby Lil' Slugger » 11 May 2010, 00:02

Northcoast Surfer wrote:The NIA changed the policy in August 2008. State, Provincial, Municipal, or Township police background checks are no longer acceptable for JFRV, APRC, or Naturalization applications. A federal background check is the only acceptable police background check at this time. :fume:

I used to be able to get a state background check completed, endorsed by the TECO and express mailed back to Taiwan within 72 hours! Now, it takes me 8~10 weeks just to get the US FBI background check completed! What a P.I.T.A.! :thumbsdown:


Huh, it looks like the local bureaucrats are actually getting on the ball. Don't you hate it when that happens?
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