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    I'm posting this again, hoping for a little more input....
    My fiance' has been in Canada for a few months. He lived in NY before. He has an arrest record of misdemeanor from 1988. Someone has told him that he has to have a certificate of disposition to send in with I-130 or I-129f. All we can find documented is that he has to have a police certificate when he completes packet #3 for the interview? The second question is...if we get married in Canada it takes several weeks sometimes to get marriage certificate mailed to you. Do we have to wait on what they mail to file with I-130 and I-129f or can we use whatever we get that day? Is there any way to speed up the process of getting the "official" certificate? Thanks for your help!

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    I'm posting this again, hoping for a little more input....
    My fiance' has been in Canada for a few months. He lived in NY before. He has an arrest record of misdemeanor from 1988. Someone has told him that he has to have a certificate of disposition to send in with I-130 or I-129f. All we can find documented is that he has to have a police certificate when he completes packet #3 for the interview? The second question is...if we get married in Canada it takes several weeks sometimes to get marriage certificate mailed to you. Do we have to wait on what they mail to file with I-130 and I-129f or can we use whatever we get that day? Is there any way to speed up the process of getting the "official" certificate? Thanks for your help!

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      If the police certificate includes information about the disposition of the arrest, it should be adequate documentation. If the police certificate only covers the arrest, you may need to get something from the court addressing the results of the arrest. I don't know if this form has a specific name, sorry.

      Wait until you have the official marriage certificate before you file the I-130 packet with BCIS. Missing documentation will slow processing, and it's better to wait a few weeks for the right document before you file instead of waiting for months for BCIS to ask for the necessary documents.

      I don't know how to speed up delivery of the certificate, but it sounds like you should contact the Canadian agency that issues the marriage certificate. I would expect that they have a process to expedite this document, but it probably costs more.

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      • #4
        Thanks lawgal :-) They're having a difficult time finding anything on it in NY because it was so long ago. He is now trying to find the "rap sheet" so they can use that to look further! Sounds like I need to find a copy of the form for the police certification and see what it says.

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