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Do both my spouse and I need a police clearance letter?

canadaguy238

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Nov 23, 2015
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Hi, I am a Canadian citizen living outside of Canada. I am trying to sponsor my spouse for permanent residency. She also lives outside of Canada. We both live in the USA. I know she will need a police clearance letter. My question is, do I need a police clearance letter too? I am a citizen of Canada.

We are about to submit the application for PR.. Please help. Thanks so much!
 

KelseyTVS

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No, you only need what is in the sponsor section of the document checklist.
 

Decoy24601

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canadaguy238 said:
Thank you so much for answering. Can anyone else please confirm this?

Thanks
No need to confirm. The sponsor does not need to provide a police clearance. Just follow the document checklist.
 

canadaguy238

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Nov 23, 2015
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The reason I was asking is because the checklist says: Include for yourself and each of your family members, proof of completion of the upfront medical examination from the Panel Physician

I am confused because I thought I am a family member? Do they mean for family members that are not Canadian citizens?
 

Decoy24601

Champion Member
Aug 13, 2015
1,503
51
Vancouver, BC
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-04-2016
AOR Received.
28-04-2016
File Transfer...
SA 27-05-2016
Med's Done....
23-03-2016 Upfront
Interview........
Waived
VISA ISSUED...
07-06-2016
LANDED..........
06-07-2016
canadaguy238 said:
The reason I was asking is because the checklist says: Include for yourself and each of your family members, proof of completion of the upfront medical examination from the Panel Physician

I am confused because I thought I am a family member? Do they mean for family members that are not Canadian citizens?
It doesn't apply if you're the sponsor. They mean family members other than the sponsor. This bit confused me a little at first too. You also don't need to include a PCC/medical for non-accompanying family members of the applicant. I find the wording can be a little vague in some areas of the application.
 

canadaguy238

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Nov 23, 2015
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Thank you so much for the help. I really appreciate it! Yes the wording on many parts of the application is confusing, but everyone here on this forum are so helpful. Thanks so much
 

Decoy24601

Champion Member
Aug 13, 2015
1,503
51
Vancouver, BC
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-04-2016
AOR Received.
28-04-2016
File Transfer...
SA 27-05-2016
Med's Done....
23-03-2016 Upfront
Interview........
Waived
VISA ISSUED...
07-06-2016
LANDED..........
06-07-2016
canadaguy238 said:
Thank you so much for the help. I really appreciate it! Yes the wording on many parts of the application is confusing, but everyone here on this forum are so helpful. Thanks so much
It's no problem :D. Good luck with your application.