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FBI US PCC which applications are currently being processed ?

cbsg

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Sorry to ask again but got no response earlier. Does the hard copy of the PCC differ in any way to a printed out version of the eDO pdf file meaning that we have to wait for the original paper copy to arrive to submit for citizenship? I know the old ones had some kind of watermark that showed up on photocopies etc but have no idea about these. IRCC states they want the original copy but surely a print out of the pdf file received directly from the FBI is technically an original?
On any case you have to scan the physical copy and upload to CIC for express entry so logically it doesn't matter since after scan it will be same.
 

robinhood_1984

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On any case you have to scan the physical copy and upload to CIC for express entry so logically it doesn't matter since after scan it will be same.
I know but for citizenship applications it states that you must send the original in with your application by mail. I just wanted to know if the original that I'll get in the mail in X amount of days or weeks will actually be any different to a print out of the pdf they emailed by virtue of a watermark or other such things?
 

sid8tive

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Nov 28, 2017
551
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Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
0213
App. Filed.......
14-12-2017
AOR Received.
14-12-2017
Passport Req..
23-04-2018
VISA ISSUED...
07-05-2018
LANDED..........
20-06-2018
Sorry to ask again but got no response earlier. Does the hard copy of the PCC differ in any way to a printed out version of the eDO pdf file meaning that we have to wait for the original paper copy to arrive to submit for citizenship? I know the old ones had some kind of watermark that showed up on photocopies etc but have no idea about these. IRCC states they want the original copy but surely a print out of the pdf file received directly from the FBI is technically an original?
No. It's (eDO) identical to the paper application PCC (except for DOB, in case you opted for that when applying for eDO).

Also, FBI now prints the non-eDO PCC also on standard paper (not security paper), and in black and white.

So, no reason why the printed eDO wouldn't work.
 
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sid8tive

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Nov 28, 2017
551
274
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
0213
App. Filed.......
14-12-2017
AOR Received.
14-12-2017
Passport Req..
23-04-2018
VISA ISSUED...
07-05-2018
LANDED..........
20-06-2018
I know but for citizenship applications it states that you must send the original in with your application by mail. I just wanted to know if the original that I'll get in the mail in X amount of days or weeks will actually be any different to a print out of the pdf they emailed by virtue of a watermark or other such things?
Also, you only have to wait about a week from eDO issuance to receive a hard copy :) So, no harm in waiting, if possible. You can then do a side-by-side compare and then decide.
 
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cbsg

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Dec 8, 2017
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I know but for citizenship applications it states that you must send the original in with your application by mail. I just wanted to know if the original that I'll get in the mail in X amount of days or weeks will actually be any different to a print out of the pdf they emailed by virtue of a watermark or other such things?
There is watermark on physical copy which is visible when we see in light.. do you have same in PDF which you got
 
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sid8tive

Hero Member
Nov 28, 2017
551
274
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
0213
App. Filed.......
14-12-2017
AOR Received.
14-12-2017
Passport Req..
23-04-2018
VISA ISSUED...
07-05-2018
LANDED..........
20-06-2018
There is watermark on physical copy which is visible when we see in light.. do you have same in PDF which you got
Its not technically a watermark. Just a background logo. Yes, its on the PDF.
 
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cbsg

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Dec 8, 2017
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Its not technically a watermark. Just a background logo. Yes, its on the PDF.
Seems same in paper. If you have time better to wait and see the comparison. I have seen cases where CIC is just rejecting if they found any thing different in PCC . I already had once my application cancelled for other count PCC . They are really strict on PCC part
 
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robinhood_1984

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I'll just wait then. Asking in case it turns into a never ending wait game. Some people in the US/Canada seem to receive it by mail in days and others have waited weeks.
 

NT2015

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Sep 27, 2015
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just got mine today. Its been a long waiting time ever in my life
Fingerprint : Oct 19, 2017
FBI received my application: Oct 23, 2017 (paper application)
AOR : Jan 3rd, 2018
IRCC accepted to extend for FBI PCC to 60 days : Jan 22, 2018
FBI successfully processed ( type of payment : money order) Feb 02, 2018
FBI Clearance received : Feb 13, 2018- this is exactly 16 weeks from the day they received my application
Good luck for everyone who 's still waiting for FBI PCC
 

NT2015

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Sep 27, 2015
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Just one more question! I am about to upload my FBI PCC to GCkey account and the system asks me about the document name, doc number, date of issue and date of expire. I need to confirm with you guys

Doc name: FBI Police Clerance
Doc Number: I put the number E201XXXXXXX. Is this correct?
Doc issued: the date they issue which is on my paper
Doc Expire: I never come back to US since 2011 so I see people there put one year from the date they issue. Is that correct?
 

tbn2k18

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Jan 25, 2018
338
327
Category........
FSW
NOC Code......
2171
App. Filed.......
17-01-2018
Nomination.....
24-01-2018
AOR Received.
11-04-2018
Which is the correct email I'd to contact them

identity@ic.fbi.gov or identity@fbi.gov

Asking because my FD 258 information is correct. Yet they got my DOB wrong on the report for eDO process. The mail that I have sent out is pending a reply.

Secondly, I need to start the process for my paper application by resubmitting under eDO request. Not sure how long that will take.

Please let me know

tks,
tbn2k18
 
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tbn2k18

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Jan 25, 2018
338
327
Category........
FSW
NOC Code......
2171
App. Filed.......
17-01-2018
Nomination.....
24-01-2018
AOR Received.
11-04-2018
Seems same in paper. If you have time better to wait and see the comparison. I have seen cases where CIC is just rejecting if they found any thing different in PCC . I already had once my application cancelled for other count PCC . They are really strict on PCC part
How different will it be if you scan the physical copy and the pdf uploaded by FIB. I don't see any difference if the physical copy is in B n W.

The pdf is also B n W with background having FBI logo. So unless you get a colour version of physical copy it won't matter.
 
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