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IRCC updates police certificates requirement for Express Entry

aks.abhi9

Full Member
May 8, 2018
32
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New Delhi
Need clarity: Travel History for Past 10 years need to be shared post ITA for all the countries a person had visited.
Please refer below timeline and suggest Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) requirement under Canada Express Entry for me as I worked in Qatar and Oman between 1st Feb 2008 to 10th Feb 2009.
India to Qatar: 1-Feb-2008
Qatar to Oman: 17-Apr-2008 {◆2.5 months stay in Qatar}
Oman to India: 4-Sep-2008 {◆4 months, 17 days in Oman}
India to Oman: 21-Sep-2008 {◆17 days in India)
Oman to Qatar: 19-Jan-2009 {◆4 months in Oman}
Qatar to India: 10-Feb-2009 {◆21 days in Qatar)

Please refer guidelines from Canadian Govt. on obtaining PCC with example:-
Online system will ask for a police certificate for:
and
  • every country you (or a family member) stayed in during the last 10 years for 6 months or more in a row
Examples of when to get a police certificate:
If you’re not sure if you need to get a police certificate, these examples may help you understand when you need one

Example A: 7-month stay 20 years ago


Feras is 45 years old. He worked in Turkey for 7 months when he was 25 years old. The system will not ask him for a police certificate from Turkey.

Example B: Several short stays in another country

Lailah studied in Spain between 2014 and 2017, for several 4-month study periods but she did not stay there for 6 months or more in a row. The system will not ask for a police certificate, but an officer may ask for one from Spain after she submits her application. To avoid delays, Lailah could ask for a police certificate from Spain and submit it with her application.

I am seeking answer/ help for below mentioned both scenarios:
(1) Current I have completed almost 9 years & 4 months of my above quoted travel of Oman (4 months + 4.5 months stay duration). Now if I get ITA, then PCC is required from Oman stay?
(2) If I will delay the submission of Express Entry profile for 8 months and complete the 10 Years (over 10 years) travel window, then PCC for Oman is required for me?
 

safarizone

Star Member
Jun 7, 2018
68
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aks.abhi

Just fill out the travel history in your application. The system will show you which PCCs are required according to the dates that you have put in.
 

Aman6591

Full Member
May 9, 2018
33
2
Hello,

Can you tell me if I need a PCC for my country of origin (India) if I have never stayed there for more than 6 months in a ROW?

I am based in kuwait, and I moved here when i was 1 year old and since then I have only visited India for around 2 - 3 weeks (in a row) in a year maximum.

Cumulatively, I have completed around 250 days in india in the last 10 years. But not in a row.


I have already applied for a PCC from india but its been 2.5 months since I am waiting for a response from them. My application deadline for eAPR is just a few days away now.


Awaiting response.
 

hammoda4ever

Full Member
Jan 21, 2018
33
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Hello,

Can you tell me if I need a PCC for my country of origin (India) if I have never stayed there for more than 6 months in a ROW?

I am based in kuwait, and I moved here when i was 1 year old and since then I have only visited India for around 2 - 3 weeks (in a row) in a year maximum.

Cumulatively, I have completed around 250 days in india in the last 10 years. But not in a row.


I have already applied for a PCC from india but its been 2.5 months since I am waiting for a response from them. My application deadline for eAPR is just a few days away now.


Awaiting response.
Hello,
I'm in the same situation as you, did you find out whether you need a PCC from the country of origin even if you didn't spend 6 months in a row in the past 10 years?
 

Aman6591

Full Member
May 9, 2018
33
2
Hello,
I'm in the same situation as you, did you find out whether you need a PCC from the country of origin even if you didn't spend 6 months in a row in the past 10 years?

Hey, so basically I applied for a PCC from India and since it did not come in time, i explained in my LOE that - "although, I have never lived in the India for more than 6 months in a row, we have still applied for a PCC. Please note that, we are still awaiting the PCC from the authorities."
and then I attached the PCC receipt.

So after one month of my AOR I got the PCC from the embassy and I raised a CSE through they webform and sent the document. They just got back to me saying that the doc is received, however, i think that was an automated reply.

So i dont know if they even needed it, because there was no official communication/additional document request regarding this.

Worked out fine, because i got my CoPR :)