Australia PR: USA State Police Check with FBI Clearance?

USA State Police Check with FBI clearance required if working on H1B, L, F1 Study or B1/B2 visitor visa for Australia Permanent residency 189, 190, 489 PR.

Written by Anil Gupta
  Anil Gupta    Updated 8 Dec, 22

Is US State Police Clearance Required if I have FBI Clearance?

US state police clearance is required for Australia PR from all states where you have lived for more than 3 months in the last 12 months in addition to FBI clearance.

Validity of FBI and US State Police Clearance?

FBI and US state Police Police clearance are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

When Do I Upload Police Clearance for Australia PR?

While lodging a 189, 190, or 491 visa application after you get an invitation, upload USA State Police Check with FBI clearance.

US Citizen, Green Card, Working in USA, and Visitors

You need to submit both FBI police clearance and state police clearance if you are a US citizen or Green card holder or visiting the US on a temporary work permit like H1B, L visa, F1 Study visa, or B1/B2 visitor visa for Australia Permanent residency (PR).

  1. FBI Police Clearance issued by the FBI or an approved Channeler and
  2. State Police Clearance for each State in which you have lived for at least 3 months for the last 12 months.

How to Apply for FBI Police Clearance?

The complete step-by-step process to apply for FBI Clearance is available here.

How to Get US State Police Clearance?

Each US state has its own process to apply for State Police Check and most of them need fingerprints. I will add more state information as I keep researching.

If you have the information, please share it in the comments and I can add it here with your name.

  1. Texas state police clearance process, cost, and processing time.
  2. California State Police Clearance

Police Clearance Certificate Need Apostille?

US State Police check or FBI clearance certificate do NOT need Apostille or Certification or Notary. You can simply scan the original Police clearance certificate in color and upload it to Australia immiaccount (AU immigration authority).

Reference: Australia Immigration


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