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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #75 on: October 27, 2017, 18:43:14 »
Hello,

I lived in the USA for a time as an adult.
I am told I need to get an FBI clearance check
Can anyone be specific about what exactly I need to provide?

I was told "tell the FBI you need it to get into Canadian Armed Forces" but I don't think this will work. 


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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #76 on: October 27, 2017, 19:01:27 »
Hello,

I lived in the USA for a time as an adult.
I am told I need to get an FBI clearance check
Can anyone be specific about what exactly I need to provide?

I was told "tell the FBI you need it to get into Canadian Armed Forces" but I don't think this will work.
That doesn't sound right.


Was it a recruting center that told you that you needed to provide this?

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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #77 on: October 28, 2017, 13:11:43 »
Hello,

I lived in the USA for a time as an adult.
I am told I need to get an FBI clearance check
Can anyone be specific about what exactly I need to provide?

I was told "tell the FBI you need it to get into Canadian Armed Forces" but I don't think this will work. 



I haven't heard of that before; but with that said if you're being asked to provide more information you should reach out to your recruiting centre to find out what more they want not a Recruiting Forum.  Each background check is specific to the individual; in your case you could have time in the USA within the time period that they're looking at and Mintz may not be able to find information as such is requesting a USA background check.  You should really reach out to your CFRC to find out what they're asking for specifically and why.

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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2017, 02:22:43 »
Hello,

I lived in the USA for a time as an adult.
I am told I need to get an FBI clearance check
Can anyone be specific about what exactly I need to provide?

I was told "tell the FBI you need it to get into Canadian Armed Forces" but I don't think this will work.

it's this https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks
I have had it done.
and it does actually take 3 months.

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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2017, 01:18:11 »
I'm planning on applying to the Canadian Forces soon, although I am waiting for my citizenship.

I was born in Dubai, but they do not give out citizenships unless you are at least a second generation native. However, I do hold a Pakistani citizenship and passport, and that is my nationality on my Birth Certificate. I lived in Dubai since I was born, in 2000, to August 23rd, 2013

How will this affect my processing times?

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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #80 on: December 11, 2017, 11:22:11 »
The first thing you need is a Canadian citizenship so unless you have one then you would have to wait until then. Then I guess you are in for a quite lenghty reference/background check, you can read up on other thread about the topic of background check for people who lived abroad and maybe check the recruiting of permanent residents as I guess this is your legal status until you get your citizenship. Good luck with your application sir.

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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #81 on: December 11, 2017, 11:27:07 »
I'm planning on applying to the Canadian Forces soon, although I am waiting for my citizenship.

I was born in Dubai, but they do not give out citizenships unless you are at least a second generation native. However, I do hold a Pakistani citizenship and passport, and that is my nationality on my Birth Certificate. I lived in Dubai since I was born, in 2000, to August 23rd, 2013

How will this affect my processing times?
In all honesty it will likely increase your wait time. There likely will be additional background security checks done. This is common for people who have lived outside of Canada.
Try not to be discouraged but it does take a long time. Contact a recruiter and they can give you more info.

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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #82 on: December 11, 2017, 11:56:33 »
I was born in Dubai, but they do not give out citizenships unless you are at least a second generation native. However, I do hold a Pakistani citizenship and passport, and that is my nationality on my Birth Certificate. I lived in Dubai since I was born, in 2000, to August 23rd, 2013

How will this affect my processing times?

There is no indication of processing time on the official site,
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/apply-now/application-process.html
5. Reliability screening

See also,

Security Check/Level Superthread [MERGED]
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=1399.875
36 pages.

check the recruiting of permanent residents as I guess this is your legal status until you get your citizenship.

Recruiting Permanent Residents 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,13555.225.html
10 pages.

From a CAF Recruiter,
You can't apply to the CF unless you are a Canadian Citizen.

There are exceptions made from time to time, but these are very rare and require extensive prior military service/training as mentioned above.

As always, Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.

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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #83 on: December 14, 2017, 17:06:01 »
Hi everyone,

I completed my interview today and was told that because I lived in Germany for part of my university education I need to get a background check completed by Germany. I knew that this would be required seeing as I was there for over the 6 month period. However, I was under the impression that the CAF would be completing the check.

I was told that I am responsible for getting the check done myself, and that the Canadian name for the form is a Criminal Records Name Check, but my interviewer didn't know if the name would be the same in Germany. They were also unable to tell me how to start the process of obtaining this documentation.

I'm a little lost, I have researched for a few hours and can't find anything. Any input on where to start, and if the information I was given is correct, would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Background Check (Merged)
« Reply #84 on: Yesterday at 00:55:25 »
Hi everyone,

I completed my interview today and was told that because I lived in Germany for part of my university education I need to get a background check completed by Germany. I knew that this would be required seeing as I was there for over the 6 month period. However, I was under the impression that the CAF would be completing the check.

I was told that I am responsible for getting the check done myself, and that the Canadian name for the form is a Criminal Records Name Check, but my interviewer didn't know if the name would be the same in Germany. They were also unable to tell me how to start the process of obtaining this documentation.

I'm a little lost, I have researched for a few hours and can't find anything. Any input on where to start, and if the information I was given is correct, would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Hello hcahopeful,

What you'll need is known in Germany as a Certificate of Conduct (Führungszeugnis). Applying for one is a relatively straightforward, quick procedure, even from within Canada. From the gov.ca website, here's an overview of the application process:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/medical-police/police-certificates/how/germany.html
Next, from the German Ministry of Justice, here's the website where you'll find the forms and the means to pay online:
https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/DE/Themen/Buergerdienste/BZR/Inland/FAQ_node.html

You'll need to print off the form, have it notarized (bring some ID) and then mailed to the address listed in Bonn. Your finished certificate can't be mailed to a third-party, so you'll need to have it sent to your address and then you can drop it off at your recruiting centre.  If you have no record, it'll only be one word (in German), so hopefully they won't make you have it officially translated (my recruiting centre had a German speaker who did mine for me in-house). Best to clarify with your file manager while you're waiting about what they will do with the certificate once they have it (these documents expire within six months), as they originally thought I needed mine to be notarized, which means finding a German-speaking notary or taking it to the German embassy.

Hope that helps.