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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #160 on: March 16, 2016, 10:49:54 am »
Korean Immigration (and therefore the Consulates in Canada) previously accepted regular CRCs, but changed to only accepting CRCs with fingerprints starting April 1st, 2015.

http://can-vancouver.mofa.go.kr/english/am/can-vancouver/visa/criminal/index.jsp
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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #161 on: March 16, 2016, 01:42:05 pm »
Korean Immigration (and therefore the Consulates in Canada) previously accepted regular CRCs, but changed to only accepting CRCs with fingerprints starting April 1st, 2015.

http://can-vancouver.mofa.go.kr/english/am/can-vancouver/visa/criminal/index.jsp

That link only mentions CRCs coming from BC, AB, SK, YK, and NWT. The website for the Korean Consulate in Toronto doesn't mention needing fingerprints at all.


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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #162 on: March 16, 2016, 01:51:20 pm »
Korean Immigration (and therefore the Consulates in Canada) previously accepted regular CRCs, but changed to only accepting CRCs with fingerprints starting April 1st, 2015.

http://can-vancouver.mofa.go.kr/english/am/can-vancouver/visa/criminal/index.jsp

Hmm wonder if gnomon didn't have to cause he was in Ontario. I insisted on getting my fingerprints taken at the local police station, but he said it wasn't necessary. I can't see why having fingerprints on it matters though.
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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #163 on: March 16, 2016, 01:56:37 pm »
Korean Immigration (and therefore the Consulates in Canada) previously accepted regular CRCs, but changed to only accepting CRCs with fingerprints starting April 1st, 2015.

http://can-vancouver.mofa.go.kr/english/am/can-vancouver/visa/criminal/index.jsp

That link only mentions CRCs coming from BC, AB, SK, YK, and NWT. The website for the Korean Consulate in Toronto doesn't mention needing fingerprints at all.

A bit curious here. Did you get your degree and CRC notarized at a Korean embassy, send your documents to Korea, receive your NOA, then go to the embassy again to get the visa issued?
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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #164 on: March 16, 2016, 02:05:26 pm »
On a side note, do you know if these expire? I have the same one marked Dec 2012, stamped by the embassy etc. I've used it for the first job (when I still lived in Canada) and the subsequent 3 jobs I've had here.

Is it good forever? I've lived in Korea the entire time, if that helps.
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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #165 on: March 17, 2016, 12:38:41 am »
On a side note, do you know if these expire? I have the same one marked Dec 2012, stamped by the embassy etc. I've used it for the first job (when I still lived in Canada) and the subsequent 3 jobs I've had here.

Is it good forever? I've lived in Korea the entire time, if that helps.

Valid for six months I think
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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #166 on: March 17, 2016, 07:17:08 am »
Korean Immigration (and therefore the Consulates in Canada) previously accepted regular CRCs, but changed to only accepting CRCs with fingerprints starting April 1st, 2015.

http://can-vancouver.mofa.go.kr/english/am/can-vancouver/visa/criminal/index.jsp

That link only mentions CRCs coming from BC, AB, SK, YK, and NWT. The website for the Korean Consulate in Toronto doesn't mention needing fingerprints at all.

A bit curious here. Did you get your degree and CRC notarized at a Korean embassy, send your documents to Korea, receive your NOA, then go to the embassy again to get the visa issued?

Let's see if I can remember. Degree copies notarized by a lawyer. Notarized degree and CRC stamped by Korean embassy. Mailed to Korea. NOA given by recruiter/employer. Back to embassy to get visa in passport.

On a side note, do you know if these expire? I have the same one marked Dec 2012, stamped by the embassy etc. I've used it for the first job (when I still lived in Canada) and the subsequent 3 jobs I've had here.

Is it good forever? I've lived in Korea the entire time, if that helps.

Valid for six months I think

Six months before submitting it. If it's on file, and you remain on the same visa, you shouldn't need a new one, at least not from Canada. I know people who have had to get Korean CRCs for new jobs instead.


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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #167 on: April 25, 2016, 05:00:22 pm »
FYI: It took 7 business days to receive my CRC.

Unless you're on Vancouver Island it could come sooner since it's mailed from Ottawa.
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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #168 on: March 28, 2017, 07:54:03 am »
I have sent all the necessary E-2 Visa documents to my recruiter in Korea.  She is now saying that immigration will only accept a fingerprint check for my Visa Issuance Number.  However, when I applied for a Visa in October 2015 I did not require this.  I sent a standard RCMP check, the same I sent this time.  I am from Ontario, btw.  Is there anything I can say to my recruiter to avoid getting the fingerprint check?
I have read over this thread and noticed that others have had the same experience.  They only needed an RCMP check without fingerprints.
So frustrating...