Hi there!, In country applications will require "PCC corresponding to the country of origin or those countries where you have lived for more than 1 year over the past 3 years, and also an ARG PCC. It doesn´t matter if you have not spent sufficient time in the USA, they will ask for it anyway as it is your country of origin.Thanks for the response!
Getting ahold of the FBI background check is the bit I am working on now. The option of having my prints taken here, mailing them to the FBI and then getting them back here sounds like it may take longer than I have available still on my Visa (Until April 7th).
Any suggestions regarding getting this process done more quickly? I’m following a lead on a group that claims to take the prints digitally with a 5 day turn around time (excluding transit time) but have yet to get a response.
Additionally, in my case I have been here for the past 3.5 years (have spent a total of 10 weeks in the states since getting here), so the FBI background check would not exactly fulfill the requirement of “the country in which I have lived for at least a year in the past 3 years”. That country would be Argentina.
With regards to securing the PCC from ARG, last time I did it for a client, it was indeed very lengthy. Fingerprints taken on a fingerprint chart and shipped to the FBI, and then waiting for the FBI to send it back to you, plus the APOSTILLE legalization on it, it took several weeks to have the document back in ARG. If now there is an FBI Certificate with 5-days processing time available, I suggest that you explore it in full! -- DON´T FORGET ABOUT THE APOSTILLE, you have nothing without it. Best!