The Special Analytic department, Bureau of Criminal Identification (“BCI”) administers a register of criminal records and police records data. Rhode Island Background Check or Police Clearance Certificate is an official document that is issued by the Office of the Attorney, Rhode Island. The Rhode Island, Background Check is maintained at the Special Analytic department Bureau of Criminal Identification, to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. You will have to write a letter to Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Identification (“BCI”) stating that you require a PCC and that you are authorizing our organization to collect it on your behalf. All BCI records are confidential law enforcement documents. However, these records may be released according to state and federal statute for specified purposes. These certificates must be valid at the time of issuance of the visa or other immigration permit. The Bureau of Criminal Identification (“BCI”) only, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the State Rhode Island Police authorities, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in Rhode Island. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. Applicants that have lived in Rhode Island for more than 6 months at any time should obtain a Police Clearance Certificate.
The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in the Rhode Island, including full addresses. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our Organization for Police Clearance Certificate. The State Rhode Island, Bureau of Criminal Identification (“BCI”) Authorities will not issue the certificates to applicants not in possession of dependent pass/work permit. The Bureau of Criminal Identification authorities would requires a letter that proofs you have been lived in Rhode Island; such period as claimed. The Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Identification takes 3 to 4 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. The certificate will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application.
We will give the original Police Clearance Certificate within 2 to 3 weeks. (The processing time will increases if a person was ever charged by the police)
Payment is non-refundable once the application is processed.
State of Rhode Island, Office of the Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Identification,
150 South Main Street Providence, RI, 02903
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