Effective April 1, 2012 - All American JFRV applicants MUST use an FBI background check


Really appropriate your post. But I’m not a criminal :frowning:

I want to do this properly but I am haunted by my stupidity as an 18 year old. It’s depressing the hell out of me. I am going to go with your suggestion if all else fails. thanks. (I’m in London)


Then you have nothing to worry about. Just do the background check.

Then have the background check only cover the time time which would successfully exlude [strike]criminal activity[/strike] youthful creativity. Taiwan only requires the past 5 years of criminal background history.

Otherwise, just come and get your employment based ARC first. No criminal history is required for that. Afterward, change it to a JFRV based on your marriage. It’s easy. Really. Seen it done numerous times.


Northcoast Surfer,

I have a few questions for you in regards to ARC. Could you PM me?