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Police Clearance, whats on the reply? (UK)

Old May 4th 2003, 5:04 am
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Geoff Tomkins
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Default Police Clearance, whats on the reply? (UK)

Can anyone tell me what the police clearance cirtificate from the
United Kingdom says on it? will it say, for instance, I was arrested?
I was charged? the charges were dropped? I was found innocent? I was
found guilty?

Just to clarify things... charges were dropped against me several
months ago... also... I was tried two years ago... and found not
guilty... thats it! :0(

My Wife is Canadian, I'm English, and we married two months ago :0)
I'm affraid I'll be thrown out of Canada :0( What will happen to me
and my wife then?

Can "someone" reasure me??????? :0((

Geoff...
 
Old May 5th 2003, 1:26 am
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The Wizzard
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Default Re: Police Clearance, whats on the reply? (UK)

I'm not entirely sure what it says if it find something. If it doesn't then
all you get is a letter saying something along the lines of them being
unable to find any information about you. They won't issue a "certificate"
in the UK that says you aren't a criminal, just a letter saying the police
national computer holds no info about you.

If you were charged but then the charges were dropped my guess is that
wouldn't show because it searches for prosecutions and convictions, so in a
case where you were not prosecuted then i don't see why that would appear.
The case case where you were prosecuted will i imagine show up, however as
you say you were found not guilty which means you commited no crime.

As you commited no crime i don't see how this will effect you now. The
problems arise when you have a criminal record, or when you are found guilty
of a crime but say it is a lesser crime in the UK and you are let off with a
warning or something and you forget about it but then in immigration it is
taken against Canadian Law and it turns out to be a serious offence in
Canada and you are found inadmissable. I think this can happen a lot with
Americans who are convicted of drink driving offences in some states where
it's a misdemeanor or something and so they get no real punishment but then
find it's a criminal offence in Canada and are found inadmissable.

I wouldn't worry too much in yoru case though because i fail to see how
someone who has never been found guilty of a crime could be found criminaly
inadmissable. The police make a habit of trying innocent people but it
shouldn't affect them in this way.




"Geoff Tomkins" wrote in message
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    > Can anyone tell me what the police clearance cirtificate from the
    > United Kingdom says on it? will it say, for instance, I was arrested?
    > I was charged? the charges were dropped? I was found innocent? I was
    > found guilty?
    > Just to clarify things... charges were dropped against me several
    > months ago... also... I was tried two years ago... and found not
    > guilty... thats it! :0(
    > My Wife is Canadian, I'm English, and we married two months ago :0)
    > I'm affraid I'll be thrown out of Canada :0( What will happen to me
    > and my wife then?
    > Can "someone" reasure me??????? :0((
    > Geoff...
 
Old May 5th 2003, 5:49 am
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hi geoff
i was arrested a couple of years ago and spent a night in the cells. i wasnt charged and therefore didnt go to court. when i applied to the police for my clearance the arrest and reasons why were on my record and certificate. i called the police asked them to remove it and applied again and it came back clear. hope this helps. this was in the UK btw
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Old May 5th 2003, 10:40 am
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Suzieq
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Default Re: Police Clearance, whats on the reply? (UK)

hi Geoff

I dont know about the UK... but when i got mine back from the US it
had the charge on it.. and then stated the date the charge was
dismissed. I disclosed this charge and the dismissal to CIC when I
applyed for PR, and my application was approved no problems at all. I
think they are looking for convictions. Just because you were charged
for a crime doesnt mean your guilty unless they convict you.
 
Old May 10th 2003, 6:23 am
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Pmm
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Default Re: Police Clearance, whats on the reply? (UK)

Hi Geoff

"Geoff Tomkins" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Can anyone tell me what the police clearance cirtificate from the
    > United Kingdom says on it? will it say, for instance, I was arrested?
    > I was charged? the charges were dropped? I was found innocent? I was
    > found guilty?
    > Just to clarify things... charges were dropped against me several
    > months ago... also... I was tried two years ago... and found not
    > guilty... thats it! :0(
    > My Wife is Canadian, I'm English, and we married two months ago :0)
    > I'm affraid I'll be thrown out of Canada :0( What will happen to me
    > and my wife then?
    > Can "someone" reasure me??????? :0((
    > Geoff...

No convictions, no problem.

PMM
 

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