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Stoof Sep 4th 2008 7:54 pm

police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
erm.... i've read lots on here people talking about police certs for £10, yet i've just followed the link on NZIS website to ACPO and they say £35...

i'm confused (no change there then!)

my enhanced CRB check is just being completed at work (they don't know i'm leaving yet!) will this do?!

thanks all!

Vitalstatistix Sep 4th 2008 9:51 pm

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
I went to our local cop shop & asked them for the appropriate form to fill in, sent it off & cost a tenner but that was 4 yrs ago now, maybe it's inflation or to aid the police party fund :lol:

teebrown Sep 5th 2008 6:52 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
We paid £35 each as well, but people who have gone to their local cop shop only paid £10 and i think if your CRB is current that is do. If you submit your CRB and immigration come back to you saying not good enough, then quickly go and get a £35 one done, ours came back within 10 days.

Good luck

P2L Sep 5th 2008 7:28 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
Check on your local police force site for prices.

I've just checked our old forces site, ( Northants) and it's still £10.

You are looking for Data Protection Subject Access

Pollyana Sep 5th 2008 9:18 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 

Originally Posted by Stoof (Post 6749557)
erm.... i've read lots on here people talking about police certs for £10, yet i've just followed the link on NZIS website to ACPO and they say £35...

i'm confused (no change there then!)

my enhanced CRB check is just being completed at work (they don't know i'm leaving yet!) will this do?!

thanks all!

You will need the ACPO check. The old £10 checks done through the local Forces are not used for immigration to certain countries now, NZ included, though they still exist as the are used for thousands of other purposes.

A CRB check has never been acceptable for immigration purposes.

Stoof Sep 5th 2008 11:29 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
thanks all!

£35 it is then!

nic.gem.soph Sep 6th 2008 9:51 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) are currently trialling a scheme for immigration purposes, a new and quicker(?!) way of getting police certificates and they cost £35.... the old way is no longer.....

nic

Beetrooper Sep 7th 2008 9:30 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
Hi,

we have just had our Police certs done and it was £35 each and we had them back in 10 days - mind you they squash the photo down on the certificate and I look like a munchkin - nice!!!

Just the medicals to go!

Scouse Dave Sep 7th 2008 10:11 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 

Originally Posted by Beetrooper (Post 6758061)
Hi,

we have just had our Police certs done and it was £35 each and we had them back in 10 days - mind you they squash the photo down on the certificate and I look like a munchkin - nice!!!

Just the medicals to go!

Oh, is THAT all?? :(

(Best of luck btw!)

AndyRuth Sep 9th 2008 11:10 pm

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
Hi all ,

took out ITA down to NZ House yesterday ( 9th ) with the £10 police checks , they are still accepting them at the moment - may just save you a few quid !!

JasonSouthYorks Sep 10th 2008 4:01 pm

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
The £10 ones aren't done locally, they are sent to Scotland Yard for processing via your local force. This check will show up any cautions or convictions showing on PNC. I believe this is what NZIS are interested in.

CYGNET Sep 13th 2008 2:06 pm

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 6751482)
You will need the ACPO check. The old £10 checks done through the local Forces are not used for immigration to certain countries now, NZ included, though they still exist as the are used for thousands of other purposes.

A CRB check has never been acceptable for immigration purposes.

Is it true that the Acpo £35 police checks are only valid for 6 months. Ours are dated the 30th May, so if we do get Visa shortly, we will need to validate before Nov 08, is that correct. We had our medicals last week, so they should be OK.

Kimi-Deacon Sep 14th 2008 8:57 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
We went online to our local police force, downloaded the form, filled it in and took to the police station in our town with our ID and it cost £10, and immigration accepted it no problems.

http://www.norfolk.police.uk/artPDF/A220Jan06.pdf

The above link is for the form issued by Norfolk Police, your local force should have a similar form.

Scouse Dave Sep 14th 2008 9:11 am

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 
Whether a tenner or 35 quid - pay up and move on. When you get your "We'll let you live here" letter, they'll sting you for another $300 as a "migrants levy". And that's in addition to the $700 they lift off you for processing your paperwork....get used to it if you're coming here! ;-)

JasonSouthYorks Sep 14th 2008 1:31 pm

Re: police cert £35??? thought it was a tenner?!
 

Originally Posted by Scouse Dave (Post 6781863)
Whether a tenner or 35 quid - pay up and move on. When you get your "We'll let you live here" letter, they'll sting you for another $300 as a "migrants levy". And that's in addition to the $700 they lift off you for processing your paperwork....get used to it if you're coming here! ;-)

You've missed the point. Nobody is moaning about the cost, it is whether NZIS accept the £10 or not as some of us weren't even aware of the £35 one. And whether the visas would be held up if we had to re-apply for another police check.
Also, by the time our ITA has been submitted we are all aware of the costs involved.


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