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Old Sep 22nd 2007, 9:51 pm
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Hi all. Anyone recently done a UK Police Check?

We've just sent ours off, and it says they'll be done in 40 days etc, but is it currently taking that long?

Just trying to guestimate a schedule to stick in our Work to Reside visa - currently it is looking exceedingly tight if it runs the full 40 days -

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Old Sep 22nd 2007, 10:27 pm
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It took the full 40 days and a few more for ours i think but that was when we were still in the UK...........not sure if it will take any longer with you doing it from here just the extra days for post i guess...............
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It took the full 40 days and a few more for ours i think but that was when we were still in the UK...........not sure if it will take any longer with you doing it from here just the extra days for post i guess...............
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I should have got off my arse and done them so long ago, and now it's in the lap of the gods. Ah well, hopefully it won't take too long. The worst thing is that our application will go in mid November, meaning it will be processed over the Christmas period and we all know what that means. Processing speed = gooooooo sloooooooow

Anyone done one in the UK this past month - police check that is?
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It may be better depending on force area.....

I knew when we put them in that the force concerned was slow on paperwork for all sorts of things as i used to work for them......

Other police forces could well be quicker.

Good luck getting them done.....
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They all get forwarded to the Met in London, so individual forces dont really figure in the time taken
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hi

We had ours done back in may june time in uk and took full 40 days plus extra four days in the post but I think it was only because I chased them up daily as soon as 40 expired

Hope this helps!!
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hi

We had ours done back in may june time in uk and took full 40 days plus extra four days in the post but I think it was only because I chased them up daily as soon as 40 expired

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We got ours back in June and it took about 40 days.
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We got ours back in June and it took about 40 days.
We got ours back 3 weeks ago...and they landed on the 42nd day...which is the day you can start chasing them if they dont turn up...from what i understand it is Scotland Yard, which slow things up...as they are handling so many nowadays!!!
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Well thanks all for the responses - looks like it'll be the full 40, so we'll just have to buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Here's hoping!
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Originally Posted by Wiz'n'Ton View Post
Well thanks all for the responses - looks like it'll be the full 40, so we'll just have to buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Here's hoping!

Hiya,
Just as a thought in an effort to help you speed up the process, can you fax the forms over to your parents, sister, great aunt Maud or the milkman and get them to hand them in at the local 'constabulary' ?

Or scan it in & email it Or failing that carrier pigeon
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on this subject - is it possible to get a work to residence visa without the police check - remember reading something on the form that said if you only needed one if you planned to stay for 2 years... ??
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Originally Posted by Wiz'n'Ton View Post
Well thanks all for the responses - looks like it'll be the full 40, so we'll just have to buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Here's hoping!
If it helps i know for the ITA it said you could submit everything whilst still waiting for things like police checks. At least then they could start, they just wont grant it without seeing the police checks first. You'll find Immigration closed for 3 weeks over Christmas so the sooner you get everything in the better.
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