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UK/Ireland! Two police certificates needed???

Old Oct 11th 2019, 8:13 am
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Hello,

I am applying for an Essential Skills Work Visa. In the part about police certificates, I have query/problem.

I was born in and have lived in the United Kingdom my whole life. I only have an Irish passport though, due to the fact that people born in Northern Ireland (because of politics) are both Irish and British. The online application form is asking me for a Republic of Ireland police certificate and a UK one.

Does this mean that I really have to upload two police certificates from both countries? Or can I upload a UK police certificate and explain why (politics) later. Maybe this is something the NZ immigration have come across before?

Please any one with knowledge/experience of this let me know.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old Oct 11th 2019, 9:25 am
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Hello,

I am applying for an Essential Skills Work Visa. In the part about police certificates, I have query/problem.

I was born in and have lived in the United Kingdom my whole life. I only have an Irish passport though, due to the fact that people born in Northern Ireland (because of politics) are both Irish and British. The online application form is asking me for a Republic of Ireland police certificate and a UK one.

Does this mean that I really have to upload two police certificates from both countries? Or can I upload a UK police certificate and explain why (politics) later. Maybe this is something the NZ immigration have come across before?

Please any one with knowledge/experience of this let me know.

Many thanks in advance.
No, i'm from the North of Ireland aswell and just got a UK certificate from the ACRO site i believe. The immigration officer should already understand these circumstances where there is dual nationality. To be safe attach a cover letter with your application and explain these circumstances and all should be fine
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Old Oct 11th 2019, 9:31 am
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It would seem, sometimes what you hope for comes true.

Thanks Paddy.
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Default Re: UK/Ireland! Two police certificates needed???

if you have never lived in Ireland then you wont need a Police Certificate for Ireland. As already said just explain the situation when sending in your application.
If Immigration need to verify things the whole application is stopped until that verification has been approved so not sending things in can make the whole process longer.
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It would seem, sometimes what you hope for comes true.

Thanks Paddy.
No worries, hope all goes well mate
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