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obtaining police certificate in london from afar

Old Sep 9th 2002, 9:25 pm
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Any help with this would be appreciated.... ! My fiancee lived in London for 15 mos. and we need to get his police certificate from there for DCF filing. He mailed a request in. Is there a phone number where you can check to make sure London Police received it? A number where you can pay some exorbitant fee and they will airmail it to you? Thanks for any advice. Anyone have any experience with getting this via mail?

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They are by law supposed to send it to you within 40 days,
and seem to do that.
If you want to chase them you need to phone the local Police Headquarters where you sent it to.
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Originally posted by cmp:
All,

Any help with this would be appreciated.... ! My fiancee lived in London for 15 mos. and we need to get his police certificate from there for DCF filing. He mailed a request in. Is there a phone number where you can check to make sure London Police received it? A number where you can pay some exorbitant fee and they will airmail it to you? Thanks for any advice. Anyone have any experience with getting this via mail?

Grazie!
We were outside the country when we ordered the British police cert. They were very helpful at the local level and we received the certificate (by Greek mail no less!) within the 40 days.
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Old Sep 11th 2002, 3:54 pm
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Was it in the 20-30 day mark? Or closer to 40? I am hopeful myself and soon to be hubby will be able to fly out together!!!




Originally posted by meauxna:

We were outside the country when we ordered the British police cert. They were very helpful at the local level and we received the certificate (by Greek mail no less!) within the 40 days.
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Originally posted by cmp:
Was it in the 20-30 day mark? Or closer to 40? I am hopeful myself and soon to be hubby will be able to fly out together!!!
OK, looking back in my little diary...
April 15: called to get correct form mailed to us from UK Police
April 22: mailed form to our agent in UK to include 10pound cheque and forward to local police.
May 10 rc'd notice of receipt and that the 40 day clock was ticking
June 6 rc'd certificate

YMMV
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YOWSERS! More like 2 months total process! I am wondering if it was posted in London, where we could call to check in on it. I assume to Scotland Yard or something? Suggestions?


Originally posted by meauxna:

OK, looking back in my little diary...
April 15: called to get correct form mailed to us from UK Police
April 22: mailed form to our agent in UK to include 10pound cheque and forward to local police.
May 10 rc'd notice of receipt and that the 40 day clock was ticking
June 6 rc'd certificate

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YOWSERS! More like 2 months total process! I am wondering if it was posted in London, where we could call to check in on it. I assume to Scotland Yard or something? Suggestions?

Please remember that we were dealing with the Greek mail system here.

I'm sure things will move faster elsewhere.
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