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http://www.acpo.police.uk/certificates.asp

I notice on there website it says. " Association of chief police officers, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As I live in Scotland, can I still use them for my police report?


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I notice on there website it says. " Association of chief police officers, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As I live in Scotland, can I still use them for my police report?

Hi

Now I'm totally confused - there is an ACPO and an ACPOS which is the scottish one. I checked out the ACPOS site and can't find any information on police checks.

I'll email ACPO to find out - because I'll be needing a police check soon .. woooo hoooo .. ummm sorry got a bit excited there ... :dance:

I'll post if I get an answer back ...


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Use the phone number and call them. 0845 60 13 999

The Scottish records are separate from the English and Welsh ones as are the NI ones.

As the Embassy asks for a UK certificate they may have an arrangement with the Scottish CRO to cover all four countries. Only they can really answer your questions.


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Hi

I received a reply from my email to ACPO - they said they cover Scotland too :yes:

I've saved the site in my favourites for future use .. another thing marked off my list of things to do lol!

Have a great weekend everyone ...


K-1

All information is in my timeline ....

AOS

08.22.09 ~~~ Posted AOS docs to Chicago

08.28.09 ~~~ Notice Date

08.31.09 ~~~ Received 3 x NOA's in the mail

09.01.09 ~~~ Date changed on status tracker - a "touch" woot ....

09.04.09 ~~~ Appointment notice arrived for Biometrics

09.22.09 ~~~ Biometrics

09.22.09 ~~~ A wee touch to AOS and EAD

09.23.09 ~~~ Another touch to both - email re transfer to Calfornia

10.05.09 ~~~ Emails to say both EAD and AP are approved!

10.06.09 ~~~ Touches to both EAD and AP

10.07.09 ~~~ Touch to EAD

10.08.09 ~~~ Touch and email advising card production for EAD

10.13.09 ~~~ EAD received!

10.15.09 ~~~ Applied for SS Number .....

10.20.09 ~~~ Email saying AOS approved and card being produced!!

10.24.09 ~~~ Green card received!

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and just for further confirmation I already have my police certificates (I got a copy also) from ACPO so yep they do Scotland to, although they should make it a little clearer.

It is also nice to be sent a single A4 piece of paper saying 'No Trace' and thats it :D .


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and just for further confirmation I already have my police certificates (I got a copy also) from ACPO so yep they do Scotland to, although they should make it a little clearer.

It is also nice to be sent a single A4 piece of paper saying 'No Trace' and thats it :D .

It is always nice to see that I agree!!!!!!!!


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I notice on there website it says. " Association of chief police officers, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As I live in Scotland, can I still use them for my police report?

Hi

Now I'm totally confused - there is an ACPO and an ACPOS which is the scottish one. I checked out the ACPOS site and can't find any information on police checks.

I'll email ACPO to find out - because I'll be needing a police check soon .. woooo hoooo .. ummm sorry got a bit excited there ... :dance:

I'll post if I get an answer back ...

WELL it seems no one has the answer for this, but thanks to my Sherlockian tenacity i have unearthed the mystery of exactly what is on the uk police certificate. if you have a category c caution, that did not result in a conviction and have a clear record the record is stepped down from your record after 5 years and is only available for the police to view.

if you have a category b or a, the time it takes to step down is dependent on the severity of the crime, and the time starts at 10 years to 30 years, or never. to get a more comprehensive list of the rules of whats on a police certificate please look here, its comprehensive and will put your mind at rest if like me you had a little blip many a eon ago.

copy and paste this link into your browser.

"http://www.acpo.police.uk/asp/policies/Data/Retention%20of%20Records06.pdf"

See ya!!!!

P and J


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I notice on there website it says. " Association of chief police officers, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As I live in Scotland, can I still use them for my police report?

Hi

Now I'm totally confused - there is an ACPO and an ACPOS which is the scottish one. I checked out the ACPOS site and can't find any information on police checks.

I'll email ACPO to find out - because I'll be needing a police check soon .. woooo hoooo .. ummm sorry got a bit excited there ... :dance:

I'll post if I get an answer back ...

WELL it seems no one has the answer for this, but thanks to my Sherlockian tenacity i have unearthed the mystery of exactly what is on the uk police certificate. if you have a category c caution, that did not result in a conviction and have a clear record the record is stepped down from your record after 5 years and is only available for the police to view.

if you have a category b or a, the time it takes to step down is dependent on the severity of the crime, and the time starts at 10 years to 30 years, or never. to get a more comprehensive list of the rules of whats on a police certificate please look here, its comprehensive and will put your mind at rest if like me you had a little blip many a eon ago.

copy and paste this link into your browser.

"http://www.acpo.police.uk/asp/policies/Data/Retention%20of%20Records06.pdf"

See ya!!!!

P and J

but the US require you to declare it for visa purposes even if it is not on the certificate. The convictions become "spent", or as you are calling it stepped down, under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (if that hasn't been superseded) and the US do not accept the idea of convictions becoming "spent".


What to expect at the POE - WIKI entry

IR-1 Timeline IR-1 details in my timeline

N-400 Timeline

2009-08-21 Applied for US Citizenship

2009-08-28 NOA

2009-09-22 Biometrics appointment

2009-12-01 Interview - Approved

2009-12-02 Oath ceremony - now a US Citizen

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First of all I have to once again say how great VJ and all its members are. I have been looking for the answer to this question for a while now and I am a policeman here in Scotland. ACPO is just all the chief constables of all the forces in NI, Wales and England and ACPO(S) is just the same for Scotland. The reason for 2 different is that Scottish law is different from the rest of the UK however both do the same job.

Thanks william wallace for the link to the application for the police certificate, been a great help. Hopefully i'll get my NOA2 in the next 3-6 weeks and can make it to the US to be with Courtney before christmas. Positive thinking will hopefully work lol

Good luck all and keep up the good work!!

Stuart :)


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