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I'm currently being over organised and deciding instead of waiting around for our NOA2 we might aswell do something useful so I'm ordering my police certificate for when the time comes.

I went into my local station (Brighton) and requested the forms (saves on buying the printer ink) and then was, after much faff, given an Nov '09 version and when requesting them the police officers didn't seem to have much knowledge of the ACRO forms, insisting I needed a CRB to work with children (!? something I already have anyway for my job.. Though not with children, and I'm aware that isn't valid for this process) - I have no idea where that came from. Anyway, moving on.

So I'm thinking the bobbies at Brighton may not be my first resource for my questions!

I DID print off (after shelling out begrudgingly for overpriced ink) the correct form. Now, I have read somewhere that you need to have a record of where you've lived since you were 16/for the last 10 years. This form, which doesn't seem region specific, asks for history of 5 years. My concern is I've lived at my current address for 5 years and a few months, prior to that I lived up north for just over a year, prior to that, I lived in the same address I'm in now. I have no criminal record whatsoever but I'm wondering if this will suffice, or do I have to contact somewhere else that requests 10 years? I know how ####### this visa system can be!

Also, wondering if anyone knows, my boss has in the past been able to authorise and sign the passport photos and forms for passports, she's not in the listed professionals but she is the manager of the care home I work in currently. Do you think that would wash? My GP charges for his service (Gosh I know how tight I must seem with money but I'm saving so hard at the moment for the future! I swear I'm not Scrooge reincarnate!)

Any help would be great. Thanks.

Carrie

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I-129F Sent: 2010-11-22

I-129F NOA1: 2010-12-01

*..twiddling thumbs and some planes later*

I-129F NOA2: 2011-05-02

NVC Received: 2011-05-06

NVC Left: 2011-05-12

Consulate Received: 2011-05-20

Packet 3 Received: 2011-05-26

Packet 3 Sent: 2011-05-28

Medical: 2011-06-14

Packet 4 Received: 2011-07-04

Interview Date: 2011-08-26 - APPROVED

P.O.E 2011-09-16

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I'm currently being over organised and deciding instead of waiting around for our NOA2 we might aswell do something useful so I'm ordering my police certificate for when the time comes.

I went into my local station (Brighton) and requested the forms (saves on buying the printer ink) and then was, after much faff, given an Nov '09 version and when requesting them the police officers didn't seem to have much knowledge of the ACRO forms, insisting I needed a CRB to work with children (!? something I already have anyway for my job.. Though not with children, and I'm aware that isn't valid for this process) - I have no idea where that came from. Anyway, moving on.

So I'm thinking the bobbies at Brighton may not be my first resource for my questions!

I DID print off (after shelling out begrudgingly for overpriced ink) the correct form. Now, I have read somewhere that you need to have a record of where you've lived since you were 16/for the last 10 years. This form, which doesn't seem region specific, asks for history of 5 years. My concern is I've lived at my current address for 5 years and a few months, prior to that I lived up north for just over a year, prior to that, I lived in the same address I'm in now. I have no criminal record whatsoever but I'm wondering if this will suffice, or do I have to contact somewhere else that requests 10 years? I know how ####### this visa system can be!

Also, wondering if anyone knows, my boss has in the past been able to authorise and sign the passport photos and forms for passports, she's not in the listed professionals but she is the manager of the care home I work in currently. Do you think that would wash? My GP charges for his service (Gosh I know how tight I must seem with money but I'm saving so hard at the moment for the future! I swear I'm not Scrooge reincarnate!)

Any help would be great. Thanks.

Carrie

Hey Carrie girl, can you post the link to the correct form?? My bloke will need that soon.. Thanks!!


I-129F Sent : 2010-11-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-12-07

Touched: 2010-12-13

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moving thread to:

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

This is the place to post your experiences or questions related to this last step before moving to the US. Topics relating to I-134's, packets sent from consulate and medical & police certificates should be posted here.


YMMV

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Hey Carrie girl, can you post the link to the correct form?? My bloke will need that soon.. Thanks!!

Hey wendie!

The form is available in Word or PDF here:

UK ACPO Criminal Records Office (ACRO)


I-129F Sent: 2010-11-22

I-129F NOA1: 2010-12-01

*..twiddling thumbs and some planes later*

I-129F NOA2: 2011-05-02

NVC Received: 2011-05-06

NVC Left: 2011-05-12

Consulate Received: 2011-05-20

Packet 3 Received: 2011-05-26

Packet 3 Sent: 2011-05-28

Medical: 2011-06-14

Packet 4 Received: 2011-07-04

Interview Date: 2011-08-26 - APPROVED

P.O.E 2011-09-16

reilly's pretty music <3

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I beleive you have to have a form from every Country you have lived in for over a year un less you are Armed Forces when you can use your records you get at end of service for times spend abroad with the forces hope this helps also it costs £45 to get your Police Cert good luck I've got mine and it lasts for onre year need a photo with the form when you send it off

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You're not going to get through this process without printing loads of stuff so don't conserve on ink buying.

Just follow the form instructions. Last 5 years at one address, then that's all you put. They can find what they need on you for the whole of the UK with that. If you lived in France for a period of time since age 16, then you'd need a French police certificate also.

Carrie and Wendi--you might want to read the document in the link in my signature for some UK specific information.


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jlisakay thank you for the information.

nich-nick, you're a diamond, thank you. have bookmarked your page attached to your signature, much more comprehensive than the uscis information. using this forum i'm under the impression a lot of us would have a lot less questions if they could use some of these members' help to write their guidance notes!


I-129F Sent: 2010-11-22

I-129F NOA1: 2010-12-01

*..twiddling thumbs and some planes later*

I-129F NOA2: 2011-05-02

NVC Received: 2011-05-06

NVC Left: 2011-05-12

Consulate Received: 2011-05-20

Packet 3 Received: 2011-05-26

Packet 3 Sent: 2011-05-28

Medical: 2011-06-14

Packet 4 Received: 2011-07-04

Interview Date: 2011-08-26 - APPROVED

P.O.E 2011-09-16

reilly's pretty music <3

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You're not going to get through this process without printing loads of stuff so don't conserve on ink buying.

Just follow the form instructions. Last 5 years at one address, then that's all you put. They can find what they need on you for the whole of the UK with that. If you lived in France for a period of time since age 16, then you'd need a French police certificate also.

Carrie and Wendi--you might want to read the document in the link in my signature for some UK specific information.

Thanks for the link, that's super helpful!

Wendie


I-129F Sent : 2010-11-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-12-07

Touched: 2010-12-13

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Also, wondering if anyone knows, my boss has in the past been able to authorise and sign the passport photos and forms for passports, she's not in the listed professionals but she is the manager of the care home I work in currently. Do you think that would wash? My GP charges for his service (Gosh I know how tight I must seem with money but I'm saving so hard at the moment for the future! I swear I'm not Scrooge reincarnate!)

Manager is on the list!

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