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My spouse did her police certificate at Alagbo Lagos in July. I keep hearing that it is valid for only 3 months. Her interview is on October 31. Please I was just wondering if the police certificate is still valid by then or do she has to do another one before the interview date. Please advise.

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My spouse did her police certificate at Alagbo Lagos in July. I keep hearing that it is valid for only 3 months. Her interview is on October 31. Please I was just wondering if the police certificate is still valid by then or do she has to do another one before the interview date. Please advise.

Yes she needs to get another one just incase, its better to be safe than sorry

Mine will also expire before my interview and i will get another one...

Once they say 'OHH YOUR POLICE CERTIFICATE HAS EXPIRED WE WILL NEED A NEW ONE', I will just give them the new one to avoid any delays

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If NVC has requested and received her police report within the valid 3months you have no problems.

You recently had your interview, did yours expire before then? and did you get another one just incase?


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I asked her if she wanted another police report since the one that was submitted was done more than 3 months ago and she said no, they accept them up to a year. She wouldn't accept the new police report that we had already done (a waste of money but at least a piece of mind that we had it).

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One thing I have seen with Lagos is they do Police Certificate on a case by case basis. I have known of people who had to get 2. One at interview cuz it expired at NVC. Than they had to do more paperwork that took 3 months and it expired again and they had to get another.

Some they don't ask after a year in AP. So I would lean to caution Like Winnie said and come with a new fresh one in hand.


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@WinnieGeorge, I am talking out of experience. Mine had expired at the time of my interview. Per CR1, as soon as all original documents are turned in and are valid at the time NVC make request, no cause for alarm at the interview.

Okay cool...... Glad it worked out fine for you good.gif

I have seen where they asked for a new one from a couple though

That's why i said better safe than sorry to have a new one


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Yes she needs to get another one just incase, its better to be safe than sorry

Mine will also expire before my interview and i will get another one...

Once they say 'OHH YOUR POLICE CERTIFICATE HAS EXPIRED WE WILL NEED A NEW ONE', I will just give them the new one to avoid any delays

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One thing I have seen with Lagos is they do Police Certificate on a case by case basis. I have known of people who had to get 2. One at interview cuz it expired at NVC. Than they had to do more paperwork that took 3 months and it expired again and they had to get another.

Some they don't ask after a year in AP. So I would lean to caution Like Winnie said and come with a new fresh one in hand.

I have read this also... :thumbs:

Our certificate had expired also by the time our interview came. I had my hubby get a fresh one just in case they asked...they did not, but I was glad we got it anyway...peace of mind is a wonderful thing at least in one thing in this process lol


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