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Hey guys, so I read you need obtain police records from every country you lived in for more than 6 months. I am Portuguese but went to college in the UK for 3 years, however I never stayed more than 6 months at a time due to school break, holidays, etc. Would I still need to request a police check?

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I would say yes. You lived there for 3 years. It does not say that the 3 years needs to be without any breaks.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/UnitedKingdom.html


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2 hours ago, lemur923 said:

Hey guys, so I read you need obtain police records from every country you lived in for more than 6 months. I am Portuguese but went to college in the UK for 3 years, however I never stayed more than 6 months at a time due to school break, holidays, etc. Would I still need to request a police check?

In the aggregate not per entry.  Sum everyday you were there


YMMV

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I need to get a UK police certificate too as I spent just under a year there. Do these have the same six month validity as our local police certificates? Apparently the UK cert is a pain to get and I'd rather get it earlier if I can. I am still at NOA1 stage.

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4 hours ago, Cilllah said:

I need to get a UK police certificate too as I spent just under a year there. Do these have the same six month validity as our local police certificates? Apparently the UK cert is a pain to get and I'd rather get it earlier if I can. I am still at NOA1 stage.

if you are not in the UK anymore and are not going to travel there in the near future you can already get it. the validity period is not important for places of former residence, but it is important for police records of places where you still live since you could still be committing crimes there

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18 minutes ago, MelOe said:

if you are not in the UK anymore and are not going to travel there in the near future you can already get it. the validity period is not important for places of former residence, but it is important for police records of places where you still live since you could still be committing crimes there

Thank you! I never intend to go back.. Unless my daughter wants to see the UK or something but anyway no plans. That is great that I can get it now. Thank you!

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24 minutes ago, Cilllah said:

Thank you! I never intend to go back.. Unless my daughter wants to see the UK or something but anyway no plans. That is great that I can get it now. Thank you!

You can go to this website and do your DBS and also don't forget to tick the box that asks if the certificate is for a visa.

https://www.acro.police.uk/Police_Certificates_Online.aspx

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