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==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
'''PROCESS FOR CITIZENS AND NON CITIZENS OF UNITED KINGDOM – FOR BOTH WHO LIVE IN UK AND OVERSEAS:'''<br>
 
:'''a. Apply online''' - [https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php?title=United_Kingdom_-_Online_Police_Clearance_Certificate_(Police_Certificate) United Kingdom Obtain a Police Clearance Certificate (Police Certificate) Online with Images]<br>
 
 
 
:#You can apply online using following link: [https://www.acro.police.uk/Subject_Access_Online.aspx link]
 
:#In the given page, please select the box for “Please tick here to confirm you have read this information” at the bottom and hit “Start request” tab to get the personal information prompt session.
 
:#Applicant shall fill in the details and hit ”Go to Step 2” tab at the bottom to reach next session.
 
:#Similarly, applicant should complete the contact details, address history, delivery options, additional information, proof of identity and then view the summary of the provided information by completing the page prompts.
 
:#The submitted application will be processed by respective department.
 
:#Certificate will be issued as per norms.
 
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:'''b. Mail(post)'''<br>
 
  
:#Applicant should complete the application form and attach required documents along with payment proof for applying through mail.
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You have the right to ask for a copy of records the police have about you. This is called a ‘subject access request’. A subject access request has records from:<br>
:#You can apply by mail to the below mentioned address.
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:*police forces in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
:#Application will be processed by the respective department.
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:*the British Transport Police<br>
:#Certificate will be delivered by mail or as per the norms applicable.
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You can make a subject access request to the ACRO Criminal Records Office (ACRO) however, the process is different if you need to request records from Scotland.<br><br>
::;Address:
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'''Police certificates for visa applications'''<br>
::;ACRO  
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:You can request a police certificate from ACRO. You may need a certificate if you’re applying for a visa or immigrating to some countries, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and the USA<br><br>
::PO Box 481, Fareham,  
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:It costs either:<br>
::Hampshire, PO14 9FS,
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::*£45 to get the certificate in 10 working days
::United Kingdom.
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::*£80 for a 2 day premium service<br><br>
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'''How to Request From Criminal Record Office (ACRO) through online.'''<br>
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#Use this link to submit your request: [https://www.acro.police.uk/acro_std.aspx?id=67 Online portal]
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#Click on apply and read the guidance for the application process as you scroll down
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#Click on the check box to confirm you are eligible for the application and select start application to commence your application.
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#Fill in the application form with the correct in formation and submit.<br><br>
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'''What happens once you submit your application?'''<br>
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You will be notified by email when ACRO receives your application. They will process your request and send your Police Certificate to the postal address shown on your application form and confirmed by your proofs of address and/or to the delivery address specified on your application. The Standard and Premium service fees include 1st class postage to a UK address or standard airmail to an overseas address. They cannot send Police Certificates by email.<br>
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'''NOTE''' If there is an issue with your application and they will have to contact you for further information, your application may be delayed.<br><br>
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'''How to Request From Criminal Record Office (ACRO) by Post'''<br>
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If you are unable to make your application through the online procedure, you can submit it through post, please follow this link to view how to make an application by post. <br>[https://www.acro.police.uk/Police_Certificates_Apply_By_Post.aspx instructions]<br>
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Once you have opened the link, select which type of application form you want to download i.e. in '''word or PDF.'''<br>
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After you have downloaded the form read through the guidance, terms and conditions carefully and fill the application form.<br>
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Mali your application and supporting to the address provided in the application document that you download or view office and contacts below.<br><br>
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'''Personal record requests from other organizations'''<br>
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You can also request your personal records from the following organizations:
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*[https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-prison-service HM Prison Service]
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*[http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmcts/ HM Courts and Tribunals Service]
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*[https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-prosecution-service Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)]
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'''Third party applications'''<br>
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ACRO can only supply personal data to the individual to whom it relates. If you are making an application on behalf of someone else (known as a 'third party application') you will need to provide a signed letter of authorisation from the person whose data is being requested, plus proofs of identity that show the true applicant's signature. Valid proofs include a passport, driving licence or identity card. You must have scanned copies of these documents saved to your computer or device to attach them when making the application via online<br>
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'''(See information that might help below for application for check when you apply for role)'''
  
 
==Required Documents==
 
==Required Documents==
'''Country specific'''<br>
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*Application form. Please use this link and download the form: [https://www.acro.police.uk/uploadedFiles/Content/Bureau/Police_Certificates/Police-Certificate-Application-Form.pdf form link]
 
 
*Proof of your current address.
 
*Proof of your current address.
*Passport size photo.
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*A recent passport style colour photograph 
*Valid passport.
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*Colour copies of your passport(s) / travel document / official photographic identity document 
*Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application).  
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*Any additional documents relevant to your application. Examples include: Power of Attorney, authorization documents, signed letter of authority, etc.
*Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).  
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*A valid email address.
*Address card (official certificate on personal identifier and address of domicile).
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*Your address history 
*Endorser details.
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*Endorser details 
 
*UK National Insurance and Driving License numbers (if applicable).
 
*UK National Insurance and Driving License numbers (if applicable).
*Your address history.
 
*A self addressed envelope for delivery of certificate as required.
 
*Valid respective “National Identification Card” as required.
 
*Applicable fees (proof shall be attached as applicable).
 
*Scan of the original or a certified copy of your temporary residence certificate / permanent residence certificate / temporary residence card / permanent residence card.
 
  
'''Foreign national'''<br>
 
*A certified copy of passport with entries and exits.
 
*A copy of your passport while living in United Kingdom.
 
*A copy of your permit of stay in United Kingdom, passport number and place of issue as well.
 
  
'''In general'''<br>
 
*Valid citizen proof (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
 
*Birth certificate (as per requirement).
 
*Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated).
 
  
  
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==Office Locations & Contacts==
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[http://www.acro.police.uk/Contact_Us.aspx Police Certificate, Subject Access or International Child Protection Certificate enquiries]
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[https://www.gov.uk/contact-police Contact the Police]
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[https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations Embassies and Consulates]
  
  
==Office Locations & Contacts==
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'''Application by post should be sent to this address '''<br>
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Please send your application and supporting documents to the appropriate address stated below:<br>
  
'''ACRO'''<br>  
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'''Address for Premium Service:'''<br>
PO Box 481, Fareham,<br>
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ACRO (P) PO Box 660<br>
Hampshire, PO14 9FS,<br>  
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Fareham Hampshire<br>
United Kingdom.<br>
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PO14 9LN (UK)<br><br>
Phone: +44 (0)2380 479 920<br>
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'''Address for Standard Service:'''<br>
e-mail: [email protected]<br>  
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ACRO PO Box 481<br>
Contacts: [https://www.acro.police.uk/Contact_Us.aspx link1] & [https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations link2]
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Fareham Hampshire<br>
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PO14 9FS (UK)<br><br>
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'''Address for Courier Delivery:'''<br>
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ACRO c/o CitySprint<br>
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Unit 2, Solent Estate<br>
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Shamblehurst Lane Hedge End<br>
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Southampton<br>
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SO30 2FX (UK)<br>
  
 
==Eligibility==
 
==Eligibility==
*Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
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*Anyone who has lived in the UK for any length of time, regardless of nationality.
*Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
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*If you live inside or outside the United Kingdom, you must apply through the [http://www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx Criminal Records Office of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)].
*The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
 
*Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.
 
 
 
  
 
==Fees==
 
==Fees==
*Standard service - £45.00 - 10 working days to process
 
*Premium service - £80.00 - 2 working days to process
 
*Fee varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.
 
  
;To pay
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There are two service options available for your Police Certificate:<br>
*Payment to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire is via the Worldpay payment service using a debit or credit card.
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:*Standard service - £45.00 - 10 working days to process (Saturday, Sunday and UK bank holidays are not working days).
*Use the link for payment details: [https://www.acro.police.uk/Payment_Methods/ pay details]
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::'''The day the application is received and the day the certificate is sent out is not included in the 10 processing days. Please also allow reasonable time for delivery of the certificate. '''<br>
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:*Premium service - £80.00 - 2 working days to process (Saturday, Sunday and UK bank holidays are not working days).
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::'''The day the application is received and the day the certificate is sent out is not included in the 10 processing days. Please also allow reasonable time for delivery of the certificate.'''<br>
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:*Please visit [http://www.acro.police.uk/Payment_Methods/ payment guidance page] for more information on paying by cheque, bank draft, postal orders or bank transfers.
  
 
==Validity==
 
==Validity==
*There is no set period of time for which the Police Certificate is considered to be valid.  
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*There is no set period of time for which the Police Certificate is considered to be valid. The Police Certificate is only truly accurate on the date of issue. Embassies or High Commissions will usually require you to produce a Police Certificate which has been issued less than six (6) months before your visa interview.
*Validity norms vary from country to country.
 
  
  
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==Processing Time==
 
==Processing Time==
*10 working days
 
*2 days with additional payment.
 
*Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.
 
  
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Standard Service : 10 working days<br>
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Premium Service  : 2 working days
  
  
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