Obtaining criminal record certificate for Tier 2

Congrats! You've overcome the hurdle and managed to snag a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)! Now all that lies before is applying for the TIER 2 visa. The online application part is well discussed in Online application for Tier 2 visa. The documents required are mentioned in supporting documents for Tier 2 visa, but for now we are concerned with obtaining a criminal record certificate.

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Mohamed Gawish
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Mohamed Gawish

in the pdf file on instructions on obtaining police clearance it goes like this for saudi arabia: UK is not aware of an authority in Saudi Arabia that issue such certificate . . . so why should we go through all this? thanks

ASHWIN BHANU
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ASHWIN BHANU

Hello, thank you for all this information. My wife had been living and working in the UK for the past 2.5 years on a dependant visa and now she is switching to Tier 2 General. I know the post says the the police clearance certificate should be from any country… Read more »

Bingkoy
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Bingkoy

Hi. I applied for a tier 2 visa recently and uk decision center emailed me to send them a police clerance from saudi arabia if i obtained it. I did not send them the pcc when i attended the visa check because i thought it was not valid anymore since… Read more »

RAJAT ARORA
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RAJAT ARORA

Hi All I am an Indian national living in UK. I have been here since 2009 but from last 2 years i have been living in UK continuously. Currently I am on a Tier 4 dependant visa and switching to Tier 1 entrepreneur visa. To switch to entrepreneur visa i… Read more »

drmimahs
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drmimahs

A big thank you. this thread has been of great use. I have a query. I am applying for a tier II UK visa. I have got the COS and PCC for me and my wife. Do we need to get a PCC for my 2.5 year old toddler too?… Read more »

Adelaide2019
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Adelaide2019

Hello, Please the UKVI website states that one must provide a criminal certificate from any country stayed in for a total of 12 months or more over the last 10 years. I’m Nigerian but I have been in Saudi Arabia for the past 6 years. Do I still need to… Read more »

Drmamed
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Drmamed

I am living in Saudi for the last 9 y and 11 months. Do i need to bring a pcc from my country regarding that missed only one month !??

dksrmswo91
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dksrmswo91

Hi I got my criminal record certificate from Canada but my roommate accidentally opened the mail but no damage was done to the actual certificate itself. Would that be ok? I heard from somewhere that it needs to be sealed in an envelope. Thanks in advance for your help.

dksrmswo91
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dksrmswo91

Hi, I don’t understand what “for other countries where you were present, it must be issued within the last 6 months before their last period of stay ended (this can be any date)” this sentence means. I was in Korea last 8 months ago (September 2018) and I was unable… Read more »

Adelaide2019
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Adelaide2019

Hello. Please does one need to submit the original criminal certificate in the visa application package? And if yes, will it be returned if requested. Thanks.

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