Guest Alpen

Police Clearance

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    Guest Alpen

    Dear forum members, my first post here and I have one question.

    Do you have to send the original hard copy of the police clearance certificate when requested by the case officer or can I scan the PCC and email it to co?

    cause I just noticed the following in the email:

     

    Police Certificates

    Police clearance certificate for each applicant aged 16 years or over from every country where you have lived for a total of at least 12 months in the last 10 years. Please refer to the enclosed form Character requirements penal clearance certificates for further instructions. You must provide the original certificates.

     

    so does it means that I should scan the original and email it not the copy or I have to send the Original hard copy to the department?

    If any one had the same experience before please advice on what to do.

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    Not 100% sure but I think a colour scan is OK, I've heard of people with online applications just uploading them, so that must have been a scan.. Though if you had a paper application and included them with the application, they had to be the originals.

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    Guest ozdreamsa
    We sent a certified copy and they requested the original document, so had to send that separately.

     

    Hi Leigh, Did you do paper-based/ online application? Or, it does not matter which method you used for lodging visa, you have to send them the original copy of PCC?

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    Ah - yes good point. That was for a paper-based application.

     

    When I did my 176 application, which was an online application, I scanned the original and uploaded it.

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    Guest johnosmad

    I uploaded all scans, still have all originals, this was for 2 x uk, 2 x german, 2 x german translations and 2 x Australian and had no problems, this was 176, online app and only about a month ago,

     

    Hope this helps

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    Guest Alpen

    Great help received from you members, I really appreciate it.

    Another thing, if the case officer not happy with the scanned version of the PCC, will he ask for the originals when he receive my email with the PCC attached? or he will wait until the 28 days notification period pass?

    In other words when he receive my email should he reply back that he got what he needs or not? cause I am waiting for his reply at the moment; and how long I should wait for the reply?

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    Guest ozdreamsa

    What I meant is you should not wait long, try to contact him soon. I am kust on the process, other members will be able to give u more details

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