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BANGKOK 21 November 2018 02:22
SlyAnimal

Police Checks - Information

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Hi All,

The moral dilemma thread has shown that some of our members do have a lot of information on how to obtain a police check/clearance from their home countries, and that the processes (and even names) of the various checks vary between countries.

Therefore, if you have information on how to obtain a police check in your home country, please post the details in this thread.

I'll then summarise the details, add it to the initial post (So you can check that I haven't missed anything), then likely sticky this thread.

Police Check information:

United Kingdom:

http://www.disclosur...k/apply-online/

This is the link for the UK; I know it says Scotland but it's applicable for the whole of the UK; it's cheap, fast and reliable; it's a fairly recent government service and supersedes the checking service that some of the long-established British teachers/employers here may have used before.

Ireland:

United States of America:

Here is a link for the USA:

http://www.fbi.gov/a...-summary-checks

Also the US embassy has the address and will supply fingerpint cards:

http://bangkok.usemb...rint_cards.html

The police clearance center station at Pathumwan in Bangkok can take certified fingerprints that the FBI will accept. They can also do a criminal background check for your time in Thailand:

http://www.pcscenter...lice.go.th/eng/

Australia:

New Zealand:

How to obtain a copy of your criminal record - http://www.justice.govt.nz/services/criminal-records/get-a-copy-of-your-criminal-record

I've listed the above countries above, as these are the ones I would most like to include information for, as a large number of teachers in Thailand come from these countries. If you have information about other countries, e.g. Cameroon, India, Sweden etc, then please also post the details for these as well.

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For the Philippines, most applicants have a police record check in order to get a passport, it is a certificate issued with the passport by the NBI - National Bureau of Investigation.

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http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/apply-online/

This is the link for the UK; I know it says Scotland but it's applicable for the whole of the UK; it's cheap, fast and reliable; it's a fairly recent government service and supersedes the checking service that some of the long-established British teachers/employers here may have used before.

I think this is a great service you are offering here @sly and I wish you well with it.

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Here is a link for the USA:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/criminal-history-summary-checks

also the US embassy has the address and will supply fingerpint cards:

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/fingerprint_cards.html

The police clearance center station at Pathumwan in Bangkok can take certified fingerprints that the FBI will accept. They can also do a criminal background check for your time in Thailand:

http://www.pcscenter.sb.police.go.th/eng/

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With the Disclosure Scotland option for obtaining police checks within the UK, is a 'basic' check sufficient to highlight only unspent convictions within the UK or is a standard or enhanced check what the Thai government are looking for?

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In the past, if you had lived in a country for over 6 months, then they wanted a check from that country. I don't believe they went very far back, but, for example, if you worked in Korea for a year, then they wanted a check from Korea.

Right now, I don't believe that they are absolutely necessary, although they are listed as such.

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Quick note for all the kiwi's, there is no cost for NZ police clearance, so it is easy as to get :)

Yeah it takes ages though, when I did mine, around 4 years ago, I applied maybe 1 month before I left for Thailand, but it didn't arrive at my address in NZ until after I'd already been living in Thailand for a couple of months. Luckily it wasn't needed for the first job I was working in.

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I am applying for a visa and need a DBS check in the last 6 months. To be able to do this yourself you can only apply for a general and not an enhanced one. Is a general suffice?

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I've been teaching in Thai for several years on and off. Have never had to do a police check for krusapa... I've heard that it's recently been changed and is now required when applying for Non-B at the Thai consulate...Anyone can confirm this?

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I've been teaching in Thai for several years on and off. Have never had to do a police check for krusapa... I've heard that it's recently been changed and is now required when applying for Non-B at the Thai consulate...Anyone can confirm this?

Unfortunately a police check is still not required.

If it is needed for a non-B requires on the consulate where you apply. Recently Vientiane started requiring a Thai police check but other consulates in the region do not require it AFAIK.

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I have been teaching in Thailand for many years, was made redundant last year and I am soon going to Suwannakhet, Laos to apply for a non-b visa for a university teaching job I was recently hired for.The university assured me that they have provided me with all the necessary documents for the visa but the university said nothing about a police clearance certificate and they have many foreign teachers working at the university. Is the police clearance certificate really required? The information required for the police clearance certificate all looks rather tedious and complicated and very time consuming.

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