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Well latest news in from several of my friends going through this process is that UK police reports are now required and that they have been basically told to go away and get one before applying for their non-imm B visa. They were originally told to get their police reports from the Bangkok police but that has now moved a goal post and it's back to your home country you must go. All of these guys are resident here in LOS and all of them recently got rejected from Penang for failing to have this police report.

If anyone is interested, I got my police report around August last year from the UK, it took about 8 weeks, cost me 10 pounds and all it said when it came back was "no police record found" and it was as non descript as you could get and no finger prints where required to obtain it either. But then again, i'm not here teaching English to kids so maybe all of this nonesense doesn't apply to me although my current employer did request this police record before extending my contract.

So, if anyone would like a genuine copy of a genuine UK police report to erhum maybe scan in and push through photoshop for a bit of creative engineering then you are more than welcome to have mine. :o

Edited by Casanundra

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This situation looks like it will cause more illegal working not less and lot more teachers having to work through agencies.

That's what my money is on.

The demand for native-speaker teachers increases every year and it now looks just too pain-in-the-arse to become kosher.

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Casanundra

What did you have to do to obtain the report in the uk? Just go to your local police station or something more? Do you think it's workable for a relative to obtain on your behalf and then send to Thailand?

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Casanundra

What did you have to do to obtain the report in the uk? Just go to your local police station or something more? Do you think it's workable for a relative to obtain on your behalf and then send to Thailand?

From my earlier posting... :o

Cant DIY..gotta get your company to request....

Applicant’s Guide to the CRB's Disclosure Service

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), an executive agency of the Home Office, provides access to criminal record and other information to organisations in England and Wales through a service called Disclosure.

Its specific purpose is to help organisations make more informed decisions when recruiting people into positions of trust.

The Disclosure service is also available to other professional, licensing and regulatory bodies whose volunteers, employees and licensees are not necessarily in direct contact with the vulnerable, but still need to uphold the highest standards of professional performance and Disclosure can help improve these recruitment decisions as well.

Through the Disclosure service, organisations can provide greater protection for the vulnerable members of our society and afford greater protection to their customers, staff, volunteers and ultimately their organisation

http://www.crb.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=1871

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To start working legally requires the non-immigrant B visa...

Putting aside your valid points about the lenghly process of getting through and into the system legally, you can also actually get a job here on a valid Non immigration O visa as well and many mistakingly think that the only visa that is valid for work in Thailand is the non imm B.

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Casanundra

What did you have to do to obtain the report in the uk? Just go to your local police station or something more? Do you think it's workable for a relative to obtain on your behalf and then send to Thailand?

It was very simple. I downloaded the form off the Internet. Sent it off with a cheque for 10 pounds along with a certified copy of my passport page and voila, 6 weeks later I get the report back.

Easy peasy pudding and pie.

If I recall, the form allows someone to do it on your behalf back in the UK by proxy. Either way, you can only get this report by sending it in by mail and a visit to the police station itself would only serve the purpose of saving you a stamp and an envelope

As for the post by Rinrada, i'm sorry but that's not true unless the rules have changed since last August. What you just posted was not my actual experience of getting the police report and I most certainly did it myself.

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Casanundra

What did you have to do to obtain the report in the uk? Just go to your local police station or something more? Do you think it's workable for a relative to obtain on your behalf and then send to Thailand?

It was very simple. I downloaded the form off the Internet. Sent it off with a cheque for 10 pounds along with a certified copy of my passport page and voila, 6 weeks later I get the report back.

So, you didn't do the CRB thing?

Can you give a link to download the form? - thanks

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I'm also quite lucky as the terrorist and drug offences I was sent to prison for happened in France and Germany so the British Police report will show I'm 'clean'. (sarcasm)

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I'd also like the website. A very useful piece of paper to have in any situation.

Edited by Robski

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Casanundra

What did you have to do to obtain the report in the uk? Just go to your local police station or something more? Do you think it's workable for a relative to obtain on your behalf and then send to Thailand?

It was very simple. I downloaded the form off the Internet. Sent it off with a cheque for 10 pounds along with a certified copy of my passport page and voila, 6 weeks later I get the report back.

Easy peasy pudding and pie.

If I recall, the form allows someone to do it on your behalf back in the UK by proxy. Either way, you can only get this report by sending it in by mail and a visit to the police station itself would only serve the purpose of saving you a stamp and an envelope

As for the post by Rinrada, i'm sorry but that's not true unless the rules have changed since last August. What you just posted was not my actual experience of getting the police report and I most certainly did it myself.

My place of work sorted my CRB out.All i did was fill in the usual crap(name,adresss,'i am not a criminal' etc) and provide proof of identity.I certainly couldn't have done it on my own though.As there were a couple of sections that my work had to fill in,they also paid the fee btw.I did this last month.

Maybe there are different types of CRB clearance?

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Anyone know how this effects those already in the loop? I have my work permit (2 years), a teacher license was never issued to me (I believe that this will be needed to renew my contract). Will i also need to get a criminal record clearance check from the UK to renew the contract or is this only applicable to new visa applications?

Maybe we need two new pinned posts, one on requirements for those in the loop, and one for those who are thinking about teaching here for the first time.

Thanks in advance. :o

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This thread's only 3 pages so far, and has been holding its own against the deluge of other threads recently opened (joke). Your issue is a interesting one, Boatabike, but so far have heard nothing from my own school or those who work for other schools on this issue- presumably the relevant Ministries may be logical enough to realise that if someone's worked here a few years, the most relevant police reports are the ones *here*. But if you hear otherwise, feel free to post here or start a new thread if you have any actual news. Right now everything still seems very speculative.

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Whilst we're speculating and spreading rumours, here are some more. As I write this on Monday morning, it's rumoured that some higher-ups in the MFA may be telling their embassies and consulates to reverse the earlier requirements about police checks. And, that the special police office in Bangkok is for Thai citizens, not farang. And, that Ajarn Ponchasachakornakit doesn't know, anyway.

Americans refer to this as 'yanking my chain.' Thais enjoy yanking Yankees around. And Poms and Ozzies and Welshmen, too. Sometimes they yank our chains without even knowing it. "Oh, it's Monday morning, Deputy Under Secretary of Vice - let's issue some new, obscure, vague statement about education, or work permits, or the price of somtam in Wrethedburi..."

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I do like this link on the home page though:

http://www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk/

"A criminal record is now required to teach"!

Does my criminal record have to be in the U.K.?

Can I commit a crime in the U.S. to qualify, too?

The rules are strict - home country only. Fortunate for Bin Laden who doesn't have a criminal record from his home country. He could come here and teach evil.

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