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Hi,

I understand that we need to follow the process documented on the acro website -

http://www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx


I just wanted to check from the members who have applied from India as to how did they send the application to the address mentioned -
did you use Speed Post or normal post? does speed post ensure guaranteed delivery?

thanks,
 

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Dude Below is my exp of UK PCC which i got recently.

1. Do not go for normal post delivery, the chances are that it will never come to you(happened in my case) and there is possibility you end up sending n number of email to ACRO

2.I had to again pay the fees for courier so that this can be tracked and it got delivered with 5 days of payment.

3.Since you are planning to file application go for normal post but with courier in return certificate so that you can track your PCC and the tracking no. will be provided to you by ACRO in the email on request

4.When you send via normal delivery, give a GAP of 2 weeks and they will send you the file name or in between you can send the email with ref of your passport no and name and they will feedback to you the status so no worries....


All the best !
 

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Hi

I applied for PCC from UK for me and my wife.We thought of applying through speed post.But the lady at the Post Office said Speed post and registered post doesn't make any difference as both takes 10 days to reach.So we proceeded with RP option on
6 Nov

I kept on tracking the Consignment online in post office site and the status was showing as Booked.I was worried a bit and thought that the application is lost.I got an email from acro uk last Monday stating that they have received bth our applications on 14 Nov and will be processed as per guidelines.

Today(26 Nov) we both have received the certificates.it took 3 weeks for us to get this done.

To mention we selected the Secure International Delivery option for return.

Regards,
M
 

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Hi

I applied for PCC from UK for me and my wife.We thought of applying through speed post.But the lady at the Post Office said Speed post and registered post doesn't make any difference as both takes 10 days to reach.So we proceeded with RP option on
6 Nov

I kept on tracking the Consignment online in post office site and the status was showing as Booked.I was worried a bit and thought that the application is lost.I got an email from acro uk last Monday stating that they have received bth our applications on 14 Nov and will be processed as per guidelines.

Today(26 Nov) we both have received the certificates.it took 3 weeks for us to get this done.

To mention we selected the Secure International Delivery option for return.

Regards,
M
Thanks Murali!
 

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Hi,

I thought my experience myt help you too.. I have applied for the UK PCC on 17th October and paid the fee through SBI GBP Banker's Draft. I have used ''world net express service'' available through Indian Post office to send the application. It is actually collaborated with DHL and it took just 4 days to reach ACRO office. I got an acknowledgement from ACRO on 24th after they have claimed the Draft in UK SBI branch. My Certificate was dispacted on 25th Oct and i got it on 30th Oct since i signed up for Secured International delivery. All in all, it Costed GBP 54 and i got the certificate in 10 days.


I hope this helps...


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Rajeev
 

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Hi,

I thought my experience myt help you too.. I have applied for the UK PCC on 17th October and paid the fee through SBI GBP Banker's Draft. I have used ''world net express service'' available through Indian Post office to send the application. It is actually collaborated with DHL and it took just 4 days to reach ACRO office. I got an acknowledgement from ACRO on 24th after they have claimed the Draft in UK SBI branch. My Certificate was dispacted on 25th Oct and i got it on 30th Oct since i signed up for Secured International delivery. All in all, it Costed GBP 54 and i got the certificate in 10 days.


I hope this helps...


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Rajeev
Thanks Rajeev. I is very helpful information. Can you let me know how much did the world net express service cost?

Also, the guidelines says that the documents should not be stapled or pinned together - did you not staple your application form together? also did you take a single printout per sheet or did you print on the back as well?
 

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Thanks Rajeev. I is very helpful information. Can you let me know how much did the world net express service cost?

Also, the guidelines says that the documents should not be stapled or pinned together - did you not staple your application form together? also did you take a single printout per sheet or did you print on the back as well?
Hi,

It costed me Rs. 1500. I didnt staple them at all. i took a single print per sheet. Do not forget to get your Photo attested by the authorised person listed on the guidelines sheet...and also, please do attach your address correspondence proofs.

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rajeev
 

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Hi Experts,
I have to apply for UK PCC. But in the ACRO application, they have asked for 2 address proofs which I don't have. Is there any other alternative? Anyone faced similar issue?
 

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Hi Experts,
I have to apply for UK PCC. But in the ACRO application, they have asked for 2 address proofs which I don't have. Is there any other alternative? Anyone faced similar issue?
You can directly call them on their number to check for alternatives...
 

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You can directly call them on their number to check for alternatives...
Yeah.. I tried the number given for overseas. But , automated system says that they are really busy and can't connect to any person. Whenever I call the response is same.. Dropped a mail and lets see what's coming back.. And just to clarify, we have to send our address proof in India, right? Anyways, no one would have address proof in UK if they are applying from overseas...:rolleyes:
 

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Yeah.. I tried the number given for overseas. But , automated system says that they are really busy and can't connect to any person. Whenever I call the response is same.. Dropped a mail and lets see what's coming back.. And just to clarify, we have to send our address proof in India, right? Anyways, no one would have address proof in UK if they are applying from overseas...:rolleyes:
You have to call them during UK hours. I have called them a couple of times
 

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You have to call them during UK hours. I have called them a couple of times
Yeah.. I tried in UK hours only.. Anyways, I got reply from them stating that I can submit anyone's address proof who is living with me in the current address , but they have to provide a covering letter for me. I guess, I can do that..

Just to ensure, my wife has recent bank statements and Bajaj Loan statement with address. This should suffice for two address proofs, right?
 

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what address should I send my courier to? I am sending the courier from india and opting for normal service - there's one address on the form for premium service and one for international couriers wch is a bit confusing. please help:

Address for Premium
Service:
ACRO (P)
PO Box 660
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 9LN
(UK)

Address for Standard
Service:
ACRO
PO Box 481
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 9FS
(UK)

Address for Courier
Delivery:
ACRO, c/o CitySprint
Unit 2, Solent Estate
Shamblehurst Lane
Hedge End
Southampton
SO30 2FX
 

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Hello PS,

I sent my application through TCS to:

ACRO, c/o CitySprint
Unit 2, Solent Estate
Shamblehurst Lane
Hedge End
Southampton
SO30 2FX

Because other two address are P.O BOX and courier companies never deliver on P.O box because there is no one to sign upon receiving mail / post. You will get your UK PCC within 7 working days.(Standard Service)

Good Luck


what address should I send my courier to? I am sending the courier from india and opting for normal service - there's one address on the form for premium service and one for international couriers wch is a bit confusing. please help:

Address for Premium
Service:
ACRO (P)
PO Box 660
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 9LN
(UK)

Address for Standard
Service:
ACRO
PO Box 481
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 9FS
(UK)

Address for Courier
Delivery:
ACRO, c/o CitySprint
Unit 2, Solent Estate
Shamblehurst Lane
Hedge End
Southampton
SO30 2FX[/QUOTE]
 

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Hello PS,

I sent my application through TCS to:

ACRO, c/o CitySprint
Unit 2, Solent Estate
Shamblehurst Lane
Hedge End
Southampton
SO30 2FX

Because other two address are P.O BOX and courier companies never deliver on P.O box because there is no one to sign upon receiving mail / post. You will get your UK PCC within 7 working days.(Standard Service)

Good Luck


what address should I send my courier to? I am sending the courier from india and opting for normal service - there's one address on the form for premium service and one for international couriers wch is a bit confusing. please help:

Address for Premium
Service:
ACRO (P)
PO Box 660
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 9LN
(UK)

Address for Standard
Service:
ACRO
PO Box 481
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 9FS
(UK)

Address for Courier
Delivery:
ACRO, c/o CitySprint
Unit 2, Solent Estate
Shamblehurst Lane
Hedge End
Southampton
SO30 2FX
[/QUOTE]

Hi All,

I am repeating my question, so apology for tht but just wants to be double sure on that.

I am applying for UK PCC under their Premium service and sending the documents through Indian Post (express service) on the below address

Address for CourierDelivery:

ACRO, c/o CitySprint
Unit 2, Solent Estate
Shamblehurst Lane
Hedge End
Southampton
SO30 2FX

Please let me know your thoughts if missing on something.

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Hi All,

I am repeating my question, so apology for tht but just wants to be double sure on that.

I am applying for UK PCC under their Premium service and sending the documents through Indian Post (express service) on the below address

Address for CourierDelivery:

ACRO, c/o CitySprint
Unit 2, Solent Estate
Shamblehurst Lane
Hedge End
Southampton
SO30 2FX

Please let me know your thoughts if missing on something.

Thanks[/QUOTE]




Hi
one thing you should remember if you choose courier service( Any mail i.e professional couriers etc ) then you are sending on right address if you choose normal delivery option you should choose another address.

reply me back if you want any other clarification.
 

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Hi Guys,
I am sending my PCC application from Bangalore, India. What is the best mode of payment. Guess we have 4 options
1. UK cheque
2. Postal order
3. Bankers draft
4. Bank transfer

I am confused about this. Please help.
 

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whichever is convenient & easy just choose that, if you know anyone in UK who can pay on your behalf i.e bank transfer without going much hassle then go for that, but before you choose this option, let ACRO know & they will provide you a reference number to match against your payment.

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Hi Guys,
I am sending my PCC application from Bangalore, India. What is the best mode of payment. Guess we have 4 options
1. UK cheque
2. Postal order
3. Bankers draft
4. Bank transfer

I am confused about this. Please help.
 

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Hello Guys,

The case officer in my case has required PCC from UK for me. I have some queries regarding this, if you can suggest:
I travelled first time to UK for a period of 7 months Jul 2008 - Jan 2009 and then Jan 2010 - apr 2010 (3 months) and then May 2010 - Jul 2010 (3 months). During this this time period, i had stayed with my friends and didnt had any permanent address proof.

Can i have my PCC from UK? I have visited the site for PCC UK department, and they require two address proof, which i dont have obviously.

Could you suggest, what i should do?

Thanks
Jamie
 
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