well we will just agree to disagree... i have already made my point, dont feel the need to reiterate it again.vensak said:Again not true:
Here is the requirement for police certificate:
You may need a police certificate from any country or territory that you have spent six months or more since the age of 18.
For example: if you visited, worked or lived in a country for two months, left for a few years, then returned for four months, that counts as spending six months there. In this case, you would need a certificate.
With that statement even people that have favourit holiday place, which they visit every year for like 3 weeks, must obtain PCC.
That 6 months period is counted until the day when you have submitted your application.
Now check again first part:
are currently living there, or received the police certificate before leaving,
Leaving the country means physically leaving it, but it is not stated if that last time you still had student or working permit or if you were just simple visitor.
Now if you must provide PCC even from country where you never had any economical activity (you were just visitng it frequently), first part does apply to the case when you return to the country just to obtain missing PCC, but you get it before leaving it and at the same time it will be less than 6 months old.
The second part is a given possibility, where if you have obtained your PCC after you were last time physicaly present in that country, then it can be obviously more than 6 months old. The logic behind is that you somehow cannot commit recent crime in that country if you are not physicaly present (but these days even that is possible).
They put the second part in order to ease up situation of people who were trying to get PCC.
So as long as your UAE certificate is less than 6 months old, you are good to go regardless when you have last time visited that country.
FYI - Again - UAE PCC is valid for 3 months only, becoz it says so in bold letters on the certificate... I would know since I applied one for myself