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Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2021 2:43pm
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RodLynn73

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Hi

We have been going through the process of applying for a none lucrative visa so we can retire and leave in our sons Villa 

One of the items we had to produce was a criminal record of which we went on line to .GOV.UK DBS and applied of which was very detailed we got and had it translated to Spanish when we had our appointment they would not except this so they gave us an email address arco.police.com asked why answer Brexit but this email is for a firm in Korea which has cost us another $330 each just asking has anyone had to do this ? 
RodLynn73

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 3:09pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 3:09pm

RodLynn73 wrote on Tue Jun 8, 2021 2:43pm:

Hi

We have been going through the process of applying for a none lucrative visa so we can retire and leave in our sons Villa 

One of the items we had to produce was a criminal record of which we went on line to .GOV.UK DBS and applied of which was very detailed we got and had it translated to Spanish when we had our appointment they would not except this so they gave us an email address arco.police.com asked why answer Brexit but this email is for a firm in Korea which has cost us another $330 each just asking has anyone had to do this ? 
RodLynn73

May I ask who would  not accept this transaction ?

RodLynn73

Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 4:36pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 4:36pm

eduardo3332 wrote on Wed Jun 9, 2021 3:09pm:

May I ask who would  not accept this transaction ?

The woman at the consulate who was checking our paperwork for our visa

Roland

Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 5:07pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 5:07pm

An email address in Korea & $330 !!!

That has all the signs of a scam to me.

Are you absolutely sure you used the official government website ??

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service

RodLynn73

Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 5:48pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 5:48pm

Roland wrote on Wed Jun 9, 2021 5:07pm:

An email address in Korea & $330 !!!

That has all the signs of a scam to me.

Are you absolutely sure you used the official government website ??

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service

Very sure the woman at the consulate gave us the email

Whoever the wife’s just told me she has just received hers back from Korea which is all stamped and signed 

I still find a little str

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 10:34pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 10:34pm

RodLynn73 wrote on Wed Jun 9, 2021 4:36pm:

The woman at the consulate who was checking our paperwork for our visa

Sorry but which consulate are we talking about, I also trust you paid the Korean company with a credit card so if necessacery you can claim the payment back.

RodLynn73

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:35am

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Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:35am

eduardo3332 wrote on Wed Jun 9, 2021 10:34pm:

Sorry but which consulate are we talking about, I also trust you paid the Korean company with a credit card so if necessacery you can claim the payment back.

Yes we paid by credit card and it was the Spanish consulate, just strange that wasn’t on the forms when we applied 

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Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:00am

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Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:00am

RodLynn73 wrote on Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:35am:

Yes we paid by credit card and it was the Spanish consulate, just strange that wasn’t on the forms when we applied 

I just went onto the site which you said you were given "arco.police.com" and this is what I received 

https://www.acro.police.uk/Recognising-fraud
People also askIs Acro legit?They are not genuine, but an attempt to obtain money or personal details from members of the public. Cost: From 25th May 2018 there is no charge for this service.I would follow this up through your credit card company also I presume you had to pay for a translation.Always double check any company asking for money.

Roberto30710

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:53am

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Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:53am

With a third country, the Spanish requirement is for a Police record check including a full fingerprint search. Your fingerprints have to be taken by the Police force in your home country. 

eduardo3332

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:19pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:19pm

Roberto30710 wrote on Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:53am:

With a third country, the Spanish requirement is for a Police record check including a full fingerprint search. Your fingerprints have to be taken by the Police force in your home country. 

Robert, 

They are aware of this, what is of concern is paying out $330  each to a Korean company.

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