Ok so I had my selection interview today but unfortunately I was unable to go through it due to some missing paper works and documents. So the documents I had with me were;
Completed Tattoo Proforma
Completed Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 paperwork
(If I have missed any documents that may have discharged me from the selection interview please let me know)
Other documents such as marriage, driving license, parental consent and medical screening did not apply to me so I didn't bring them.
If I have missed some documents that may have discharged me from the selection interview please let me know
So the problem was that I have spent more than 28 days per year outside the UK in the last 5 years, and on the Terms and Conditions of Service it states that:
If you have spent more than 28 days per year outside the UK in the last 5 years, then further checks on your eligibility will need to be made. During the application process you will be requested to provide reasons for exceeding 28 days outside the UK.
Due to this reason, the corporal (interviewer) requested a Residency form(?)
I don't know where I can acquire this form. So PLEASE if you know anything about this please let me know. THANK YOU
RAF - Residency Form/Document? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-01-2017 22:37
- 10-01-2017 13:08
This was almost 4 years ago, so things might have changed. At that time, if you didn't meet the residency requirement, you could submit a residency waiver. The officer who interviewed me (I was going for officer entry) said that I should apply for one. I had to email the AFCO a copy of every page of my passport (to show the visa stamps) and supply an explanation of what each one represented, supply a letter from my previous employer (as I had been working/living abroad), a criminal records check from the country I had been living in (how easy or difficult this will be depends on which country/ies you have been spending time in- in my case I had to search for an English-speaking lawyer based in the very obscure country I worked in, and pay him to submit the records check, plus get a certified translation). Also had to detail all my movements while I had been living abroad and provide references who could account for my time there.
It took about 3 months before the waiver was approved; hopefully now the process has been made a bit easier.