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I have recently applied to be a police officer, I have over 20 years experience with the armed forces and MOD of which I have been cleared for the duration of this period at a time up to Top Secret. I have no criminal convictions and have never associated with any criminal. My applications has been rejected purely on the grounds I have been living overseas for 3 and a half years and cannot be vetted as I need to a be a UK resident for three years. I am a British citizen and only went to live overseas with my husband in Dubai for 3 years as he was offered a new job. If I had committed an offence in Dubai there is no way this could go undetected. I am happy to pay for any necessary checks. I have appealed and got a standard reply from vetting, it is just a filter system I am convinced of that. I feel I am too old now to wait 3 years to try again, this would be my last chance, surely this is unfair to discriminate against me simply because I wanted my family to be together. We kept our house in the Uk and did our tax return every year. Do I have a case to appeal?
I am still waiting for an answer to this question???
I am afraid this has not helped. I need to put a case back which outlines why I can be checked. Given the strict laws of the country where I worked it would be possible to carry out a police check with Dubai Police of which I am willing to pay any costs. Guidelines state as long as a check can be carried out which is of similar standard to UK check it may be possible for recruitment. I do not want to take the police to court I want to put a good case for them to consider my application.