Commonwealth Application Process - Query

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by commonwealthsoldier, Feb 28, 2007.

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  1. Hello,

    I am a commonwealth citizen looking to join the British Army. I started the application process in my country but have since come to the UK. I was told by OSEAS cell to go to the local AFCO. This I did and they gave me another application form. The problem is this application form seems to be the one given to UK recruits and is different from the one I was sent in my country.

    My question is whether the process has changed so that both commonwealth and UK applications use the same form?

    Any help greatefully received!
  2. Bone question - but, did you actually tell the AFCO that you were an Overseas Applicant?

    If you did and they insist you complete the paperwork then complete it accurately, especially the question on residency and be prepared for additional paperwork wen they read your answers.

    Alternatively you could try here:
  3. I told them that I was a commonwealth applicant - what has aroused my suspicions that all is not right is that I am asked for my NHS number on the application form. If I am not working full time I would not have NHS cover and therefore would not have an NHS number. I would guess that a lot of commonwealth applicants will not have a NHS number.

    Its all a little confusing.
  4. Something doesn't seem right but I do not have the correct informaton to hand. Have you double checked with the AFCO?

    Or try asking at the OnLine Office:
  5. Will do but past experience has not given me alot of faith in the online office.