Residency Requirements

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting' started by fruhbr, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. Hi all,

    I applied for Sandhurst in September 2012 having graduated from uni in 2011 and having been living and working in Japan for a year.

    My sponsor encouraged me to work in Japan to gain life experience an strengthen my application.

    Fast forward to this week, having passed Briefing with a cat1 last month, and I just received an email from Capita saying I don't meet the residency requirements for a commission as I've been out of the country for two years.

    Should I be worried about this? I'm a British citizen and lived in England until 2011. Any opinions would be appreciated. I'll contact them on Monday (the women dealing with my application conveniently went on a weeks holiday immediately following the aforementioned email...)

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  2. You're a British Citizen, that should be the end of it. Being overseas for a length of time may cause issues with vetting at some point, but nothing that should bar entry
  3. Thank you. That's exactly what I thought but Capita seem to think its causing problems on paper (they even thoughtfully emailed me a copy of the form so I could see I haven't been in England for the past two years...)

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  4. They probably think Japan is a Commonwealth Country........