I taught in Hong Kong for many years and they have now changed the rules (you used to be able to just collect one as an individual - I have one from 2005): "The authorities in Hong Kong have declared that Certificates of No Convictions (CNCC) can only be obtained for reasons relating to applications for a visa to visit or reside in another country, or for adoption of children. Applications for any other purpose will not be accepted." So how are teachers supposed to get one, and if I can't get one does this mean I can't teach in the UK? A friend of mine who was going to teach in Qatar got the Qatar consulate to help him. When I left Hong Kong last year I was going to teach in a private school in Poland. The Polish consulate wouldn't help me because I wasn't Polish and the British consulate wouldn't help me because I wasn't going to teach in the UK. I have now returned to the UK and would like to do some supply teaching. It's easy to get a police check from Poland but how on earth do I get one from Hong Kong? Does anyone have experience of this?