Your ignoring the fact that, at least in Vietnam's case, you need to have one from your country of residence the year before you apply for the job. If you were living in Cambodia for a year before going to Vietnam, you would need one from the Cambodian police, which IMO, means it's worthless. The cops will just take some money for a clean one. It's farcical and I was surprised to find out that that was the law.scobienz wrote:What is wrong with the teachers having to pay for their own police clearance check? It is standard practice in most industries where they are needed. You simply apply online, you pay something trifling like 22 quid and it arrives a couple of weeks later. You are issued with a certificate that (hopefully) says you have had no convictions since the age of 16. It can then be used for all future school applications. No involvement of the school. No involvement of agents. No involvement of Khmers at all.
It seems pretty reasonable to me. No certificate, no chance of working with children. Simple.
Of course, they could be progressive and ask for a CRC from the country of birth as well as the last country of residence. But when have you known the CPP to be progressive?