During first year of APRC, 183 day rule does not apply

Hey there,
if you are applying for yr APRC for the first time, then maybe this info might be useful…
Irrespective of whether or not you apply for “time off”, the remainder of the year that you apply in will not count as a year in which you have to spend 183 days.
On the back of my APRC, it reads: “(The rule of 183 days begins) from the year FOLLOWING the issue of this certificate”
This means if you got it in say, January, you would have the rest of the year off, before adhering to the rule from the start of the next year. People in at the NIA have confirmed that this is true.
As always though, on a forum like this, its good to get concensus from other APRC holders… anyone able to confirm this?