I was arrested and charged with petty larceny (shoplifting) recently after filing a visa application a month ago. My application is still pending decision. My biometrics was taken in US a month ago.
In my application, I checked "No" to all questions related to criminal history.
Should I contact UK Immigration regarding this recent arrest now? Or should I wait for a decision? Should my application be refused, what is my best route to appeal/reapply?
I am currently working with a criminal lawyer to have the charge dismissed.
I believe that one of the visa application question is "Have you ever had an arrest and charge for which you are currently on or awaiting trial?" and I answered "no" but my criminal lawyer said the correct answer is "Yes".
Should I contact the visa application center about the arrest? I have not talked with a immigration lawyer yet.