I have a tier-2 work visa application in progress. I had submitted the application on 24th December and my appointment is on 3rd of January. I am an Indian citizen currently residing and working in Berlin, Germany. I was traveling in train on 25th Dec and unfortunately forgot to purchase a valid ticket. The controller handed me over to the police who made a report/charge, for criminal offence, and gave me a fine for 60 euro. I paid the fine immediately and asked the police what will happen with the charge. They said in most cases it is scrapped and I will get the outcome by notice in about a month. I have already selected, no, as an answer for any criminal conviction/charge, in my visa application. What should I do about it ? The police said because it’s a very small offence it should not affect my visa application but I’d appreciate more input on this matter.
------EDIT------- The document I received, states that:
Beschuldigtenvernehmung im Strafverfahren
"Erklärung. Mit wurde eröffnet, welche Tat/Taten mir zur Last gelegt wird/werden (§163a Abs.4 StPO).(siehe Seite 2)". In a separate document the charge is "Erschleichen von Leistungen" Ends with, "Ich gebe die Tat zu. Ich gene die Tat nicht zu" (I have selected neither)
Police questioning in criminal proceedings.
Declaration: I have been informed of the offence with which I am charged. (the offence is fraudulent acquisition of payments, in a separate document) Then there is information about my rights for getting a lawyer. The document ends with wether I admit the charge or not, I have not selected anything.