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12 years ago, I was convicted for false document deception for 12 months and was deported from the UK to Kenya. However, I didn't disclose my real details including DOB throughout the incident, I only gave different details. Now I just got a new passport with my real details and real DOB. Can I travel to Schengen countries like France, Germany etc? Will they discover my conviction and deportation through fingerprints? Thanks.

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    Have you given biometrics previously in connection with a Schengen visa?
    – Traveller
    Sep 15 '19 at 12:43
  • I have never applied for Schengen visa in my entire life.
    – Kelly
    Sep 15 '19 at 12:45
  • The C-Visa application does not ask about convections or deportation. If asked in a interview you must inform them. Clearing your UK travel record, if possible, might be wise. (Seperate question) Sep 15 '19 at 13:20
  • How do I clean that?
    – Kelly
    Sep 15 '19 at 13:25
  • @Kelly The UK will have your biometrics. The only way to clean your travel record with Her Majesty's Government is to make a successful visa application. Changing your passport and other details won’t make your history disappear.
    – Traveller
    Sep 15 '19 at 15:25