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Questions tagged [criminal-records]

Questions about travelling with a criminal record.

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Can a person be banned from flying within the U.S. if he has a criminal record?

My ex-son-in-law insists that he cannot fly from California to Ohio to visit his children because he is banned from flying due to an arrest about 3 years ago. He is a U.S. citizen and has lived in ...
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Traveling to UK with acquitted criminal charges

I'm going to London UK to visit. I have an American passport. I was charged with serious felonies in which I was acquited (and innocent too, the local news paper did a story on me). With that being ...
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Can I travel to Canada for work with 2 drink driving convictions?

What would I need to do to enter Canada, despite being very stupid and having 2 drink driving convictions in the past (8 & 10 years ago)? I know this is rightly considered very serious in Canada, ...
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Canadian friend wants to come to USA but he's afraid he won't be admitted because he was arrested but later acquitted. Would this be a problem?

What the title says. My Canadian friend got arrested for assault and death threats, but was later acquitted of all charges in 2017. Would he have any issues entering the USA?
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Visa with criminal record

I am from India and I have recently travelled to Germany. I had a visa type C that allowed to stay there for 9 days. I entered Germany on 6th March, 2017 and I was supposed to leave Germany on 14th ...
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Can I still travel to HK with a 5 year travel ban from China?

I was detained and deported from China for a minor offense. The Chinese police authorities said they would not share my record with any other countries and that I would only have a record in China ...
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Can the rapper Drake get a criminal through Canadian immigration?

The rapper Drake routinely brags in rap lyrics about his ability to get people convicted of crimes (such as a DUI) through Canadian customs. From Genius, we can see three examples. [Gucci Mane] ...
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Arrested after UK visa application

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. ...
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Traveling to London with a dismissed misdemeanor [duplicate]

So I am US citizen and I want to travel to the UK but I heard you have to wait 12 months after you have gotten off probation. My misdemeanor only came with a fine, but I wanted to get it removed from ...
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Can I travel to Germany with a criminal record?

My husband and I are planning a trip to Germany from New Zealand. We both have a criminal history and would like to travel for snowboarding. We are unable to go to Japan, so hoping someone can offer ...
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Travelling to China / Hong Kong with criminal conviction from Australia

I am looking to travel to Hong Kong then China for business, from Australia. I applied for, and received an Australian passport. I have a prior conviction in 2011 for which I was sentenced to 2 years ...
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Entry to the US with a petty theft record

About a year ago I committed a petty theft in a store in my home country, the amount of things stolen was less than 10 USD. I was given a fine and never served jail time. Am I inadmissible to the US ...
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Is it possible to transit through a UK airport whilst barred for entry into the UK

A particular person wanting to travel is barred for entry to the UK. This means if they set foot on UK soil they will be arrested and put in jail. This is all ok, however there are a number of good ...
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US visa after UK drink driving offense

My family have travelled to the US several times from the UK. My husband was banned from driving for 12 months (drink driving charge) in the UK, but it was over 2 years ago. Will this have a negative ...
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Possible to travel on VWP (ESTA) if previously granted a visa

My husband had a DUI conviction (no harm to property or persons) in 2006 and successfully applied for a B-2 tourist visa to visit the US in 2008. There have been no convictions since. The ESTA ...
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“General grounds for refusal: considering entry clearance” and probation

I have a friend from the US, who is willing to visit the UK for a month or two. My friend was sentenced to 10 yrs of probation, and was never in prison, and he has finished his sentence a couple ...
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Brit with a criminal record travelling to Australia. Which visa to apply for?

I am struggling to find a firm answer to my question. Here's my situation: I am looking to travel to Australia in December for a few weeks to visit my brother, who moved there a few years ago. I am a ...
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Problems with Canadian eTA

Three weeks ago, my husband applied for an eTA to visit Canada. He declared a very old criminal conviction (more than 40 years ago, a drunken mistake, in the UK, is considered a spent conviction). It'...
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Can I get a passport and visa if I have a felony 5 record?

I have a felony 5 on my record and want to get a passport and then a visa for South Africa. The criminal offense is in the United States and happened 5 years ago. Will I be eligible to get a passport ...
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Will having fingerprints on record in Italy be an issue when getting a Polish visa?

My friend was caught in 2012 travelling to Italy with a fake passport and had his fingerprints taken. Now he wants to apply for a Polish working visa. This time he has a full original passport. Will ...
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Can I travel to Florida with a criminal record for possession of cannabis?

I have been told that I have court in July for a personal use of cannabis case. I got caught with cannabis last May, a month after I turned 18 years old, with 28 grams of cannabis. It was only for ...
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Arrested by police: ESTA vs US visa

For the US visa application process, they ask for arrests. I had an encounter with the police when I was in my very early teens and not sure if I was formally arrested - I certainly wasn't charged ...
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For a Russian visa, do I need to disclose a driving offence?

My partner pleaded guilty to dangerous driving in 2017 and he received a ban. Does it need to be disclosed on the Russian Visa application?
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Criminal conviction after B1/B2 visa

A few months ago, I was convicted and fined nominally for indecent exposure in my country of residence (different from my country of nationality and origin). From all that I have read online including ...
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When does my automatic 10-year UK visa ban end?

I was in the UK in 2009 to participate in an event there. I went to London from 26 June until 11 September (long period) but I thought that was normal as I had a 6-month visa. I went to South London ...
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Travel to the UK with a reduced felony [duplicate]

I was convicted on a marijuana possession charge in 2010. I received nine months in county jail and three years probation sentence. I completed without incident. I have never been in any other trouble....
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Can I enter Singapore after being told I was banned? [closed]

I worked in Singapore for 7 years beginning in 2003. In 2010 I was convicted and went to prison for 2.5 years. I was released in 2013, and was sent back to Malaysia. I was told that I'm banned from ...
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My ESTA has been refused

I’m planning on going to New York July 2020, I just applied for my ESTA and have been refused due to me having GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm) on my record what can I do now to try and get to the USA?
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Is it worth applying for a B1/B2 Visa application after being refused admission under INA 212 /INA 217.4 with a 'criminal' record?

Background: I am a UK citizen. I was recently denied access to the US at Dublin pre-clearance. The full reason was under section 212 (a)(7)(A)(i)(I) and also INA 217.4 Because of this I am unable to ...
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UK work visa with pending criminal charge [closed]

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 ...
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Getting my Filipino boyfriend a UK visa

My Filipino boyfriend wants to visit me in the UK. I have given all my documents showing that I own a property, and that I can support him (salary proof and bank account), plus a letter explaining and ...
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UK Entry Visa - How do I defend my Employment Status

I recently applied for UK visa which was refused. I overstayed years ago when I was in school. Thereafter in 2013 I was given a 6 Months visa which wasn't used. I then applied in 2017 for a Conference ...
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Undeclared UK Conviction [closed]

I want to attend a conference in November. I applied for a UK visa but was denied because I didn't declare a criminal conviction of 1989. There was no jail term, but I was given 50 hours of community ...
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Criminal- traveling history

I had two felonies on my record for 2017. Burglary of an unoccupied structure (unarmed) and Damage of property ($1,000 or more). I pleaded guilty to both. Both were actually DISMISSED through the ...
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I am not eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program due to a past conviction. Is there any way to get a longer US validity visa?

I am barred for life from the US visa waiver programme. I have always followed the rules, never overstayed etc., etc., - I thought building up a history and following all rules and being honest from ...
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Drink driving ban in the UK applying for a Russian visa

I want to go to Russia for a short holiday. I was arrested for drink driving just over a year ago and was banned for 4 years. Do I need to declare this on my visa application form?
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Canadian refused ETA due to old DUI, no time for visa, will I be denied entry to Australia?

I'm a Canadian, and supposed to attend a work conference in Sydney, Australia in less than one month. I was denied an ETA because I declared that I have a criminal record (a DUI from 1999). I filled ...
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Can I study in Germany with a criminal record? [closed]

I am a Chinese national who has lived in the US for 15+ years. I have a drug-related criminal charge against me from the US but I left the country before my court date (my lawyer did not feel like it ...
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Australia ETA with prior speeding ticket

I'm planning on traveling to Australia so I applied for an ETA. The site said you wouldn't be eligible if you had a conviction with a sentence of 12 months, which I don't. However, I do have a couple ...
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UK visa with past conviction [closed]

I recently applied for a UK visa but was denied based on the fact that I did not declare a criminal conviction of 1989. There was no jail term, but I was given 50 hours of community service and a fine ...
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Australia visa application for work and holiday [closed]

Last summer, in 2016, I traveled to Australia with a tourist visa, staying for 3 months. I'm from Chile. I got a speeding ticket and fine in Melbourne in February. I didn't pay the fine in the given ...
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Australian ETA with Reckless Driving (misdemeanor)

I am planning on traveling to Australia so I applied for an ETA. The site said I wouldn't be eligible if I had a conviction with a sentence of 12 months. I was arrested in college for a DUI but was ...
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misdemeanor in the US, citizen of Russia, travel to UK

I am a citizen of the Russian Federation and a permanent resident of the US. My American ex wife has obtained a restraining order against me and I was arrested for violating the order through what she ...
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Can my friend travel to Mexico after deportation from the US [closed]

I have a friend who was deported from the US after committing an aggrevated felony. She wanted to know whether she can fly to mexico to visit.
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Can I get an Italian student visa with a criminal record in Germany? [closed]

I'm from the Middle East. In 2015, I traveled to Germany and some other European countries for a month. In the last days in Berlin, my friend and I did something stupid and stole something small, just ...
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Travelling to London with a Misdemeanor [duplicate]

We are travelling from the USA to the UK/Scotland/Ireland for a family wedding/ tourism in November 2019 (for 2 weeks). My husband was convicted of Assault,Family Violence in 2017 (misdemeanor). He’s ...
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Can go to the UK if I have a criminal record? [closed]

I am from Romania in 2006. I was in prison in the UK for drugs importation in 2009 and was deported. Can I go to UK and get a job?