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

There are a couple of possibilities: This person received a DUI or other infraction which resulted in their driver’s license being revoked, which makes it harder to check in for a flight. However, ...
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Future consequences related to a charge of criminal offence: Drinking and riding bicycle in Germany

Fact 1: You haven’t been convicted. Fact 2: You have been fined. Fact 3: You have committed an offence (that’s what you told us). Fact 4: There is no record in Germany that you were even accused of an ...
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Future consequences related to a charge of criminal offence: Drinking and riding bicycle in Germany

Depends on the fine print. German law has something called a Strafbefehl, a non-negotiable, court-approved offer of a plea bargain. One can take it or request a full court case. The Strafbefehl is ...
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Travel Ban in the United Kingdom for Criminal History

The rules for admitting people with criminal records to the UK are very strict. 9.4.1. An application for entry clearance, permission to enter or permission to stay must be refused where the ...
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What are some non-obvious things that a foreign visitor shouldn't do in US that can get one arrested or fined?

You should check the Travel and Safety Advice that most countries offer for their citizens. They will often contain information to insure that their citizens are aware that certain thing are done ...
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What are some non-obvious things that a foreign visitor shouldn't do in US that can get one arrested or fined?

If you are driving a vehicle and get pulled over by the police for any reason (like speeding), DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR. Pull over, park, lower your window so the officer can talk to you, and put ...
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Can the rapper Drake get a criminal through Canadian immigration?

While it's highly unlikely CBSA gives one whit about Drake or what he says he can do, yes, it is possible to enter Canada with a criminal history. Overcome criminal convictions You have to apply for ...
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Visiting Canada as UK citizen after arrest, but no charge

As a UK citizen, you are eligible to apply for a Canadian eTA. One of the questions on the form is: Question 2: Have you ever committed, been arrested for, been charged with or convicted of any ...
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FBI digital fingerprints at USPS?

I created this question for the future reference since I didn't find this info until at the actual post office, which was frustrating since I had to travel to a different city to visit an eligible ...
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How can a Sex Offender Travel to UK without a harrowing experience?

I believe you will never be allowed to enter the UK. Paragraphs 9.4.1.(c) and 9.4.2.(c) provide that an application must be refused or permission cancelled where a person has committed an offence ...
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Traveling to UK with acquitted criminal charges

The controlling technical reference for this question is Part 9 of the Immigration Rules, entitled Immigration Rules part 9: grounds for refusal, and specifically Paragraph 320 sub paragraph 2, which ...
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Can I enter Singapore after being told I was banned?

You're out of luck. Under the Singapore Immigration Act you are specifically prohibited under Part II, Sec. 8, Para 3d: (d) any person who — (i) has been convicted in any country or state of ...
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Traveling to UK with acquitted criminal charges

With that being said, will I be able to get into UK? Per UK law, all else being equal you should not be refused for having been merely accused. See Can a US citizen with a criminal record travel to ...
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Can a person be banned from flying within the U.S. if he has a criminal record?

Technically speaking, no. An arrest is not a conviction and simply being arrested cannot have that kind of punishment. If he was arrested AND convicted, then yes, it is possible that as either part ...
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Travelling to Canada for work with 2 drink driving convictions?

Unfortunately, you cannot be assured that you will be able to enter Canada, except in certain circumstances such as if the offense happened while you were a minor, or if at least five years has passed ...
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Can I enter the US from the UK with a serious but old drugs charge

You will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa (such as a B2 tourist visa) from the US Embassy or Consulate. The consular officer will decide on your admissibility. See Inadmissibility waiver- ...
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Visa with criminal record

A criminal record is not an issue per se. There is no question asking to disclose it on the Schengen visa application form and no systematic exchange of criminal records between Schengen countries. ...
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US Registered Sex Offender Travel to UK

This is an expansion of Nicolas' comment. In general, if you have criminal record of any sort, then apply for a visa for that country, and DO NOT LIE on your application. For the Check if you need a ...
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Entry to the US with a petty theft record

Most questions regarding study and work abroad belong on Expatriates, but the statutory grounds of inadmissibility apply equally to those categories and to visitors. A petty theft as described in the ...
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My ESTA has been refused

You'll need to apply for a B-visa. Good job you applied for the ESTA long before you intended to travel.
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Travel to UK with USA criminal record

The US shares criminal records with several other countries, including the UK. UK border officers will be able to access your US criminal history. You should disclose the criminal conviction on your ...
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Can I enter the US from the UK with a serious but old drugs charge

In the vast majority of cases, a foreign drugs conviction will leave you "inadmissible" to enter the US for the rest of your life. This is true even if the sentence was "suspended"...
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Can my family members enter the US with criminal convictions?

If the people involved are all Australia or New Zealand citizens, you will need an ESTA before you can even board a flight to the US. Getting an ESTA is a quick online process. You start an ...
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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?

An arrest, without actually being charged, does not make a person inadmissible to the US. From Canadians Requiring Visas: Furthermore, Canadians who have been deported or removed from the United ...
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Travelling to US with criminal records

The process is clear, your chances of actually being allowed travel are not. It will likely take at least 6 months for you to obtain an answer on whether you can travel, and realistically there is no ...
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What are some non-obvious things that a foreign visitor shouldn't do in US that can get one arrested or fined?

Here are some examples of things that some foreign visitors do in the U.S. that might get them in legal trouble. For pretty much every item, you can find a news article about a tourist actually doing ...
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How can a Sex Offender Travel to UK without a harrowing experience?

He suggested I fill out an application for a visa next time and wait for the results If you have a criminal record, it is definitely the best thing to do However, I have also read online that they ...
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Entering Australia on ETA with undisclosed wet and reckless

In practice, if the ETA has already been granted, due diligence is complete and your husband will be allowed to enter Australia. Assuming he is a US citizen, he can use the SmartGates on entry and ...
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I am a registered sex offender from Arizona. Will I be allowed entry into Scotland?

A US citizen normally does not need a visa to visit the UK, but those with criminal records do, see FCDO guidance. It is unlikely that you will be permitted to enter the UK, especially if you've ...
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US visa after UK drink driving offense

A drunk driving conviction by itself does not make your husband inadmissible. No need to go to US Embassy or special documentation. The ESTA form asks applicants the following: Have you ever been ...
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