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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

Despite what many believe, there aren't as many non-spy links between countries in terms of sharing of criminal records. Generally, the onus is on the applicant to provide such details, if required. ...
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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

In most cases, the person applying for the work permit (or residence visa) is required to provide the police record. This means that the information is usually provided to the applicant by their home ...
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Is there a US version of the UK Criminal Records Bureau check?

The US does not have an easy way to get the exact equivalent of the UK CRB. The US State Dept has a page on this very subject: U.S. citizens may be asked to present a “certificate of good conduct” or ...
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Can you get a US work visa if you have been convicted of hacking?

Under Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (or I.N.A.) you are very clearly inadmissible as the possible sentence exceeded one year. In theory you could apply for a so called 212(d)(3) ...
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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

A few additional remarks: I am not sure most countries actually do require foreign criminal records to grant visas. I was going to comment that it was rare but a quick search reveals that it's pretty ...
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Worried about travel (criminal record)

As an Irish citizen, your right to live in the EU/EEA under DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC can only be denied for very serious, very specific suspicions that you are a present danger to public order and safety. ...
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Minor Crime Record - Visibility, Confidentiality and usefulness of getting it cleared

I moved to the US on a K1 visa last year and as part of that process they needed a criminal record check from the police in my country (UK). This included three possible outcomes, active trace, ...
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Germany work visa with drunk driving conviction

I think you mean BAC=0.038% or 0.38‰. Germany in general doesn't care what might be a criminal offense in another country. Hell, there are countries out there where certain kinds of consensual sex ...
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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

I can't say that this applies to all countries and situations, but when moving to the UK for university, the university required that I get a statement from both my home country (South Africa) and the ...
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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

If you look at Interpol membership unless you are in or from one of the countries that are non-members Interpol can either provide the information or facilitate the contact between the jurisdictional ...
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Which country gets to prosecute criminal cases over travelers committing a crime in foreign countries?

The country you currently find yourself in can always prosecute and sentence you to the extent provided by local law. That includes the death penalty. Your own country might protest through diplomatic ...
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What Dutch authority can certify my personal details for German agency?

I went to my Dutch municipality and requested a “Legitimatie Handtekening”, which is one of the standard tasks they do, on the request form. The Dutch stamp is very large compared to the space ...
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Does a record with crimes affect living and personal things in an other country?

An EU-Country can request a ECRIS record for a specific person, which will contain the national entries of other EU-Countries. This is basically a summary of Italy: certificato penale Germany: ...
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Going back to the Netherlands with outstanding fines?

Your description is quite confusing. You should really get help from a legal professional to better understand the situation and deal with it. Generally speaking, a fine from 2012 would still be due ...
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Does my having a pending criminal charge (small parking damage - classified as hit and run) affect my wife's family reunion visa?

What you need for your spouse to be eligible for "Familiennachzug" (Family Reunion) is: Der Ehegattennachzug zum in Deutschland lebenden ausländischen Ehegatten richtet sich nach § 30 Abs. ...
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Can I study in Germany with a criminal record from the US

This is almost the same question (with a different user) as found here: How does a drug arrest in the US affect chances of a student visa in Germany? I gave a complete answer there, that should be ...
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How does a drug arrest in the US affect chances of a student visa in Germany?

The German / US extradition treaty of 1976-06-20 only references hard drugs as a reason for extradition, so this would depend on which type of drug is referenced in the charges. It is likly that any ...
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Germany work visa with drunk driving conviction

Germany (and to an extend the whole Schengen area) only cares for crimes that are a serious threat to public safety or security. That means terrorism, drug trafficking, child abuse, being part of a ...
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Will the UK deport my boyfriend after he serves his jail sentence?

Your boyfriend is in jail and was asked a question by Home Office officials, and you ask whether this means he will be deported. No. Being asked whether he wishes to leave voluntarily or whether he ...
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Is it possible to work in Germany with a small criminal history?

It'll most likely depend on the officer reviewing your application, however, you could include some references from people (do you know any cops, or lawyers?) saying you're basically a great person. ...
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I have a criminal record in Canada. Can I enter Germany?

NO, and yes. Germany is a member of the Schengen Area, whose law is relatively lax. Questions about criminal convictions are not asked when applying for a Schengen visitor/business visas, and border ...
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How to get my UK criminal record from abroad?

You can request online www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record but note that the UK handles firearms licencing by a different process, so check your home state will accept this certificate anyway
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Criminal record check

If you're intending to try to hide your conviction from the Canadian immigration authorities, that is a very ill-advised strategy. You will get caught. Maybe not straight away, but it will come back ...
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Driving fine and US visa application

From a US Embassy website: If you have a minor traffic offense which did not result in an arrest and/or conviction you may travel visa free under the Visa Waiver Program, provided you are ...
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