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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. For example, applying for a driver's license in Victoria, Australia, as a New Zealand citizen - two very closely linked countries, I still had to write to the ...


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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 police force (or the police in countries they have lived in), and then submitted as part of the application. The process for obtaining a report varies a great ...


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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 “lack of a criminal record” for a variety of reasons for use abroad including adoption, school attendance, employment, etc. U.S. law enforcement authorities ...


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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) nonimmigrant waiver but your chances are extremely low because you committed the crime less than 15 years ago (except in a case of prostitution for which there ...


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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 common in the Americas. By contrast, European countries don't do it systematically to my knowledge. Countries cannot generally access criminal information from ...


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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. A past criminal record for drugs won't be nearly enough unless there is more in your record we don't know. Your right to work may be limited where it comes to ...


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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, inactive trace and no trace. Basically current criminal conviction, expired criminal conviction (as yours might be) and no criminal record. Since I have been in the ...


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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 are a criminal offense. – What's important is what is a criminal offense in Germany. Being drunk at BAC<0.5‰ without driving carelessly or causing an accident ...


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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 Japanese government (where I was living) that said I didn't have a criminal record. In South Africa, I had to go through a rather lengthy process, including ...


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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 law enforcement agencies to get the information (see Methodology on the same page). If the law enforcement agency chooses not to use Interpol they can contact ...


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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 channels but there is no general exemption for foreigners. Treaties might provide for exceptions to this general principle (e.g. diplomats, military personnel)....


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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 reserved for it on the form, but it was accepted without issues by the Bundesamt für Justiz and I received my eFZ.


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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: Führungszeugnis criminal/conduct record certificates of the participanting countries. Depending on the jurisdiction, certain convictions expire and therefore ...


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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 and it is possible to end up in detention for not paying a fine ordered by a judge (this is called vervangende hechtenis) so all this is definitely serious. ...


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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. 1 AufenthG. Der in Deutschland lebende Ausländer, zu dem der Nachzug stattfinden soll, muss danach u.a.: seit zwei Jahren eine Aufenthaltserlaubnis besitzen, ...


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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 sufficient for this question. Therefore a short summary: Your first application should include all information relating to your situation, even portions they ...


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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 soft drug charges, that are considered a crime in the US, is not considered a crime in Germany. Crime (Verbrechen) is when the minimal punishment is 1 year or ...


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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 foreign militia or actively hostile army, things like that. A single DUI, while certainly a crime, is nothing that should stop you. Looking at it from a ...


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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 intends to stay only means that they want to know whether he wants to leave or stay. That's all you can conclude. On the other hand, of course they can decide ...


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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. It's noted that Germany does have some rules on applicants with a criminal history: Countries like Germany have specific rules that state anyone convicted ...


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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 agent and landing cards (there aren't any) don't ask this either. If any officials or forms ask you if you have a criminal history, you still have to answer ...


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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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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 to haunt you. Best to tell them up front (when they ask), then it doesn't matter whether they have the "right" to ask New Zealand about convictions or not.


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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 otherwise qualified. If you are not sure whether or not you are eligible to travel visa free, the only way to resolve this question is to apply for a visa. ...


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