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Old 07-31-2018, 03:37 PM
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Visa Query

Looking to visit family for 3 weeks on a tourist visa and looking at the official website for home affairs under criminal convictions it only mentions crimes that have resulted in either prison time served or suspended.

I was convicted of dangerous driving in the UK (I'm a UK citizen) in May and received a 12 month ban and a fine and was wondering if
a. This needs to be declared and
b. If it will have the potential to get me denied access.

I have no other criminal record and have no problem declaring it if I need to, just looking for some advice on the situation

Many thanks in advance


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Old 08-01-2018, 12:04 AM
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A - Yes.
B - Yes.

All cases are assessed on their merit, it would still be worth applying, but I wouldnt purchase flights until the visa is granted.

I would also ensure I applied for a visitor visa and not an ETA, as with an ETA you may get turned round at the port of entry, with a visitor visa then there's much less chance of being turned round due to having disclosed it prior.

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ETA - SC601

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Old 08-01-2018, 04:22 AM
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I'm not sure if driving offenses count as criminal offense but I would certainly declare it. If the penalty was a driving ban, then it may not be anything to worry about. It's typically things that result in jail sentences, even if the sentence is suspended, that cause visa issues.

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