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mexico & dominican republic advice needed please


mexico & dominican republic advice needed please

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RMUK - 11 Jun 19 12:04 PM
BenS, thanks for the information. Starting to feel a bit more relaxed now.

Although things could have changed since 2015, I think there would be definitely stories on here or other places about UK citizens being refused in Mexico or DR. There are plenty of posts from Americans who have been rejected, but then again they have that intrusive Megan's Law thing, and also when you read these posts there is no context to the person's conviction so you never know whether they were convicted of something really serious or not.

I think common sense should prevail. Fingers crossed!

I hate to rain on your parade, but common sense is not always used in these cases. Angry It will come down to what the police decide, so let's hope they do a proper risk assessment, which is all any of us can really ask.

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As Chris Stacey said: Although its not formally part of the sentence that is handed down in court, the criminal record that someone comes away with effectively becomes a second sentence, which can have a long-lasting, if not lifelong, impact.

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Well here I am at the pool in Dominican sipping my cocktail. I was a nervous wreck all the way there on the plane and at the customs (quite intimidating now, they have lots of glass booths and they were scanning everyone's passport and taking everyone's fingerprints) but when the lady scanned my passport she didn't even bat an eyelid and stamped it no problem so I suspect there was absolutely no notice sent out by UK NCB.

Now I can relax and enjoy my holiday! 

Just to note though that I asked my PPU officer about the notification he submitted for this trip and he actually confirmed to me in writing by email that he submitted me as a LOW risk with "no specific intelligence) so obviously if you are a medium or high risk then the dominican republic could still be dodgy. 

Hope this helps anyone planning to go there! 
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RMUK - 26 Aug 19 10:12 PM
Well here I am at the pool in Dominican sipping my cocktail. I was a nervous wreck all the way there on the plane and at the customs (quite intimidating now, they have lots of glass booths and they were scanning everyone's passport and taking everyone's fingerprints) but when the lady scanned my passport she didn't even bat an eyelid and stamped it no problem so I suspect there was absolutely no notice sent out by UK NCB.

Now I can relax and enjoy my holiday! 

Just to note though that I asked my PPU officer about the notification he submitted for this trip and he actually confirmed to me in writing by email that he submitted me as a LOW risk with "no specific intelligence) so obviously if you are a medium or high risk then the dominican republic could still be dodgy. 

Hope this helps anyone planning to go there! 

Thanks for the really helpful update, and have a fantastic holiday!
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