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Travelling to Japan


Travelling to Japan

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Not sure how many of you have Japan on your list of potential holiday destinations but if you do,we've produced some new information setting out details of when your criminal record might be a problem. Read more here.






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Deb S - 21 Sep 16 10:02 AM
Not sure how many of you have Japan on your list of potential holiday destinations but if you do,we've produced some new information setting out details of when your criminal record might be a problem. Read more here.





I have booked a flight to Osaka in August for 5 weeks as I have been invited to stay with my best friend. I have a SOR and although I could choose to not declare it, I do not fancy being found out. I am no danger to anyone (I never have been), and hope that on reading my landing card disclosure, that the Japanese immigration allow me in.
Is there any more information updates on this matter ?

I read that Japan does not have access to UK (my country) data bank, but do they have access to Interpol listing?



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Harry53 - 25 Apr 18 7:21 PM
Deb S - 21 Sep 16 10:02 AM
Not sure how many of you have Japan on your list of potential holiday destinations but if you do,we've produced some new information setting out details of when your criminal record might be a problem. Read more here.





I have booked a flight to Osaka in August for 5 weeks as I have been invited to stay with my best friend. I have a SOR and although I could choose to not declare it, I do not fancy being found out. I am no danger to anyone (I never have been), and hope that on reading my landing card disclosure, that the Japanese immigration allow me in.
Is there any more information updates on this matter ?

I read that Japan does not have access to UK (my country) data bank, but do they have access to Interpol listing?



If you have been disclosing foreign travel to PPU, then if they have concerns they can issue an Interpol green notice, which the Japanese authorities will see. If they don't issue a notice, then if you don't disclose, they won't know anything about you other than what you tell them and what is in your passport.

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AB2014 - 1 May 18 2:00 PM
Harry53 - 25 Apr 18 7:21 PM
Deb S - 21 Sep 16 10:02 AM
Not sure how many of you have Japan on your list of potential holiday destinations but if you do,we've produced some new information setting out details of when your criminal record might be a problem. Read more here.





I have booked a flight to Osaka in August for 5 weeks as I have been invited to stay with my best friend. I have a SOR and although I could choose to not declare it, I do not fancy being found out. I am no danger to anyone (I never have been), and hope that on reading my landing card disclosure, that the Japanese immigration allow me in.
Is there any more information updates on this matter ?

I read that Japan does not have access to UK (my country) data bank, but do they have access to Interpol listing?



If you have been disclosing foreign travel to PPU, then if they have concerns they can issue an Interpol green notice, which the Japanese authorities will see. If they don't issue a notice, then if you don't disclose, they won't know anything about you other than what you tell them and what is in your passport.

I cancelled my flight last year for this, but as I read that Japan does not have access to the UK Police database, it is only a risk entering if the landing card is completed owning up to the conviction, which would immediately ban any entry. Like to know if anyone has entered without problems
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Harry53 - 28 Jun 19 1:07 PM
AB2014 - 1 May 18 2:00 PM
Harry53 - 25 Apr 18 7:21 PM
Deb S - 21 Sep 16 10:02 AM
Not sure how many of you have Japan on your list of potential holiday destinations but if you do,we've produced some new information setting out details of when your criminal record might be a problem. Read more here.





I have booked a flight to Osaka in August for 5 weeks as I have been invited to stay with my best friend. I have a SOR and although I could choose to not declare it, I do not fancy being found out. I am no danger to anyone (I never have been), and hope that on reading my landing card disclosure, that the Japanese immigration allow me in.
Is there any more information updates on this matter ?

I read that Japan does not have access to UK (my country) data bank, but do they have access to Interpol listing?



If you have been disclosing foreign travel to PPU, then if they have concerns they can issue an Interpol green notice, which the Japanese authorities will see. If they don't issue a notice, then if you don't disclose, they won't know anything about you other than what you tell them and what is in your passport.

I cancelled my flight last year for this, but as I read that Japan does not have access to the UK Police database, it is only a risk entering if the landing card is completed owning up to the conviction, which would immediately ban any entry. Like to know if anyone has entered without problems

Unlock have updated their information and advice on travel to Japan. It seems that if you were given more than a year in prison (including suspended sentences) or have been convicted of a drugs offence, you will be refused entry. No mention of any other restrictions, although they do ask about convictions on the landing card.

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AB2014 - 2 Jul 19 8:45 AM
Harry53 - 28 Jun 19 1:07 PM
AB2014 - 1 May 18 2:00 PM
Harry53 - 25 Apr 18 7:21 PM
Deb S - 21 Sep 16 10:02 AM
Not sure how many of you have Japan on your list of potential holiday destinations but if you do,we've produced some new information setting out details of when your criminal record might be a problem. Read more here.





I have booked a flight to Osaka in August for 5 weeks as I have been invited to stay with my best friend. I have a SOR and although I could choose to not declare it, I do not fancy being found out. I am no danger to anyone (I never have been), and hope that on reading my landing card disclosure, that the Japanese immigration allow me in.
Is there any more information updates on this matter ?

I read that Japan does not have access to UK (my country) data bank, but do they have access to Interpol listing?



If you have been disclosing foreign travel to PPU, then if they have concerns they can issue an Interpol green notice, which the Japanese authorities will see. If they don't issue a notice, then if you don't disclose, they won't know anything about you other than what you tell them and what is in your passport.

I cancelled my flight last year for this, but as I read that Japan does not have access to the UK Police database, it is only a risk entering if the landing card is completed owning up to the conviction, which would immediately ban any entry. Like to know if anyone has entered without problems

Unlock have updated their information and advice on travel to Japan. It seems that if you were given more than a year in prison (including suspended sentences) or have been convicted of a drugs offence, you will be refused entry. No mention of any other restrictions, although they do ask about convictions on the landing card.

Hi late reply.
Do you agree with my reading of the article that if your stay is less than 90 days you can get entry? 

Do I need a visa to travel to Japan?

If you are a British citizen or British national, you will be able to enter Japan as a visitor for up to 90 days without a visa. You will need to provide evidence that you have a return or onward ticket.With a criminal record, you can still travel without a visa for up to 90 days[/quote]



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JASB - 29 Jan 20 3:44 PM
AB2014 - 2 Jul 19 8:45 AM
Harry53 - 28 Jun 19 1:07 PM
AB2014 - 1 May 18 2:00 PM
Harry53 - 25 Apr 18 7:21 PM
Deb S - 21 Sep 16 10:02 AM
Not sure how many of you have Japan on your list of potential holiday destinations but if you do,we've produced some new information setting out details of when your criminal record might be a problem. Read more here.





I have booked a flight to Osaka in August for 5 weeks as I have been invited to stay with my best friend. I have a SOR and although I could choose to not declare it, I do not fancy being found out. I am no danger to anyone (I never have been), and hope that on reading my landing card disclosure, that the Japanese immigration allow me in.
Is there any more information updates on this matter ?

I read that Japan does not have access to UK (my country) data bank, but do they have access to Interpol listing?



If you have been disclosing foreign travel to PPU, then if they have concerns they can issue an Interpol green notice, which the Japanese authorities will see. If they don't issue a notice, then if you don't disclose, they won't know anything about you other than what you tell them and what is in your passport.

I cancelled my flight last year for this, but as I read that Japan does not have access to the UK Police database, it is only a risk entering if the landing card is completed owning up to the conviction, which would immediately ban any entry. Like to know if anyone has entered without problems

Unlock have updated their information and advice on travel to Japan. It seems that if you were given more than a year in prison (including suspended sentences) or have been convicted of a drugs offence, you will be refused entry. No mention of any other restrictions, although they do ask about convictions on the landing card.

Hi late reply.
Do you agree with my reading of the article that if your stay is less than 90 days you can get entry? 

Do I need a visa to travel to Japan?

If you are a British citizen or British national, you will be able to enter Japan as a visitor for up to 90 days without a visa. You will need to provide evidence that you have a return or onward ticket.With a criminal record, you can still travel without a visa for up to 90 days

[/quote]

Well, the government's advice says you may need to provide evidence of a return or onward ticket. It also mentions doubts about eligibility to enter Japan if you have a criminal record or have even been arrested. As always, there is no routine sharing of criminal record information between the UK and Japan.

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AB2014 - 30 Jan 20 9:20 AM
JASB - 29 Jan 20 3:44 PM
AB2014 - 2 Jul 19 8:45 AM
Harry53 - 28 Jun 19 1:07 PM
AB2014 - 1 May 18 2:00 PM
Harry53 - 25 Apr 18 7:21 PM
Deb S - 21 Sep 16 10:02 AM
Not sure how many of you have Japan on your list of potential holiday destinations but if you do,we've produced some new information setting out details of when your criminal record might be a problem. Read more here.





I have booked a flight to Osaka in August for 5 weeks as I have been invited to stay with my best friend. I have a SOR and although I could choose to not declare it, I do not fancy being found out. I am no danger to anyone (I never have been), and hope that on reading my landing card disclosure, that the Japanese immigration allow me in.
Is there any more information updates on this matter ?

I read that Japan does not have access to UK (my country) data bank, but do they have access to Interpol listing?



If you have been disclosing foreign travel to PPU, then if they have concerns they can issue an Interpol green notice, which the Japanese authorities will see. If they don't issue a notice, then if you don't disclose, they won't know anything about you other than what you tell them and what is in your passport.

I cancelled my flight last year for this, but as I read that Japan does not have access to the UK Police database, it is only a risk entering if the landing card is completed owning up to the conviction, which would immediately ban any entry. Like to know if anyone has entered without problems

Unlock have updated their information and advice on travel to Japan. It seems that if you were given more than a year in prison (including suspended sentences) or have been convicted of a drugs offence, you will be refused entry. No mention of any other restrictions, although they do ask about convictions on the landing card.

Hi late reply.
Do you agree with my reading of the article that if your stay is less than 90 days you can get entry? 

Do I need a visa to travel to Japan?

If you are a British citizen or British national, you will be able to enter Japan as a visitor for up to 90 days without a visa. You will need to provide evidence that you have a return or onward ticket.With a criminal record, you can still travel without a visa for up to 90 days


Well, the government's advice says you may need to provide evidence of a return or onward ticket. It also mentions doubts about eligibility to enter Japan if you have a criminal record or have even been arrested. As always, there is no routine sharing of criminal record information between the UK and Japan.
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Hi
I have literally just called the Japanese embassy in London to check if I would be allowed entry.
Though trip under 90 days so do not need a visa I would have to complete the boarding /entry card which asks about convictions and prison sentence over a year.
Taking we are all willing to comply so; in my case, say yes, I would be refused entry.
On thoughts of my saying NO, I'm assuming I would not get approval by the PPU as they would know /check the above rule.
That's another country off my list. 

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