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I would like to visit the UK, but have criminal record..


I would like to visit the UK, but have criminal record..

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Hello,

I would like to visit the UK soon, but I have a conviction on my record. The conviction is for a misdemeanor theft in 2009, which the sentence was only probation. Will I have a problem entering the UK?  I am coming from the United States. 

Thank you
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Trev - 11 Mar 17 12:27 AM
Hello,

I would like to visit the UK soon, but I have a conviction on my record. The conviction is for a misdemeanor theft in 2009, which the sentence was only probation. Will I have a problem entering the UK?  I am coming from the United States. 

Thank you

Hi Trev

Are you intending to visit for a holiday or to live/work?

Debs 

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Deb S - 13 Mar 17 8:33 AM
Trev - 11 Mar 17 12:27 AM
Hello,

I would like to visit the UK soon, but I have a conviction on my record. The conviction is for a misdemeanor theft in 2009, which the sentence was only probation. Will I have a problem entering the UK?  I am coming from the United States. 

Thank you

Hi Trev

Are you intending to visit for a holiday or to live/work?

Debs 
Hi Debs.,

It will just be a one week visit during the summer. 


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4 Years Ago by Trev
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Trev - 13 Mar 17 11:30 AM
Deb S - 13 Mar 17 8:33 AM
Trev - 11 Mar 17 12:27 AM
Hello,

I would like to visit the UK soon, but I have a conviction on my record. The conviction is for a misdemeanor theft in 2009, which the sentence was only probation. Will I have a problem entering the UK?  I am coming from the United States. 

Thank you

Hi Trev

Are you intending to visit for a holiday or to live/work?

Debs 
Hi Debs.,

It will just a one week visit during the summer. 


Sorry I should have asked before. What's your nationality as shown on your passport?



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Deb S - 13 Mar 17 3:51 PM
Trev - 13 Mar 17 11:30 AM
Deb S - 13 Mar 17 8:33 AM
Trev - 11 Mar 17 12:27 AM
Hello,

I would like to visit the UK soon, but I have a conviction on my record. The conviction is for a misdemeanor theft in 2009, which the sentence was only probation. Will I have a problem entering the UK?  I am coming from the United States. 

Thank you

Hi Trev

Are you intending to visit for a holiday or to live/work?

Debs 
Hi Debs.,

It will just a one week visit during the summer. 


Sorry I should have asked before. What's your nationality as shown on your passport?


United States of America is the nationality.
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Trev - 13 Mar 17 4:33 PM
Deb S - 13 Mar 17 3:51 PM
Trev - 13 Mar 17 11:30 AM
Deb S - 13 Mar 17 8:33 AM
Trev - 11 Mar 17 12:27 AM
Hello,

I would like to visit the UK soon, but I have a conviction on my record. The conviction is for a misdemeanor theft in 2009, which the sentence was only probation. Will I have a problem entering the UK?  I am coming from the United States. 

Thank you

Hi Trev

Are you intending to visit for a holiday or to live/work?

Debs 
Hi Debs.,

It will just a one week visit during the summer. 


Sorry I should have asked before. What's your nationality as shown on your passport?


United States of America is the nationality.

Hi Trev

If you are travelling to the UK for a holiday on a US passport you would not generally need to apply for a visa. 

The Government website states that:-

You may want to apply for a visa if you have a criminal record or you’ve previously been refused entry into the UK.

I've attached a link from our site which sets out further details about travelling to the UK on a visa - https://hub.unlock.org.uk/knowledgebase/travelling-uk/.  From what I can see, a minor theft conviction which didn't result in a prison sentence, shouldn't stop you from coming to the UK.

Let us know how you get on and have a great holiday.

Debs 

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Deb S - 14 Mar 17 8:26 AM
Trev - 13 Mar 17 4:33 PM
Deb S - 13 Mar 17 3:51 PM
Trev - 13 Mar 17 11:30 AM
Deb S - 13 Mar 17 8:33 AM
Trev - 11 Mar 17 12:27 AM
Hello,

I would like to visit the UK soon, but I have a conviction on my record. The conviction is for a misdemeanor theft in 2009, which the sentence was only probation. Will I have a problem entering the UK?  I am coming from the United States. 

Thank you

Hi Trev

Are you intending to visit for a holiday or to live/work?

Debs 
Hi Debs.,

It will just a one week visit during the summer. 


Sorry I should have asked before. What's your nationality as shown on your passport?


United States of America is the nationality.

Hi Trev

If you are travelling to the UK for a holiday on a US passport you would not generally need to apply for a visa. 

The Government website states that:-

You may want to apply for a visa if you have a criminal record or you’ve previously been refused entry into the UK.

I've attached a link from our site which sets out further details about travelling to the UK on a visa - https://hub.unlock.org.uk/knowledgebase/travelling-uk/.  From what I can see, a minor theft conviction which didn't result in a prison sentence, shouldn't stop you from coming to the UK.

Let us know how you get on and have a great holiday.

Debs 

Hi Deb,

Thanks for the info and help. I will post how things go on my trip to the UK. 
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4 Years Ago by Trev
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