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Can someone travel to the UK if they have a criminal record?


Can someone travel to the UK if they have a criminal record?

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Bridges
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Hello,
If someone was convicted of a sexual offence in the country of which they are a national of (not the UK) when they were 18, could that stop them from visiting the UK? Even if it happened more than 5 years ago? 
Are there any waivers available if that person was coming to the UK to visit their partner or if they were travelling with their spouse who is a UK national? 
Any help and advice would be much appreciated.
Thank you
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Depends on what country you are coming from.
How long you where convicted for.
What you where convicted for.
Are you coming to visit or for work.
Do you need a visa or visa free.
And finally if you are going to fill in the forms honestly.

With out knowing the above nobody can say a definite yes or no.
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That is a fair point, my apologies 
Country coming from - New Zealand
Length of conviction - 9 months remand and 5 months ankle bracelet awaiting trial then 2 years house arrest 
Convicted offence - digital rape 
Reason for visiting UK - visit long term partner who is a UK national 
Visa or visa-free - presumably visa since there is a conviction 
Fill in forms honestly - yes 
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