Found 26th Apr 2010
Im going to florida in june and now getting abit worried now weither i need a visa or not. Question is, how do you find out if you have a criminal record? Odd thing happend back i beleive in 99/00 or so but cant remember if i got charged for it. its now nearly ten years on now but just getting worried as stated weither i have one or not.
So please if anyone knows how to find out please let me know, cheers.

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Depending on the severity of the conviction, it's probably spent by now....

oh lawd!

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you cant remember if you went to court?

if it was not a serious thing(and Im guessing it wasnt,if you arent even sure if you were charged or not) then it will be expired.

Well can you not remember if you went to court. Its convictions at court that go as a criminal record. You could be arrested ten times then be released no further action and not have a criminal record. You canwrite in and request it from your local police force.

How old were you at the time???

Original Poster

Was nothing major just cant rember if i got charged with it or not but after speaking to a few people im starting to get worried.:oops:

grant20;8457515

Was nothing major just cant rember if i got charged with it or not but … Was nothing major just cant rember if i got charged with it or not but after speaking to a few people im starting to get worried.:oops:



nothing to worry about-If you have never been in court then you will be fine for america-after ten years you wont show on any computer check.

Original Poster

Was at court for it but just cant remember if i got charged

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grant20;8457515

Was nothing major just cant rember if i got charged with it or not but … Was nothing major just cant rember if i got charged with it or not but after speaking to a few people im starting to get worried.:oops:



did you go to court?

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craigk8163;8457509

Well can you not remember if you went to court. Its convictions at court … Well can you not remember if you went to court. Its convictions at court that go as a criminal record. You could be arrested ten times then be released no further action and not have a criminal record. You canwrite in and request it from your local police force.How old were you at the time???



18/19 i think

You can only do a search on yourself under Scottish law. But you can use their website to do it from outside Scotland. From memory it costs about £25. See more here:

]http//ww…uk/

Also, records are all based upon the severity of the punishment and not the the offence (I think). Cautions with no other punishment expire after 5 years I seem to remember.

Hope that helps a little.

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grant20;8457538

Was at court for it but just cant remember if i got charged



you mean convicted, you need to be charged to end up in court

Having spent £60 for the application, £10 for CRB check, £7 for special USA acceptable photographs, £50 rail fare because we had to be in London before 10am.Then spent six hours at the embassey queuing for a visa.

They suggested that the criminal record was not a problem but the fact that my parents were dead and that I didn't have a job at the time meant that I was a 'flight risk' so my application was turned down.

I sincerely wish that I had just boarded a plane without a visa and taken my chances at the airport; but then the anxiety would have killed me on the way.

Only telephone enquiry number was cgarged at £1.50 per minute and the info they could give was not relevant.

I will not put myself through that aggro again; there are plenty of other countries that I am allowed into.

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sassie;8457556

you mean convicted, you need to be charged to end up in court



Well yes same thing doh!!

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do you recall going to jail, might help eliminate, if you recall this then you deffo have a criminal record. although some are spent after 10 years so dont show up

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well first things 1st, find out if you need one, if you dont then there is no point stressing about if you have a criminal record

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sassie;8457587

do you recall going to jail, might help eliminate, if you recall this … do you recall going to jail, might help eliminate, if you recall this then you deffo have a criminal record. although some are spent after 10 years so dont show up


no no lol no jail just court

I'm suprised you can remember you're going on holiday tbh :w00t:

whatsThePoint;8457592

Anything to do with drugs and you have no chance



about the sum of it

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greg_68;8457764

I'm suprised you can remember you're going on holiday tbh :w00t:



honeymoon to make it worse:)

grant20;8457779

honeymoon to make it worse:)



best thing to do is get a disclosure done from disclosure Scotland i had one completed a few weeks back straight forward process but get it in now can take up to six weeks for it to be processed


by the way shed rule you going ot the final I can't wait :thumbsup:

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doesnt everyone need a visa for the USA?

csiman;8457801

doesnt everyone need a visa for the USA?



yep

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shedboy66;8457798

best thing to do is get a disclosure done from disclosure Scotland i had … best thing to do is get a disclosure done from disclosure Scotland i had one completed a few weeks back straight forward process but get it in now can take up to six weeks for it to be processedby the way shed rule you going ot the final I can't wait :thumbsup:



Aye going to final for sure. 19 sleeps to go :thumbsup:

grant20;8457816

Aye going to final for sure. 19 sleeps to go :thumbsup:




just hoping we can get to the final without anymore injuries put yer hands up............................

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shedboy66;8457826

just hoping we can get to the final without anymore injuries put yer … just hoping we can get to the final without anymore injuries put yer hands up............................



put yer hands up put yer hands up put yer hands up :whistling: .......brewster will put his boots on and come on for county and score :w00t:

A warm welcome awaits.........................

http://www.markcurtismedia.com/files/imagecache/540wide/files/Guantanamo%20Bay%20Prisoner.jpg

go Australia, im sure they will take you

grant20;8457833

put yer hands up put yer hands up put yer hands up :whistling: … put yer hands up put yer hands up put yer hands up :whistling: .......brewster will put his boots on and come on for county and score :w00t:




better not haha........na hes a United fan he'll come on and score an own goal haha

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csiman;8457801

doesnt everyone need a visa for the USA?



Alfonse;8457808

yep


Im going to florida in june and now getting abit worried now weither i need a visa or not.

Question 1 answered then. :thumbsup:

Question 2 - drugs - dont even bother! Unreal how someone can go to court and not even remember if they got convicted! WTF!!!! :w00t:

grant20;8457571

Well yes same thing doh!!



Being charged and being convicted are most defnitely not the same thing. You can be charged with an offence but its only when or if you go to court on that same charge you can be convicted of it. You can be charged but then later the charges dropped. Conviction in court will always be on your record, spent or otherwise. When its spent it just means you no longer have to declare it - but it will always be on your record. Prison sentences of more than 2 and a half years are never spent.

Alternately try ]this, it's the visa waiver pre-uthorisation service...

black gerbil1;8457847

go Australia, im sure they will take you



lmao - reminds me of an Ian Botham story, when they asked him at Sydney Airport if he had a criminal record, he replied "Didn't know I still needed one"

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Was arrested when I was 11, went to court when I was 12 I'm now 27 it's still on my record so I can tell you now it does not expire though they should have deleted it 2 yrs after but I have to send a letter to my local force to have it removed by order of the magistrates. I know this because I went and spoke to a magistrate about it and she agreed it should have been removed.

It costs £10 and you need to send your passport to get them to check.

I'm in the middle fo going through this process and also from Dundee, and it's for a trip to Florida coincidently. even if it's just an arrest it will show on their systems and the process takes forever. 2 weeks to get the criminal record check, then upto 6 weeks for an appointment at the embassy, then a few days after that you should get your passport back.

Nothing you can do now mate, you're never going to get it by June, so you're just going to have to risk it for a biscuit!!

You will have to call the wedding off!!!!

things like this totally amaze me! i mean this is not something you forget! i know if i had been arrested and i went to court i think i would remember what it was for and whether or not the charge was dropped or what the outcome actually was i mean it was only ten years ago so not that long ago and your only in your late twenties so not exactly memory loss either! does the bride know the situation? as i honestly think it is too late to sort now to be able to go unfortunately.

whatsThePoint;8457592

Anything to do with drugs and you have no chance



I'd hazard a guess it was drug related,that's why he can't remember :giggle:

deb8z;8461273

I'd hazard a guess it was drug related,that's why he can't remember … I'd hazard a guess it was drug related,that's why he can't remember :giggle:



too true :-D

csiman;8457931

Im going to florida in june and now getting abit worried now weither i … Im going to florida in june and now getting abit worried now weither i need a visa or not.Question 1 answered then. :thumbsup:Question 2 - drugs - dont even bother! Unreal how someone can go to court and not even remember if they got convicted! WTF!!!! :w00t:



maybe he cant remember because he was of his head on drugs lol:whistling:
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