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Post by 99redroses » Mon, 02 Jun 2014 3:33 pm

Hey guys,

I got a job offer with an US MNC and they are asking me to do a background check via HireRight. I have no problems with past employment history and degree check as I have done it before for my EP with no problems.

However my family and I had been removed from the US before. This happened about 11 years ago when I was 17 years old, in 2003. My parents decided to not leave, and due to my age at the time i followed suit. We then overstayed the visa but we eventually left. Due to the overstay we are banned from entering the states for 10 years. Will this show up on background check?

I have no criminal offense and have never been arrested, been to jail or even done drugs before. Basically I am otherwise a normal person. When i left the states, they gave us voluntary departure and we paid for our own flights. Nobody ever came to "get" us. Not sure if this has court record though (i had only been to immigration court for asylum application hearings)

Although it is a US MnC, the job is based in Singapore and will not likely require travel to the US. I also have no plans to go back to the states ever again. I am a PR and have been living in Singapore for the past five years.

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Post by taxico » Mon, 02 Jun 2014 7:12 pm

99redroses wrote:Hey guys,

I got a job offer with an US MNC and they are asking me to do a background check via HireRight. I have no problems with past employment history and degree check as I have done it before for my EP with no problems.

However my family and I had been removed from the US before. This happened about 11 years ago when I was 17 years old, in 2003. My parents decided to not leave, and due to my age at the time i followed suit. We then overstayed the visa but we eventually left. Due to the overstay we are banned from entering the states for 10 years. Will this show up on background check?

I have no criminal offense and have never been arrested, been to jail or even done drugs before. Basically I am otherwise a normal person. When i left the states, they gave us voluntary departure and we paid for our own flights. Nobody ever came to "get" us. Not sure if this has court record though (i had only been to immigration court for asylum application hearings)

Although it is a US MnC, the job is based in Singapore and will not likely require travel to the US. I also have no plans to go back to the states ever again. I am a PR and have been living in Singapore for the past five years.
i assume if you don't have a criminal record, then there's not much you can do unless you were asked to make some sort of "relevant" declaration which you did not do so...

although i'm pretty sure the bar will be found eventually... whether by chance or choice.
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Post by 99redroses » Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:50 am

Just to update, it never turned up on my record and i have now been employed with the same US MNC for 2 months now

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Post by Siv » Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:30 pm

Glad it all worked out well for you, mate....

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 23 Sep 2014 1:18 pm

Companies like HireRight can only find out what is publicly available on you. So you can find out most of the same details using Google and if you're willing to pay a small fee to a background check service.

If you were deported (as your case), they'd never know as long as you don't supply any type of uniquely identifying government Id number from that time period. (Passport, US SS #, etc.) If all they have is your name and you didn't tell them you were in the US they'll assume it was someone else with the same name. Not a big deal. Absolute worst case they flag it also by birthday, and then you just say "no not me". They'll have to prove it, not you.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 23 Sep 2014 2:34 pm

I was considering earlier that as he wasn't 18 at the time he could not have been considered legally responsible.

Plus visa overstay (US) is a civil offence, rather than a criminal one. Some random background that might interest you -- > http://ask-a-lawyer.freeadvice.com/law- ... -56400.htm

So I'd say that's two pretty good reasons why there was no need to declare this matter. Another civil offence is being issued a parking ticket, and another speeding; what are you going to do, declare all/any of those you've ever received for the entirety of your lifetime? I don't think so!

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