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Visa application - old driving conviction

Postby princessemma » Thu, 20 May 2010 9:27 pm

My husband and I are planning to move from London to Singapore in the next couple of months with his company. We're midway through filling in our applications and are a bit worried now we've remembered that he has an old driving conviction.

It was over 10yrs ago but was for drink driving. He was only just over the limit / next day breathaliser etc so isn't quite as 'criminal' as it sounds at first but he was fined and lost his license for 18mths.

I'm really worried this will affect our application.

Does anyone have any advice or experience of this kind of thing?

Many thanks in advance.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 May 2010 9:40 pm

It's not a criminal conviction but a driving conviction. Don't sweat it.

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Postby durain » Thu, 20 May 2010 10:30 pm

ahem... in the UK, drink driving is a criminal conviction. driving conviction would be parking tickets, speeding, etc.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 May 2010 11:16 pm

Fair enough. But I still wouldn't sweat it. I had a dui in the US before coming here as well, and it didn't cause me any problems.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 21 May 2010 4:51 am

I have to agree with SMS. Most countries, and I say again, most countries when you are applying for PR or EP. They will ask if you have any criminal conviction for the past 5 or 10 years or whatever including convicted in the court of law and jailed.
Criminal conviction is divided into two. Heinous , fraud, rape, child abuse, murder etc under serious crime which is A NO GO ZONE
Petty crime like speeding , DUI, parking is not a crime per se as it is not detrimental to the security or state health system of the applicant country.But if the speeding resulted in injury or death and you are jailed then you are a NO GO ZONE too.
As long as it is a fine and petty not jail time, it will not cause a problem for you.

The only countries that link convictions, unpaid tax and unpaid fines that I know of is between OZ , Kiwi and UK
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