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Misdemeanor on my record..can I visit?

Postby Tamworth54 » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 5:32 am

Hello,
I am from the USA and plan to visit this late fall. I have a wet reckless driving from about 20 years ago and a disturbing the Peace from 5 years ago... Both only informal probation and small fines... Will I have any problems with visa upon arrival? I've not had problems in other Asian countries including Hong Kong....

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Misdemeanor on my record..can I visit?

Postby BillyB » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:10 pm

Tamworth54 wrote:Hello,
I am from the USA and plan to visit this late fall. I have a wet reckless driving from about 20 years ago and a disturbing the Peace from 5 years ago... Both only informal probation and small fines... Will I have any problems with visa upon arrival? I've not had problems in other Asian countries including Hong Kong....

Thanks in advance.


You'll be fine for a visit. HK is generally much stricter when it comes to criminal records, so, if you got in there OK, you should be good for Singapore.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 3:27 pm

For social visits, the immigration card you fill in has no questions regarding whether you have been arrested/convicted etc. If you were getting a work pass it is a different matter.

This is in contrast to say the old US visa waiver self-declaration form where you had to declare if you had committed crimes 'of moral turpitude' [I believe that is the next level up from misdemeanors].

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Postby luminoso » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 3:58 pm

Yes you will have no problems visiting.

However if you are intending to get a job in Singapore, they might bring up your history and that might count against you.


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