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Getting a Visa with a Criminal Conviction

 
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CrackFox



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:38 am    Post subject: Getting a Visa with a Criminal Conviction Reply with quote

Has anyone recently been denied a visa with a drink driving conviction?
In 2008 my Korean visa was approved despite a drink driving conviction from 2005. Just last week the same immigration office denied my visa even though I had been approved before and worked in Korea for a year. What the hell?

I know the conviction issue has been done to death but I'd appreciate any advice and whether there is any way of challenging this inconsistency .

Getting into North Korea was easier.......
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MITCHELL



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming you intend to tell the truth, your son would definitely need to apply for a visa, as regardless of the nature of the offense and the eventual outcome, he was in fact arrested.
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Mandrake



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Getting a VISA with a criminal record Reply with quote

CrackFox

The South Korean immigration office is really cracking down on allowing people with criminal convictions into their country; especially when these people will be dealing with and educating their children.

You may not be able to get back into South Korea with your conviction. My best advice to you would be to apply to have your criminal record expunged. Most countries allow their citizens to have their record expunged after the conviction is older than a certain length of time. This would obviously vary from country to country; as well as on what the conviction was for.

I would speak to your local criminal justice department and find out what can be done to have your record expunged. With a clean CRC/CBC you should then have no problems getting a VISA for South Korea.
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NaviESL5



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: Getting a VISA with a criminal record Reply with quote

Mandrake wrote:
CrackFox

The South Korean immigration office is really cracking down on allowing people with criminal convictions into their country; especially when these people will be dealing with and educating their children.

You may not be able to get back into South Korea with your conviction. My best advice to you would be to apply to have your criminal record expunged. Most countries allow their citizens to have their record expunged after the conviction is older than a certain length of time. This would obviously vary from country to country; as well as on what the conviction was for.

I would speak to your local criminal justice department and find out what can be done to have your record expunged. With a clean CRC/CBC you should then have no problems getting a VISA for South Korea.


I agree with you, Mandrake. I work for one of the recruiting agencies in South Korea, and yes, South Korea is pretty strict when it comes to criminal records. After you have your records clean, you should be fine and can come to South Korea any time.
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