this fine will not be registered in any record which is visible outside the authorities.
Thus, as long as you don't qualify for a job as a state employee, no one will ever know about the issue.
Make sure not to do shoplifting anymore.
If your are caught again, your history may cause a higher fine which will be registered in a visible way.
However, you will have to mention the "Strafbefehl" when applying for the visa until 5 years after the time the fine was legally binding as the authorities will have the data saved for at least 5 years.
Thus, it is recommendable to ask for a working visa after that time.
For other visa (for example marriage) the whole thing may not be relevant.
The record will only be relevant for Germany!
1)The Federal Police will get its data from the Bundeszentralregister (where the criminal record is stored). At the moment you have a criminal record, but due to th low fine it can only be seen by authorities
see above. However, the is the risk of having something stored in another file for example at the local Ausländerbehörde (alien authority). You'll never know.
4) It will be removed in the BZR. Your record at the Ausländerbehörde may be removed later. I don't know the exact times and whether they are actually respected.
It will be erased automatically.
That would be new to me. I only know about a common register for asylum cases (EuroDAC).
You can travel anywhere. It may only not allow you to get a visa for a job in Germany.
I think so, when you are asked.
I would do so. It's basically your only chance to give it a try.
Usually you will not be asked for your German criminal record.
11) See above.
Hope, I could help you.
I just double checked:
The limitation for criminal offenses can only be found in § 18a I Nr. 7 Aufenthg.
However, this is only relevant for immigrants being illegal but not send home (geduldet=tolerated). For the normal work-visa such minor criminal record is not relevant.
This is the reason, why such minor things of less than 90 days wages (Tagessätze) fine are not relevant.
Thus, you should mention the record, because the fact of not mentioning may be interpreted as a criminal offense as well and can be the reason not to issue the visa.
Be aware of the fact that the translation of the mentioned visa-form is wrong:
Have you ever been convicted? means:
Wurden Sie je strafrechtlich verurteilt.
refers only to those convictions which exist in the "Führungszeugnis". Thus, you would only have to mention anything from 90 Tagessätze which has not been deleted from the record before (after 5 years for most minor things).
The easiest would be just to put the date and fine (in day's wages = Tagessätze). However, 400 Euros cannot be more than 20 or 30 Tagessätze.
Regarding the provisions in the UK and other EU countries I cannot give any detailed information.
Anyway, your "criminal record" will not be a problem for a visa in Germany.
Thanks for the link. Could you please translate which said in the below link you sent as I don't know deutsch.
Also, Do this considered as punishment or convicted?
Can I request you not to post my questions & Answers in the Just answer website. Please.
This § is only applicable for people who are with "Duldung" in Germany (illegal but tolerated).
In this case a permit can only be issued the person was never convicted (exception: fines for crimes related to the residence permit from 50 to 90 day's salaries).
Sorry, I'm not understanding.
You mean, I'm not convicted?
What should I say this then?
If you mean convicted = vorbestraft.
Then you are not convicted.
If convicted = verurteilt (sentenced), then you are.
It all depends on the way you translate it.
Please clear me in simple way.
Letter I received say:
(Ermittlungsverfahren gegen sieTatvorwurf: Diebstahlvon der erhebung der öffentlichen klage habe ich im hinblick auf die gegen sie verhängte auflage abgesehen.Da die auflage bereits vollständig erfüllt ist, wird das verfahren gegen sie endgültig eingestellt.Die erbrachte sicherheitsleistung wurde als geldauflage verwendet.)
This means I'm convicted or not? Yes or No
If No, what should I say this as? For example: Punishment, fined????
This was just a fine without conviction (§ 153a StPO). So it's not relevant at all.
It will only be relevant if you commit a criminal offense again.
Please check again all the question & answer once again. Please go through our all discussion & if you feel any points can be double check for valuable answer. Please do reply me. There are few points asked about immigration point of view. If you come to know some good points after your investigation or double check. Please inform me the same as this will really help me much in future. Thanks for your service.
With your additional info I can confirm that you do not have a criminal record.
Please specify the questions left over once again (in short by numbers)!
Ok, I will specify that shortly. Need some time.
I have another question. If suppose, I share my police record number to you. Is it possible to check & enquire whether that shows as criminal record?
Sorry, without your authorization I won't be able to check anything.
However, if we are talking about fines less than 90 day's salaries (Tagessätze), don't worry!
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).