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I am a US citizen trying to transfer to my companys UK office.

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I am a US citizen trying to transfer to my company's UK office. I have been with my company for over 6 years. I had a 2008 DUI conviction. Am I still eligible for a UK visa with that type of criminal background?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.

What sentence did you receive please?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Community service, a fine and 3 years probation.

It was an unfortunate incident. I do have a number of character witnesses who will write letters. I have been volunteering for a youth camp, ages 10-12, for a week in the summer for the last 16 years. I take vacation from work to do it.
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.

I will answer at 9am(an hours time)

Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for your patience.

Whilst it is a complication to your application, it is not a complication that necessarily means that you will be rejected but you will have to prepare the application in the right way and ensure that you have the correct supporting documentation.

This is because the offence was more than 5 years ago which means that it would be considered “spent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders act and it does not also fall foul under Immigration Rule 320(18):-

Therefore you will not be rejected under 320(19).

However, there is also a “catch-all” rejection ground if to admit you would “not be conducive to the public good”. For this reason you should disclose the offences and mitigate it. You can mitigate it by advising of any circumstances which gave rise to the offence, full details with supporting evidence of yoru rehabilitation and also character statements from pesrons of authority who know you and can speak to your rehabilitation and good character.

If you do this I would still be reasonably confident that you will be approved.

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