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Convictions become "spent" under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 after the requisite period of time for the sentence received. A police caution is not a conviction, it does not mean that you are charged with an offence for which you could be convicted - it is simply the police's version of a warning about your conduct.
The police maintain a database of the caution but it is NOT actually recorded as an offence.
A caution would not show up on a standard CRB check but would show up on a enhanced CRB check, but obviously only as a caution.
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I'm afraid not, no. Cautions in the scheme of crmininal activity is the lowest form however, it is not a conviction and is considered "spent" immediately for the purpose of the Act. It is considered conduct that is not serious enough to warrant being charged and convicted for.
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Generally, there is not considered a duty to volunteer cautions in job interviews. If however, they are asked (whether in a standard form questionaire or directly in interview) if they have any cautions then they should disclose. If they do not then it is viewed as willful deception and can therefore form the basis of misconduct, the conseqences of which can (and often does) detrimentally affect the person more than actually disclosing the offence in the first place.
If they have been through the application process and obtained visas then the criminal checks would already have been carried out. Any caution revealed would have already been taken in to account by the US immigraiton authority in determining their eligiblity for a visa.
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