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I am applying for a Brazil Work visa. My FBI background

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I am applying for a Brazil Work visa. My FBI background check shows 2 charges that I was arrested for: DUI and manslaughter 2 in 1993. It does not show conviction, only the arrest.
How will this be handled in the visa process?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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Did the actual charges end in a conviction for either or both of them? Or, not?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did a plea bargain. I plead guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter and the dui charge was dropped. There was no jail time. Only probation and community service. This is not on the FBI report. Only the arrest.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

Well I cannot tell you to lie. So assuming the Brazilian consulate agent inquires about this, one wants to be truthful.

See HERE. Brazil has a very case by case, subjective standard when it comes to criminal matters. They simply want to make sure that they are not importing violent behavior. Since this matter was not malicious or heinous, but due to a DUI, I highly doubt that this would invalidate the visa.

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