I am a citizen of Bangladesh. I am applying for a Residence Card as a family member of an EEA National. My wife is a German national, lives in England. The form I am applying is called EEA2.
The problem i'm facing is - there is a section called Personal History, which is Section 10. In here, I have to describe whether I have been "criminally convicted" or not and whether I consider myself as a "good character" or not.
I have never done any crime in my life. But a few months ago in a shop, I was absent minded and absolutely forgot to pay for the value of £35. Security came and I failed to convince them that I had no intention to steal. After sometime police came and issued a PND (Penalty Notice for Disorder). I paid £90 pound fine within 21 days.
Now my question is as I am applying for a Residence Card being a family partner of EEA National, do I need to say "Yes" in reply of the question of "Have you been convicted of any criminal offense in the UK or any other country? You must give details of all unspent and spent criminal convictions."
My second inquiry is - does getting a PND means "bad character"? Do I need to answer "Yes" in reply to the question of "Have you ever engaged in any other activities which might indicate that you may not be considered to be persons of good character?"
What if I don't disclose this information? Has it will affect?
Also, please let me know whether the record of a PND is accessible by the Home Office/ UKBA or not.
Here is my application link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/300572/EEA_2_Residence_Card_04-14.pdf
I have few more questions about this application. Please answer all these questions first, then I will go forward step by step. Regards.