Thank you for your question, You have asked whether to disclose the fare evasion offence and will it affect your application.
I am afraid that fare evasion is a criminal offence, please see the TFL website confirming this:
As it is a criminal offence, it may affect your application. I direct your attention to the Home Office law on this set out here:
It will be a mandatory refusal because:
322 (1C) states
they have, within the 24 months preceding the date of the application, been convicted of or admitted an offence for which they have received a non-custodial sentence or other out of court disposal that is recorded on their criminal record
Also, fare evasion is considered a dishonest act and the Home Office could also consider your case under Rule 322 (5)
It is undesirable to let an applicant stay because of their character, behaviour or associations (including convictions which do not fall within paragraph 322(1C)), or because they are a threat to national security.
I strongly suggest that you go to a specialist lawyer for further advice as this forum is only for general information.
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