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Hi. I was caught shoplifting. I didnt intend to do it. I

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Hi. I was caught shoplifting. I didnt intend to do it. I regret. I meant to pay but i forgot. My mind was somewhere.No police were involment. They told me that i will receive a letter asking a fine from Retail loss prevention. Security guards took my all details. I am a student in london. I am worried will it affect on my visa. If I pay the fine is it over? I am confused I read it is better to ignore .i am worried will it be recorded. I will extend my visa. And when I fill the form about criminal shall I declare about this case. Please advise me. And I am travelling for holiday for three weeks. Can I travel? The security guy told that I will receive a letter during three weeks. am i on the police database?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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Thank you for your question.
You don't have to worry about this. The fine they're talking about is a civil penalty through a scheme backed by retailers to prevent shoplifting. If you pay the fine that will be it.
This won't affect your visa, record or anything if the police aren't involved. Pay the civil penalty and put it down to experience. If you don't pay it, however, they will prosecute and that will affect you.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ooo thanks. I will pay any fine.It happened in primark. I done wrong things. It will be a lesson for me. Just last question please. It happened on tuesday . On friday I am travelling. For three weeks. Can I travel? I havent received a letter yet. I am from kazakstan .My visa is tier 4 student. This letter from retail loss prevention will come I suggest approximately 7 or 8 of january as security guards told me. And they will not send to any police yes ? If i pay of course. I am coming on 11 of

january. is it fine if I pay when I come back. Or shall call them RLP. What kind of company this RLP. ?And in the filling application i

extension visa on the question about criminal. Can I answer no? Or shall I declare?

Yes, you can pay when you come back if you'll be back about the same time. And no, you don't have to say you have a criminal record on your visa extension as you don't have one.