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Guillermo Senmartin, Attorney At Law
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I am moving jobs from the UK to either New York or Canada.

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Hi, I am moving jobs from the UK to either New York or Canada. However my police check states no live trace.
Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the UK government? What country do you live in? What is your citizenship?
Customer: I am a UK citizen of 46 years of age. When I was 18 and 20 I got arrested and sent to court for fighting and was given a suspended two year sentence. I have not sent any documents
Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: No not yet I think I should pull out of the job as I would be too embarrassed if I was rejected and my employer would be aware
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

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I am not sure I understand your question. If you are asking if you have to disclose the criminal issue, yes you do, at least to immigration. The government can usually see things that private entities cannot. What else would you like to know?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No I am asking will my police report stating no trace prevent me immigrating to New York.

That's not really what you are asking. What you are asking is if it is ok to lie about that question in the applications for a visa since the background check comes up as no live trace meaning no issues come up. Correct?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am not asking that, I will disclose everything.
I want to know if having a record of this type will prevent me being allowed to work in the usa

If you will disclose anyway, as you should, then you shouldn't have to mention that a record check comes out as no live trace. But anyway, it was a simple bar fight or something like that? It wasn't a domestic violence issue? And what was the sentence, even if suspended?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It was a two year suspended sentence for arguing with the police
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I can call tomorrow also as I am currently busy with my children!

No need for a call. Take a look at this link:

I don't think this crime would make you inadmissible to the U.S. So as long as you disclose it and provide certified copies of the police report and court disposition, you should still be able to get the visa to come to the U.S.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** address is***@******.*** can you send your email address. I have asked for a full disclosure police check that i want to send you to review my record in detail.obviously for a fee

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