Practical information & advice
Read our latest information and posts about coming to (and staying) in the UK
Here you’ll find links to various parts of this site where we have information and useful resources relating to coming to (and staying in) the UK.
Possibly as both spent and unspent convictions will be taken into account as well as any traffic offences. Useful links include:
In order to continue to live and work in the UK you’ll need to apply for settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme. A useful link is:
A criminal record on its own is not the only thing that can stop somebody being permitted to the UK but it will be taken into account. A useful link is:
If you’ve received a prison sentence of 12 months or more or have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment for a “serious crime” you may be subject to deportation. A useful link is:
Here you’ll find some of the common advice we give on coming to (and staying in) the UK. This is based on what we’ve learnt as a charity, as well as the real-life experiences of people with convictions.
- If you’re applying for citizenship or right to remain, you will need to disclose all of your convictions, including those that are spent.
Frequently asked questions
Here you’ll find some specific questions that we regularly get about coming to (and staying in) the UK. More detailed FAQ’s may be included in the information pages above.
If you fail to disclose, then this could be seen as an attempt to deceive the UK Visa and Immigration Department.
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