Travelling to Germany with a criminal record

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sukanikiNew Member
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Travelling to Germany with a criminal record

Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:34 pm

Hi I have a minor criminal record and I am aware of the pardon thing but wanted to know if I can enter Germany with the record? as in would the customs/authorities be able to check once they see my passport and stuff?

does anyone know?


thanks!
baggykNew Member
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Post Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:19 pm

I think it depends if your criminal record shows up on the scanner once they scan your passport. I think you better call the passport office in Canada and ask.
shodhakusaNew Member
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Re: Travelling to Germany with a criminal record

Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:12 pm

Can you please post what did you figure out ? Also I got a same question for traveling to UK and Scandinavian countries.Thanks
Warlock1New Member
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Re: Travelling to Germany with a criminal record

Post Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:25 am

Customs and Immigration officers in Eurpoe DO NOT HAVE access to your criminal record by the scan of your passport. This information is not embedded in your passport. The only customs agents who have access to your record info is US customs. This is because they share a database with their Canadian counterparts. You can travel freely to any country in Europe with a record but if you decide to get married or apply for residency, the authorities WILL do a background check and a criminal record may disqualify you from residency or extension of stay.
Im just a momNew Member
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Re: Travelling to Germany with a criminal record

Post Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:26 pm

I am just wondering now that it two years later from your last post if countries in Europe still would HAVE NO ACCESS to your criminal record by scanning your passport?

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