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How will my juveline record affect my EB-5 application?

I am a 22-year-old male and I have criminal record. Is it still possible to get an EB-5 visa? When I was 15 years old I received a reprimand (U.K. caution) and a few hundred bucks fine. I don''t have any documentation that I was reprimanded or fined because I was told it was going to wiped out when I became an adult. I just received my police certificate and it says I have no conviction, but there is a section that says I''ve been reprimanded. Since then, I have never had any problems with the police. Do I need to apply for some kind of waiver or should I should be admissible without any waivers?

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
    Answered on

    If it is not a conviction then you should be fine. I would include an explanation of what had transpired, to ensure that the DHS understands the issues.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your criminal record needs to be reviewed in detail by a U.S. immigration attorney with information regarding the nature of law violated and your conviction (the U.K. caution and the fine paid). Typically, a juvenile reprimand should not be an ultimate obstacle to get an EB-5. Also, as in most jurisdictions, juvenile records are hardly disclosed. However, in spite of lack of records, it is highly advised that the detail of your reprimand is better disclosed to avoid providing inaccurate information to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. With regards to waiver, there may not be a need for application for a waiver but you must provide truthful, accurate and detailed information as much as possible to avoid any appearance of misrepresentation.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    It sounds like the nature of the crime was not substantial enough to give rise to a Bar. It will have to be disclosed but will be explained successfully. I will be happy to assist.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will need to discuss the nature of the crime with an immigration attorney to advise you but I expect it will not be a problem.

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    Roberto Ortiz

    Immigration Attorney
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    In order to properly advise you, I would need to review the police certificate that you received and a copy of the statute that is stated on the certificate in reference to your reprimand. From the facts that you stated, it does not seem that it will be an issue, but we have to make sure.

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    Jeffrey E Campion

    Immigration Attorney
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    Most likely, if that is your only offense, you would not be deemed inadmissible. However, you should consult with an immigration attorney re those issues prior to making your investment.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your juvenile criminal record might affect your ability to immigrate to the United States. You should obtain a certified copy of your criminal record and have it reviewed by an experienced immigration lawyer, such as myself.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The first step is to retain an experienced Eb-5 attorney who will then require you to retain an experienced criminal lawyer in the U.K. The criminal lawyer in the U.K. would then supply the relevant criminal records to the EB-5 attorney for review and analysis to determine the U.S. immigration consequences and if there are grounds of inadmissibility what are the possible remedies, if any.

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    Gregory Romanovsky

    Immigration Attorney
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    Depending on the nature of reprimand, you may or may not be inadmissible to the U.S. (so you may or may not require a waiver). You need to speak with an immigration attorney in greater detail about what happened.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    This would be disclosed when applying for the immigrant visa or adjusting to permanent resident status (after an I-526 approval). With the proper disclosure and documentation, you may be able to receive your conditional green card. Retaining experienced immigration counsel to prepare the application properly is essential.

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    Kripa Upadhyay

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your reprimand would need to be looked at closely, but generally speaking, crimes committed when one was a juvenile do not count as convictions for purposes of immigration; hence, it may not be used to stop your entry or acquiring immigration benefits in the U.S., but as I said, one would need to look at the reprimand more closely to be certain.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    If a reprimand does not require proof beyond a reasonable doubt, it should not be deemed a crime.

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