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likeulatte 29th October 2016 03:32 AM

DUI 6 years ago in California, applying for non-lucrative visa
 
Hi,

I'm currently going through the non-lucrative visa process and I was just wondering if a misdemeanor DUI from 6 years ago will cause an issue? Anyone have any experience with that? It was a first offense.

Thanks!

likeulatte 4th December 2016 03:58 AM

Hi,

Another question. When I write the letter about why I am requesting the visa should I explain it? Or just explain it in the interview?

Thanks!

Gran Erry-Bredd 5th December 2016 01:42 PM

Perhaps if you tell us what a DUI offense is, then you might receive some advice. And tell us as many details as possible please.

Tigerlillie 5th December 2016 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gran Erry-Bredd (Post 11545514)
Perhaps if you tell us what a DUI offense is, then you might receive some advice. And tell us as many details as possible please.

Driving Under the Influence.
Mostly associated with alcohol.

likeulatte 5th December 2016 03:38 PM

Yes, sorry! It is an alcohol-related offense. I was driving over the legal limit. I lost my license for a few months, was on a limited license, paid a fine, went to alcohol education classes, was on probation for 36 months (meaning I could not even legally have a sip of alcohol and drive for those 3 years). It's all taken care of now, I have a regular license again and am no longer on probation, but is on my record for 10 years.

I'm just worried because most people submit the letter that show they have a clear record, but mine is obviously not clear, so just looking for advice on how to best address this.

mickbcn 5th December 2016 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by likeulatte (Post 11546146)
Yes, sorry! It is an alcohol-related offense. I was driving over the legal limit. I lost my license for a few months, was on a limited license, paid a fine, went to alcohol education classes, was on probation for 36 months (meaning I could not even legally have a sip of alcohol and drive for those 3 years). It's all taken care of now, I have a regular license again and am no longer on probation, but is on my record for 10 years.

I'm just worried because most people submit the letter that show they have a clear record, but mine is obviously not clear, so just looking for advice on how to best address this.

Don't be afraid, some members of the spanish government and judges of the high tribunal was caught with DUI 2 or 3 years ago and no problem hehe.

mono 5th December 2016 06:54 PM

If the form asks for it then you will have to declare. But if not.....

likeulatte 5th December 2016 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mono (Post 11546906)
If the form asks for it then you will have to declare. But if not.....

Thanks. I do have to submit a "Police Criminal Record clearance". Which obviously, my record is not clear. I also have to submit a "Notarized document explaining why you are requesting this visa, the purpose, the place and length of your stay in Spain and any other reasons you need to explain."

So I'm wondering if I should mention this in the notarized document explaining why I am requesting this visa, or if I should just leave it alone.

Tigerlillie 5th December 2016 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by likeulatte (Post 11546938)
Thanks. I do have to submit a "Police Criminal Record clearance". Which obviously, my record is not clear. I also have to submit a "Notarized document explaining why you are requesting this visa, the purpose, the place and length of your stay in Spain and any other reasons you need to explain."

So I'm wondering if I should mention this in the notarized document explaining why I am requesting this visa, or if I should just leave it alone.

I have no idea about your question, however, if you make one more post you can send a private message. One of the moderators on here, Bevdeforges, knows loads of stuff and she's american same as you so she may know. I'm not 100% sure but if anyone can help she probably can. :) :fingerscrossed:

xabiaxica 6th December 2016 06:42 AM

Now that I've changed the heading of the thread, it will likely catch the eye of one of our several members who are here in Spain with a non-lucrative visa, & they will post their experiences :fingerscrossed:


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