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Old 29th October 2016, 03:32 AM
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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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