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I am applying for an ancestry visa to go to the UK.

But, seven years ago I was charged with an offence (first and last stupid thing I have done), and given an S10 with a 2 year good behaviour bond:

What is a "section 10 (S10) you ask?

"The expression "section10" refers to section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999. This section allows a Court that finds you guilty of an offence, to discharge you without recording a conviction. Because there is no conviction, there is no criminal record. Additionally, there is no other penalty."

Would this interfere with my visa application. The offence does not show up on my federal and state police checks, though it did while the bond was in place for the first two years, and then removed.

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The thing to do is to disclose it, as S10 has no equivalent in UK and any such offence would be recorded had it taken place here. Just show remorse, take full responsibility and say you have learnt a lesson not to be repeated.
 
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