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Petitioner (USC) with Foreign Criminal Record

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If anyone knows of an existing thread answering this question please send a link. 

 

I am a US citizen. I was pulled over by the German police crossing the border from the Netherlands to Germany, and they fined me for having marijuana. This was over 10 years ago.

 

Should this be a concern? Should I mention it on the 129F? Should I attempt to retrieve records from Germany and wait to submit the 129F until I have them?

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It shouldn't be an issue for approval of the I-129F, but it does need to be disclosed. You should also provide documentation of the arrest and/or citation and disposition.


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21 minutes ago, geowrian said:

It shouldn't be an issue for approval of the I-129F, but it does need to be disclosed. You should also provide documentation of the arrest and/or citation and disposition.

Okay - That could take a while. There was no arrest, of course, just a letter in the mail several months after being pulled over.  I have a copy of that letter (miraculously), so I guess I will find a translation service? And while I am at it I will send a request in the mail to Germany for their records, which could take a while. 

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Updating my own thread for anyone following. I have sent the letter to a translation service for expedited translation, and I shipped out the request to Germany for their records this afternoon for delivery this Saturday.

 

Does anyone have a link or source showing that background checks on the petitioner do or do not include foreign databases? 

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13 minutes ago, HerGhost said:

Updating my own thread for anyone following. I have sent the letter to a translation service for expedited translation, and I shipped out the request to Germany for their records this afternoon for delivery this Saturday.

 

Does anyone have a link or source showing that background checks on the petitioner do or do not include foreign databases? 

Whether they include foreign databases or not is irrelevant.  You must follow the instructions for the I-129f and disclose and explain what happened.  This is primarily to make certain your fiancee is fully informed, so make sure she is.


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3 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Whether they include foreign databases or not is irrelevant.  You must follow the instructions for the I-129f and disclose and explain what happened.  This is primarily to make certain your fiancee is fully informed, so make sure she is.

I understand, thank you for taking straightly. She is fully informed.

 

I observe on VJ that it is not uncommon for the beneficiary to have the petitioner's criminal records in-hand at the interview, but can anyone agree that it would be beneficial for the beneficiary to write and sign a letter stating they are informed of the petitioner's crimes as indicated in part 3 of the I-129F and include that letter with the I-129F? 

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1 minute ago, HerGhost said:

I understand, thank you for taking straightly. She is fully informed.

 

I observe on VJ that it is not uncommon for the beneficiary to have the petitioner's criminal records in-hand at the interview, but can anyone agree that it would be beneficial for the beneficiary to write and sign a letter stating they are informed of the petitioner's crimes as indicated in part 3 of the I-129F and include that letter with the I-129F? 

Not necessary or helpful.


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