Background check on 10 year visas?

#1 Jan 7th, 2019, 14:26
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Hi all, i'm from the USA. I've visited India a few times before on a 5 year Visa and ETV. India recently started asking questions about criminal records on all visas.

From an American judicial standpoint, I have no convictions, just a juvenile record. It is not expunged yet but is not accessible through state policed atabases, only an FBI fingerprint check or direct record request. It would have been a nonviolent but serious felony if I was an adult.

What should I do on the Visa application? I'm really worried maybe I'll get rejected if I'm honest or that they will do some kind of check. I'm almost 30 now and have never been in legal trouble since (I'm a grad student now). Maybe they'll check because it's unusual to keep visiting?
#2 Jan 7th, 2019, 15:17
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My US juvenile record came up for discussion once at at the Canadian border once. This tells me there is nothing sealed about it. So I've acknowledged as much in Indian visa's questionnaire and received my visa.

Here is an older thread on the matter.
https://www.indiamike.com/india/for-...ction-t268123/
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#3 Jan 7th, 2019, 15:18
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Thanks. As far as I know, the US and Canada provide unfettered access to records to one another.
#4 Jan 9th, 2019, 11:37
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#2 Recent article said none of that is effectively sealed now because somewhere there will be an online record, its an unfortunate aspect of computerization. So you are likely right..

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