Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s
What is the effect of ‘drug case criminal record’ on UK immigration process and application?
Those seeking permission to enter with criminal convictions will be refused if they have previously been convicted of a criminal offence punishable by at least 12 months imprisonment.
What is the effect of ‘drug case criminal record’ on UK Study Visa?
Applicants who need a visa to study in the UK will be required to disclose a criminal record, including spent convictions, at the time of applying for their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
What is the minimum sentence for class A drugs in the UK?
Class A drug trafficking offences are usually a minimum of 7-year sentence in the case of an adult, where there have been 2 separate convictions separately for class A drug trafficking offences, unless it is unjust to impose.
What is the sentence for ‘possession with intent to supply’ in the UK?
The maximum sentences for intent to supply drugs are: up to life in prison, an unlimited fine or both for a Class A drug, up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both for a Class B or Class C drug.
What if I have a criminal record?
You must attach any previous convictions on your UK visa application. Also, to try to ensure your visa isn’t refused, seek legal help.
What if I have a Criminal offence case?
You must attach any previous convictions on your application. Also, to try to ensure your visa isn’t refused, seek legal help.
What if I was detained for few days / police detention?
If you have been charged or cautioned or convicted of an offence and time served due to the same you must declare the same on your UK visa and immigration application.
Good Character Guidance for UK Visa and Immigration
The good character requirement applies to anybody over the age of ten who applies for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen. In most cases, the decision maker will not normally consider a person to be of good character if there is information to suggest they have not respected and/or are not prepared to abide by the law. For example, they have been convicted of a crime or there are reasonable grounds to suspect (i.e. it is more likely than not) they have been involved in a crime