Have Old criminal Convictions and want to know if it is a problem.I will be coming from NZ to United Kingdom Between December/January for one week am a NZ Citizen and want to know the following information
Have had Previous Criminal Convictions - between 1997 and 1998 none resulting in imprisonment
From what I know these Convictions have been wiped as per the Clean Slate Act Of NZ (2004)
Do I have to declare them when I arrive in UK
And will these conviction hinder me entering Uk
At our immigration border control your passport is automatically checked for links to records of people to be denied entry to the UK because they have a criminal record that makes them undesirable in the UK.
First check with the British High Commission
44 Hill Street
Telephone: (+64) (4) 924 2888
to ask if your spent conviction will affect your entry, tell them of the offence and the ten year time lapse since the offence.
Good luck, and enjoy your stay,
If there is any more help you want from here please get back to me.
The web site for the UK Border Agency is http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk
you might find more information and guidance there and you might also find how to get a positive answer to you question before you buy travel tckets etc.
Sorry I can't be more helpful, it needs the details of the offence to be considered by the appropriate department and a written answer to you that should help as you pass through immigration control.