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11. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

All I can say as advice, is that I've seen people turned back at various borders - after their passports have been swiped.
I think advising someone to contact Consulates, is a sound recommendation. I don't reckon anything else.

12. Posted by AlexJones7 (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Thanks guys for such generous information. It is much appreciated.

I understand that they check passports and I wouldnt think different, I guess leaving the country is OK and I am sure it will be fine. I am going to make contact with the Consulate today to double check all is OK, am VERY f***** nervous I must admit. But it was never a jail term, and it was never anything that I thought would stop me from being allowed as a tourist even if they can see it. It was a crime as stealing as a servant but shall keep you all posted OK..

Thanks for the help.

13. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting thegeegs

Dodger, I can tell you from experience there ARE countries that share information.

I lost my British pasport then found it again and flew to the US. I was stopped and detained for 3 hours as they thought I was travelling on a stolen passport. I was told that sort of thing is GLOBAL so you never know what is shared and what is inconsequential.

As to the original post, if it was not a Federal crime, you didnt go to jail and it was only a fine and/or probation issue, you are probably ok, but of course passports are checked at points of entry.

You must have reported it lost or stolen, so your passport number would be flagged as being reported so. You might be stopped for not having valid permission to enter or a crime linked to your passport directly. There is no way on earth, when they scan your passport they get your criminal history pop up.

14. Posted by AlexJones7 (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

OK - i havent called yet as I am working.. HOWEVER:

From what I have gathered from you guys in a whole summary is that they will stop me and pull up info if I was murderer or sex offender etc etc (big things) which could cause issues, however from stealing money it wontbe too big a deal in Europe - 1. Because its not huge over there as a border refusal, and 2. Because I never went to jail for it and paid fines etc and 3. Because I am not travelling on a visa as I do not need to.

I gather I should be OK, but I will contact the consulate for sure to find out definately.

Thankkkks, I feel positive that I will be OK.

15. Posted by Lctham (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Alex,

How was your trip to Europe? I have a trip to Europe planned for this year, and I am in a similar situation you've posted here 3 years ago.
How was the trip back then? Did you go through customs smoothly in all countries?


16. Posted by Lctham (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Just want to share my experience, I have recently returned from London/EU/Switzerland. There was no question on the arrival card upon arrival in London, i was asked what's my reason if travel and i just said for holiday, officer checked my air tickets and stamped my passport. France was a straight passport check n stamp, no questions asked at all. I travelled from Paris to Switzerland, so did not have to go thru immigration.

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