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humbleteacher



Joined: 23 Jan 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Criminal history Reply with quote

I want to get out of America and TEFL seems like a good way to do that. I just finished my Spanish for college and I like latino culture, so I was thinking of going to South America. Unforunately, I have a criminal history - a possession of a stolen firearm charge from when I was 17 and a paraphernalia charge from 20. Neither of them were convictions (deferred adjudication.) I'm now 28.

It would be appreciated if anyone could tell me the effect this would have on my chances in general as well as in regards to any particular country.

Thanks in advance.
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HLJHLJ



Joined: 06 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you looked into getting them, or at least one, expunged from your record? I don't know how it works as I am not from the USA, but other posters in the past have said they've successfully had things removed from their record. I'd guess it probably varies by state.

Aside from that, in Ecuador there's no criminal record check for entry level language school jobs that offer a cultural exchange visa. But if you eventually want a longer term/resident visa, then you will need a criminal record check for that. For positions working with children (i.e. in elementary or high school) the employer may ask for a check regardless of visa requirements, but those jobs are relatively rare.
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mtiz



Joined: 18 May 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it should be a problem. As the previous poster said, if you are looking for a long term visa somewhere they may ask for a background check. But usually to get a visa you would have to be sponsored by a school first.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can tell you for Peru you'll have to go to INTERPOL for residency, any type. Like people have said see if you can get it expunged. Sooner or later it'll come back to haunt you.
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