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dannenbr



Joined: 29 Sep 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Background Checks for Jobs? Reply with quote

This is quite embarrassing, but I will ask anyway. I have a 3rd degree retail fraud misdemeanor on my criminal record from several years ago (stole a bottle of nailpolish). Unfortunately, this incident is not representative of who I am as a person today and was just a mistake at the time it happened. I am wondering if this could hinder me from receiving any kind of work permit in Germany (goal is to teach ESL at a private or public institute)? I am a US citizen (not an EU card holder). Will I have to prove at any point that I have a completely clear criminal record? If it could cause problems, is there anything I could do such as write a letter of remorse? Thank you for reading/replying.
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JN



Joined: 17 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.berlin.de/formularserver/formular.php?72301

Check out the above link. The Auslaenderbehoerde does ask if you have been convicted of any criminal offences, but I don't know if what you described is a criminal offence. I am guessing not, but check it out yourself.
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dannenbr



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Criminal Records Reply with quote

Thanks for that form JN. Would you happen to know where I would find out if my crime is considered to be a criminal offence in Germany? I know it is in the USA, so I think I would still have to write it on the form as it asks if I committed the crime in a country other than Germany. Danke.
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