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FishermanMart
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 18:33 on 14th Oct 2011

Joined: 19:01 on 12th Jul 2011
Posts: 78
Last thing we need is to pay out nearly £100 extra on top of the cost of the holiday!!! (there are three of us travelling)
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MrTr4
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 14:00 on 5th Nov 2011

Joined: 13:56 on 5th Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Just been looking at this and looks like I need to complete the ETA after January.

I see on the trial site that they want to know if I have any criminal convictions - which I have. Nothing I am proud of but i have a criminal damage conviction dated 1981. Just wondered if anyone thinks this might cause a problem getting in?

Cheers
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kev
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 21:52 on 5th Nov 2011

Joined: 17:06 on 4th Dec 2008
Posts: 279
Location: Walsall West Midlands
MrTr4 Wrote:
Just been looking at this and looks like I need to complete the ETA after January.

I see on the trial site that they want to know if I have any criminal convictions - which I have. Nothing I am proud of but i have a criminal damage conviction dated 1981. Just wondered if anyone thinks this might cause a problem getting in?

Cheers

Just put "no" mate, they won't check
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 10:00 on 6th Nov 2011

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2364
MrTr4 Wrote:
Just been looking at this and looks like I need to complete the ETA after January.

I see on the trial site that they want to know if I have any criminal convictions - which I have. Nothing I am proud of but i have a criminal damage conviction dated 1981. Just wondered if anyone thinks this might cause a problem getting in?

Cheers


Unless it was something really serious, I'm thinking it's probably expired by now.

Googling the subject I found this:

http://www.inbrief.co.uk/court-judgemen ... ctions.htm
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Richhufc
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 17:03 on 6th Nov 2011

Joined: 20:35 on 14th May 2008
Posts: 774
Location: Hereford
kev Wrote:
MrTr4 Wrote:
Just been looking at this and looks like I need to complete the ETA after January.

I see on the trial site that they want to know if I have any criminal convictions - which I have. Nothing I am proud of but i have a criminal damage conviction dated 1981. Just wondered if anyone thinks this might cause a problem getting in?

Cheers

Just put "no" mate, they won't check


Kev is correct. The UK would only share this type of information in advance with the USA, certainly not Sri Lanka!! Answering yes will only cause you grief at the airport, not to mention the potential of a corrupt immigration officer who may see it as a chance to get a back hander.
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 19:46 on 7th Nov 2011

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2913
Big Harvey Wrote:
Unless it was something really serious, I'm thinking it's probably expired by now.
Nice to know an 'absolute discharge' is removed/disappears after 6 months :roll: :oops: :o
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Pallo
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 07:38 on 15th Nov 2011

Joined: 18:54 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 26
Location: A very small village in Suffolk
Avensis Wrote:
Had a letter from tour operator (Virgin Holidays) today advising this, and advising the ETA Visa is US$50 per person.


The cost of a visa for UK visitors to Sri Lanka has been reduced from $50 to $20 following concerns voiced by the travel industry.

The new Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) replaces the free visa-on-arrival system and must be purchased online.

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau announced that the reduced fee will be charged when the visas are introduced on January 1, and that transit passengers and children under 12 will not have to pay any visa charges.
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bread
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 17:35 on 15th Nov 2011

Joined: 12:04 on 18th Jun 2008
Posts: 193
Location: Mansfield
Have you the link for the price change please? Just so I can send it to a friend, who I think may have already paid $50 US Dollars as sure did the info online. Seen it on a travel site for $20 but still showing 50 on the ETA visa one
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 17:47 on 15th Nov 2011

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2150
Location: Preston UK
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Good news at last.
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thierry
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 15:41 on 17th Nov 2011

Joined: 15:38 on 17th Nov 2011
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[/quote]Kev is correct. The UK would only share this type of information in advance with the USA, certainly not Sri Lanka!! Answering yes will only cause you grief at the airport, not to mention the potential of a corrupt immigration officer who may see it as a chance to get a back hander.[/quote]

The UK don't share this type of info with any other country including the US - unless you're a really serious criminal. You might be interested in this from the Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/columnists/gillcharlton/4600633/Ask-Gill-criminal-records-and-US-visas-ski-insurance-XL-payouts-and-Italy-in-bloom.html
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