Today we got a question from Brian:
This is what Brian had to say:
hi i have a question.
will there be any legal snags if i try to obtain a residence visa with a felony on my record here in the states.. i was young and stupid when this occured and i have met what i hope to be my future wife in the philippines.. and i want to know if there will be any problems in getting approved
This is John’s reply:
Brian: Honestly, I dont know. The visas require a police clearance. It probably would come down to how serious and how long ago. You could try and have your record expunged or something, but you really would want an attorney consultation. I have heard of people with very old or minor convictions being approved here, but I would not take that statement with any authority.
Bob also replied:
It also depends on the type of crime. A violent crime would be a problem. Some kind of white collar crime generally is not. Good luck to you, Brian.