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- Location Australia
- Nationality Australia
Shop lifting and impact on residency or Blue Card
Aegor posted a topic in LegalHi there. - I was caught shoplifting a cheap bottle of alcohol (it was really stupid, and I didn’t need to), and I’m scared now of how this might affect my visa. I’m currently in Germany on a Blue Card. Here are my questions.: 1) does shop lifting affect my ability to get a blue card renewed? 2) does shoplifting prevent me from getting residency (which I can do thru the blue card after a number of years? I’ve read that a serious crime could prevent one from getting residency, so does shop lifting count as serious? 3) I just received a letter from the police asking for more information / my statement (including economic conditions). What should i do? At the time i was caught, I said it was a mistake and I just forgot about this one bottle. We paid for everything else. Should I just reiterate that it was a careless mistake on my part? Does saying I have a job make it harder to persecute my case? 4) if I do pay a fine for this, how long will it be in my criminal history? thanks all.