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Old 10-02-2017, 10:57 PM
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My criminal record is stopping me from getting a job, I also am denied Into a college, is there anything I can do to at least get a decent job?
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:17 PM
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Kyoto, are you currently applying for jobs and entry into colleges here in the United States or in Japan?
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:23 PM
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Kyoto, are you currently applying for jobs and entry into colleges here in the United States or in Japan?
I am applying for jobs and college in japan and college in the US
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Your criminal record shouldn't be much of a hindrance toward getting admitted into college here in the U.S., but depending on how serious it is, it could be an impediment toward being able get a student visa granted to visit in the first place. Most of the English-speaking countries are very strict about allowing those convicted of serious crimes like felonies into the country at all.

All I know is that I've applied and been accepted to 3 different colleges here in the U.S. within the last 5 years even with my two felonies on my record, and the first two colleges didn't even ask about criminal history (except whether or not you were a registered sex offender.)
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Your criminal record shouldn't be much of a hindrance toward getting admitted into college here in the U.S., but depending on how serious it is, it could be an impediment toward being able get a student visa granted to visit in the first place. Most of the English-speaking countries are very strict about allowing those convicted of serious crimes like felonies into the country at all.

All I know is that I've applied and been accepted to 3 different colleges here in the U.S. within the last 5 years even with my two felonies on my record, and the first two colleges didn't even ask about criminal history (except whether or not you were a registered sex offender.)
Hm, okay thank you. Yea I couldn't get a visa into Australia or Canada. And I don't think I can for the US either. Is there any other way I can get into the country without a student visa? Or is there another way I can get a visa. Also what can I do that might increase my chances of getting into a college with felonies?
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Hm, okay thank you. Yea I couldn't get a visa into Australia or Canada. And I don't think I can for the US either. Is there any other way I can get into the country without a student visa?
Canada might let you in if you go through a very elaborate "rehabilitation" process that requires jumping through a lot of hoops, but you'll probably have better luck the more time that has passed since your last criminal conviction. It sounds like your convictions are pretty fresh.

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Like I said, getting into college (here in the U.S.) isn't that problematic if you are a legal resident. What kinds of difficulties are you encountering applying to schools in Japan? I'm not terribly familiar with how the university system is set up over there, but I know some countries are far more selective about whom they allow into college, especially if the tuition is free for the student and covered wholly by the government.

I would think if you had strong enough entrance exam scores it shouldn't be an issue, but if your scores are more borderline, your criminal history could be the straw that break's the camel's back, so to speak.
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Canada might let you in if you go through a very elaborate "rehabilitation" process that requires jumping through a lot of hoops, but you'll probably have better luck the more time that has passed since your last criminal conviction. It sounds like your convictions are pretty fresh.



Like I said, getting into college (here in the U.S.) isn't that problematic if you are a legal resident. What kinds of difficulties are you encountering applying to schools in Japan? I'm not terribly familiar with how the university system is set up over there, but I know some countries are far more selective about whom they allow into college, especially if the tuition is free for the student and covered wholly by the government.

I would think if you had strong enough entrance exam scores it shouldn't be an issue, but if your scores are more borderline, your criminal history could be the straw that break's the camel's back, so to speak.
Thank you, yea I recently got released a few months ago so the Canada option isn't really good right now, but can you explain the rehabilitation process?
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Thank you, yea I recently got released a few months ago so the Canada option isn't really good right now, but can you explain the rehabilitation process?
Here's everything you need to know:

https://www.canadianrehabilitation.c...-enter-canada/

I looked into it myself, just to be able to visit and vacation up there, but one of the criteria is that your conviction can't involve any sort of weapons, which makes me permanently out of luck.

Also, you have to wait at least 5 years from the completion of your sentence before you can apply for even streamlined rehabilitation.
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Here's everything you need to know:



I looked into it myself, just to be able to visit and vacation up there, but one of the criteria is that your conviction can't involve any sort of weapons, which makes me permanently out of luck.

Also, you have to wait at least 5 years from the completion of your sentence before you can apply for even streamlined rehabilitation.
Thank you for this! I just have a question, what charges will not be ok for elgibility for the process to Canada?
Also that charges will hurt my chances of getting into the US and a college?
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Thank you for this! I just have a question, what charges will not be ok for elgibility for the process to Canada?
Also that charges will hurt my chances of getting into the US and a college?
Canada seems most concerned about violent offenses.

The United States (and colleges) seem most concerned about sex offenses.
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Canada seems most concerned about violent offenses.

The United States (and colleges) seem most concerned about sex offenses.
I don't have any sex charges, but what does Canada consider as violet offenses?
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I don't have any sex charges, but what does Canada consider as violet offenses?
From that web-site I linked to above:
  • The offense and conviction did not involve a weapon, physical harm or property damage.
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From that web-site I linked to above:
  • The offense and conviction did not involve a weapon, physical harm or property damage.
Oh ok then I'm good
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From that web-site I linked to above:
  • The offense and conviction did not involve a weapon, physical harm or property damage.
Thank you for telling me this!
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You're welcome, my friend. I wish you the best of luck finding a way into college, one way or another.

You'd think society would be more eager to get more ex-cons into college and more highly educated, as it does seem to be a pretty big factor in avoiding recidivism.
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You're welcome, my friend. I wish you the best of luck finding a way into college, one way or another.

You'd think society would be more eager to get more ex-cons into college and more highly educated, as it does seem to be a pretty big factor in avoiding recidivism.
Also just asking, is drug trafficking a crime that can get in the way?
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Also just asking, is drug trafficking a crime that can get in the way?
I would think a drug offense would be easier to be considered on than most other offenses, to be honest with you.

Again, the key component may be time. You may have trouble getting into ANY country until at least 5 or 10 years have passed since your last conviction.

Is your drug offense that big of deal insofar as colleges go in Japan?
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I would think a drug offense would be easier to be considered on than most other offenses, to be honest with you.

Again, the key component may be time. You may have trouble getting into ANY country until at least 5 or 10 years have passed since your last conviction.
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Hi there ,you cannot enter the USA with a recent drug conviction. In the UK I believe you have to wait 12 years before that conviction is no longer taken into consideration when applying for a visa to enter the USA.
There should be nothing to stop you find a place at a college in Japan.
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Hi there ,you cannot enter the USA with a recent drug conviction. In the UK I believe you have to wait 12 years before that conviction is no longer taken into consideration when applying for a visa to enter the USA.
There should be nothing to stop you find a place at a college in Japan.
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Also just asking, is drug trafficking a crime that can get in the way?
Considering that Canada has issues even with garden variety misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated, I could see Canada having a problem with drug offenses.

The drug offense could also be a problem with securing any manner of student loans in the United States. I believe they removed the automatic disqualifier language as long as there were no student loans open at the time of the offense.
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I highly, highly doubt the US is even going to give you a VISA with everything we are going thru here.
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I highly, highly doubt the US is even going to give you a VISA with everything we are going thru here.
Yea, I tried but the denied me passage to the country
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