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Hey everybody,I applied to the program back in November with Inscrita # 366 and now I am at the admitida stage. I'm excited to go teach in Spain but I have one concern. Back in August 2010 I was charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence, a.k.a OWI), the result of which is a deferred judgment if I complete one year of unsupervised probation. In theory, a deferred judgment will prevent any conviction from showing up on my criminal record. As I understand, however, the FBI background check is in-depth enough that it will dig up any time you were ever fingerprinted, so this will still show up.Anyway, I'm wondering how big of an obstacle this DUI charge on my record will be in being accepted to the Auxiliares program and in obtaining a visa to work in Spain. Anyone had any experience with such a situation? Thank you,-Matthew
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Hey thanks for the responses everyone. I did get a regional placement so it seems that this has not affected me being accepted to the Auxiliares program. I emailed the consulate to ask if this would be an issue in obtaining a student visa, an NIE or a TIE, and I got this response:"Once you apply it will be up to the Ministry of foreign affairs to approve or deny the visa, we can not guarantee you will get approved nor denied. Once your visa has been approved you should not have a problem in obtaining your NIE once in Spain."I guess I'll have to wait and see at my visa appt.-Matthew
Same thing happened to me. I got a DUI in January of 2010, but got a deferred prosecution which led to the charges being dropped. I was accepted to the program in April and I JUST got an email today saying that I'm being excluded from the program because it would be impossible for me to get a Visa as a result of my background check. All the background check said was "DUI charges dropped" which clearly indicates that I wasn't even convicted of the charges. I'm trying to get it appealed now, but for the moment it doesn't look good.