Unfortunately, some countries may not accept your visa application if you have a criminal record, even if what you did was very minor and has happened years ago. I knew people who received criminal records for having participated in illegal, but non-violent street demonstrations as college students. In many cases, you can ask for a special waiver to visit a country with visa requirements, even if you have a criminal record. What this sometimes requires is a special letter of permission signed by the minister or immigration, or the equivalent. I recommend that you contact these embassies in advance and perhaps even go in for an interview with a consular officer. This will allow you to explain your situation and ask if you may require a waiver.
I Have Recently Gained A Criminal Record(minor Offence)but Am Now Worried I Can't Get A Visa Into Various African Countries. I Am Meant To Be Travelling There Part Of My Gap Year, Can I Still Get A Visa?
I got a criminal record last august for posses to intent to supply class c.can I go amsterdam for 4 days holiday?