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Thank you for your reply. Yes I am planning to declare it for sure, I also read that on the HO website this offense is not listed as a ground for refusal of visa, but am still worried this may affect their decision, especially with the new rules and the govt trying to limit foreign workers in the UK
An application can only be refused for not meeting the rules. There is no refusal quota that a caseworker is trying to meet by making up their own rules.