I am planning a trip overseas with my partner next year & am tossing up between Ireland & Italy. However, my partner has a criminal record. Has anyone out there had any experience with someone travelling as a tourist with a criminal record? I know there is something called the Schengen agreement which allows Australians to stay up to 90 days without a visa. I am concerned that on arrival he will be asked about criminal record & be turned away. I also know that Vatican City is not on this agreement but is the No.1 place I want to visit (but not the only place). Any help would be greatly appreciated.