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Travelling from the UK to the USA with a criminal record

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by slish66, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

  2. Indnev87

    Indnev87 New Member

  3. Indnev87

    Indnev87 New Member

    Well I find conflicting answers (mainly that they don't know) but seeing as I actually know someone personally who got deported I'm looking at what people think of this? If they don't know as some say then how did they know about this person? I'd love to believe there is no way they could know unless you tell them but there are people who get caught![/QUOTE]
  4. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Song and Sable

    was he denied entry or deported whilst in the US? one anecdote does not make a summer etc - you need to speak to him

    • if you are a Brit, have record and are not on any international watch list, entry should not be an issue

    • if you try to play the game and reveal you have any kind of record or act twattishly when you arrive, the reduce your chances of entry massively

    anything else is mostly speculation, as has been reiterated many times in this thread
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  5. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    How big a drug dealer was your Dad? Would he have come to the attention of the DEA at some time? Did he maybe start off applying for a visa, fuck it up and then try the ESTA route?

    Unless you know the full background behind him being refused, then you'll just be guessing
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  6. Indnev87

    Indnev87 New Member

    Thankyou for the reply. Unfortunately we don't speak now so I wouldnt know the exact details of what happened. All I know is he got to border control and was sent back the same day. I can only assume he was acting suspicious and then they delved into his records. Thanks again.
  7. Indnev87

    Indnev87 New Member

    o and thatnitu
    Hi and Thankyou for your reply. Unfortunately we don't speak now so I don't know specific details only he was taking my step bro and sis to Florida with his new wife and he was sent back the same day. It's possible he could of come to the attention of official as he had been to prison a number of times for drug dealing or it's possible he was acting a dick (Most probably) and caught the attention of them. So me and my partner SHOULD be absolutley fine you think?
  8. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Just do the ESTA. Don't think about visa's and don't admit to anything.

    Do you feel your crimes were REALLY bad?
    If not you can fill out the ESTA with a clear conscience.

    However if you do feel that they were pretty bad, then a lie on top will mean nothing to you anyway. :) Have a nice holiday
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  9. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    ABH (aggravated assault) clearly comes under the term moral turpitude, any crime that falls outside the accepted standard of the community, is considered moral turpitude.

    I'm not sure what you "read up on" but you do need a visa, that visa may be granted on arrival but you need one. An ESTA just determines the eligibility of a person to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, it gives you no power of entry, that is only granted on arrival.
    Your questions have been answered many times on this thread. The USA have no access to the UK police nation computer, if you don't tell them they will not know.
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  10. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    ABH is not aggravated assault!
  11. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    Really, maybe you should look up the law.

    ABH is a statutory offence of aggravated assault and was created by section 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 & Criminal Justice Act 1988
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2017

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