Travelling from the UK to the USA with a criminal record

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

  1. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    This line caught my attention. It appears that a lawyer has suggested that if you're caught in the country illegally they'll be able to put in appeal after and appeal to postpone deportation. That sounds like a very expensive and stressful experience.
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  2. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    And if the person is in an immigration detention centre, fuck all use anyway. It would just prolong the agony.
  3. mazinmac

    mazinmac New Member

    Hi there

    Please if anyone could assist I would be truely grateful. I have a DUI conviction from 9 years ago. I got a 1 year ban reduced to 9 months after I attended a course. I have no other convictions. I applied for the ESTA to go on a 2 week holiday and ticked no to all the boxes because I was told a DUI is not classed as moral turpitude and it would be ok. I got a reply from ESTA saying my application was successful. However now I read things that say I need a VISA? Can anyone give me some genuine feedback/guidance please.

    Many thanks in advance
  4. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

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  5. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    Read a few pages of the thread, and take a wild guess at what the answer to your question is likely to be.

    We'll tell you if you're right :)
  6. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    Or this :)
  7. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    If you want to apply for a visa despite everything you’ve been told Go ahead, you probably won’t get in, but i’m past caring now. If people can’t be arsed to read the thread why should I worry.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  8. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  9. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    No way to pin some boilerplate reply to the top of page one?
  10. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    That'd be no fun.
  11. mazinmac

    mazinmac New Member

    Thank you very much for all your help!

    So can I just confirm that when they scan my passport in the US then no crimsons convictions are going to pop up and alert them? Again apologies if that’s a silly question
  12. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    The US do not have routine access to UK crime databases, so nothing is going to pop up. Simply put, they only know what you have told them.
  13. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Or they will send you to Guantanamo. TBH we are never sure what happened to the disappeared from this thread.
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  14. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Anal probes for EVERYONE
  15. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    Yes you do need a Visa, the ESTA is just permission to travel. But as you are traveling from a country that allows you to apply for an ESTA you will normally be granted your visa on arrival. You will be asked some questions and have your fingerprints and photo taken, as long as you reply NO to questions about any criminal convictions you are more than likely to be granted a visa.

    NB make sure you fill-in completely any documents you are given on the plane including a valid address where you will be staying.
  16. mazinmac

    mazinmac New Member

    Thank you. I have read that they access a “Interpol database” this is where they are gaining information on everyone entering the US. Is this not the case? I have also read that a DUI isn’t on the conviction list so I wouldn’t be denied entry

    Many thanks
  17. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Are you wanted by interpol?
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  18. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Did your DUI involve genocide or child porn? Did you somehow launder money for an international crime syndicate during your drunken driving spree?
    If not the you don't need to worry about Interpol

    Although I do like their first album
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  19. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    OUT! NOW!
  20. mazinmac

    mazinmac New Member

    Haha so sorry I’m so new to this and just don’t want to let my family down when we arrive but I reallY do appreciate your answers. So I obviously won’t be on no Interpol. I caused no accidents or harm to anyone so no other conviction charge with the DUI
  21. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    For goodness' sake, don't even THINK about your conviction, even quietly, while you're going through. It isn't relevant, unless YOU make it relevant.

    And remember that, whatever your dear old mum might have said, honesty is not always the best policy.
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  22. Jupiter212

    Jupiter212 New Member

    Hi all new here,
    There’s been loads of good advice on here. My partner has over 20 arrests on his record over 20 years. 4 prison sentences the last one 2007, the others were minor drunk and disorderly, petty thefts and football violence. We were thinking of him going for a VISA until I saw this thread, now He’s going to risk it, were going to Disney with our kids and family (which hopefully will not attract them to him being a criminal and see him as a normal family man lol) but we are worried that if he gets caught what happens then? Does he just get sent straight back? He won’t go to jail over in the US will he? We are willing to risk it and him just being deported straight back and fined but really wouldn’t like him being sent to a US jail. Thanks
  23. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Tell them everything. It will be a weight lifted.
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  24. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    On the unlikely chance they pick up on his past, he'd just be refused entry to the country. Even America can't jail people who have served out their sentences in a different country.

    Well, for most of the time. ;)
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  26. Jupiter212

    Jupiter212 New Member

    Thank you.
    As long as they don’t send him to jail for trying to get in then it’s 100% worth it.
    Do you think I’d be best to fly him out with me and the kids or on his own, or would he look more dodgey on his own :hmm:
  27. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    Just do what you set out to do. Be a family going on holiday.
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  28. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Forever :hmm:
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  29. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    Fly from Ireland, they do all the paperwork before you get on the plane (immigration is at the airport in Ireland before you board), so if for some strange reason he is refused he will not have far to go to get home.
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  30. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    And the gaols in Ireland are nicer than the US.:D
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