Travelling from the UK to the USA with a criminal record

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

  1. bonjovi1972

    bonjovi1972 New Member

    I would was just worried if reckless arson was moral turpitude and would flag up
  2. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    So he was Wanted Dead or Alive, cos he was a Runaway, but very nearly went out in a Blaze of Glory! No doubt his response to this thread will be “it’s my life”, and “i’ll Sleep when I’m dead!”

    Guess after the fire This House Is not for Sale.

    Anyway, We weren’t Born to Follow, so Have a Nice Day!
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  3. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Read the fucking thread.
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  4. bonjovi1972

    bonjovi1972 New Member

    I have but still wasn't sure
  5. drshepardcooper

    drshepardcooper Banned Banned

    If he is determined to go to US and is afraid of this little problem. Тhe best thing to do is contact a law firm. From my experience I would suggest MY FAT ARSE. They will help with the issue and assist with the visa application.
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  6. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    You should probably read the thread too, FAT ARSE ;)
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  7. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  8. bonjovi1972

    bonjovi1972 New Member

    Gonna risk the esta thanks all
  9. 2hats


    Are you halfway there yet?
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  10. bonjovi1972

    bonjovi1972 New Member

    No but I'm living on a prayer
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  11. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    That ones been done already by ddraig! Please keep up!
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  12. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Do you know how long it took me to write this, and only a single solitary “like”. You’re a bunch of cunts I tell ya!
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  13. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    No great artist is ever truly appreciated before their demise. Usually in a garret ;)

    Nonetheless, props for the effort :)
  14. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    He could always try chopping his ear off for some additional appreciation for dedication to art :)
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  15. johnjones1978

    johnjones1978 New Member

    I may hve missed the question on here! but has anyone actually applied for A visa with a criminal record and got it without declaring it!

    the ESTA thing seems pretty straight forward
  16. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    what do you mean a Visa ? ESTA is not a Visa
  17. johnjones1978

    johnjones1978 New Member

    hi guys Im new to this thread , basically i have drug possession charges from 10 years ago, lsd 3 hashis joints and on gram of cocaine
    the Lsd charge being 1 and the other two together I was charged only for posession, since then I have been to ameica on the Esta and ticked no and it was sweet , apparently they only want your prints for when your there incase you commit an offence
    i have since been offered work in the US im wanting to ask has anyone ever applied for a visa witha record and got in ?
    I can't seem to find any info regarding this on here and it would be a great help if someone could tell me thanks in advance
    i appreciate I'm new to this thread but any advice would be amazing
  18. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    I’ll think you’ll find that the answer is almost certainly NO!

    Reason being if you apply for a Visayou have to produce evidence of your criminal record, so non disclosure isn’t an option!
  19. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Read the question again!
  20. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    A working visa is a whole new ball game and probably outside the scope of this thread. My personal opinion is you're fucked, but someone may be along in a minute to say you’re not!
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  21. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    1927's right.

    How long ago your charges were, and what they were for, is irrelevant. So's the fact that you were able to visit on an ESTA.

    Any kind of visa is going to require you to disclose your criminal record, and there's no way of evading that.

    Added to which, if they're really on the ball, they'll then spot that you lied on an ESTA application, and any possible chance (if there were indeed ever any) of leniency would go out of the window.

    I think you'd better live with the fact that working in the US is going to be out of the question for the foreseeable. Alternatively, you could consult a specialist lawyer, who may have an answer to get you round those challenges, but will probably just charge you a great deal of money to tell you exactly the same thing.
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  22. johnjones1978

    johnjones1978 New Member

    thank you for your reply, I found this today

    meaning they do share but 3000 a year, I'm confused as some friends of mine have applied and not had to submit any criminal data they
    didn't have a record but were never asked to produce any docs to prove the did not
  23. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    Well, it's up to you if you want to take that risk. You might get away with it, but maybe it depends on how you'd feel about being caught later and deported...
  24. bilal hussain

    bilal hussain New Member


    i have few convictions 2 that are spent including drink driving and acquired criminal property about 5 years ago.
    One that i believe that probably still isnt spent is a restraining order against a ex partner - long story put it in place to prevent me exposing her.

    As i have read you say no on the esta and travel. My issue i have is im british asian muslim (yeah not a good one before someone says it). what is the likely hood i can get in? Ive had friends that have clean records and when they arrive they are taken into a room an told to wait for abour 30 mins. They dont tell them what they are checking etc? Is this checking if they have terrorist/drug links or actually probably requesting pnc stuff. its hard to get an answer around this. They are granted entry etc. My worry is since they dont have records of us readily available are they diggin that out or are they checking an seeing if your wanted or not.
  25. mg27127

    mg27127 New Member

    They do share fingerprints, but this is NOT, as stated in section 4.3.1, including nationals of the UK.

    " 1. We have also agreed that the fingerprints exchanged for searching under the Protocol will not contain fingerprint data of known FCC nationals. Thus a national of the UK or another FCC country, who does not purport to be otherwise, may be assured that his or her fingerprints will not be searched under this arrangement. "
  26. Isaac Hunt

    Isaac Hunt Don't applaud, I'm a God, not a superstar.

    This is the best fucking thread I have ever come across. Really.

    I've been to the USA several times since the ESTA was introduced, answering "no" to all questions each time and never had any issues whatsoever. Booked to go to Florida later this year (did new ESTA first as I have a new passport - approved immediately with no issues). Thereafter, I signed up to an online Florida forum, the members of which are the biggest bunch of scaremongering wankers, which got me paranoid. So, I'm very glad I found this thread. I have read it from page 1 to page 61 and every one of the numerous posts that say "say no on the ESTA and you'll be fine" are spot on, worked for me for years and years without a second thought and has totally alleviated my subsequent paranoia.

    If you're thinking of posting to ask about your specific circumstances, please read the thread in its entirety because it is very likely that your question has already been answered several times. I've got a couple of cautions for peeing in the street, giving a guy a kicking for slapping my sister, and spent a night in the cells for fighting in the street. No problems at all ever.
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  27. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    :hmm: new members aren't supposed to be like this
  28. Isaac Hunt

    Isaac Hunt Don't applaud, I'm a God, not a superstar.

  29. Tommywalt

    Tommywalt New Member

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  30. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Now where's the fun in that?

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