Travelling from the UK to the USA with a criminal record

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

  1. Eve Gibson

    Eve Gibson New Member

    Was everything ok? Do you think they know ANYTHING or nothing. Thank you for a reply that’s not sarcastic by the way. I was convicted of theft (a lot of money all to pay my violent ex husbands bills, I did pay every penny back but I still can’t forgive myself) I got a suspended sentence and still have nightmares about everything. EG isn’t my real name by the way!! This is the first holiday me and the children have been on where I haven’t been beaten up but I wish now we were going somewhere else.
  2. Nope, the laws are the same. Why did they refuse entry to the son as well?
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  3. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    You'll be fine as long as you don't fuck up the ESTA and don't blab during immigration checks.
  4. Eve Gibson

    Eve Gibson New Member

    I got my ESTA through last year when I booked but now it’s coming round I’m so worried that things have changed. I felt calmer until this story was in the press about those 3
  5. They didn't know anything, if they did know about me i would of been put on the first flight back to the UK. I know its easy to say but don't worry about it.
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  6. Eve Gibson

    Eve Gibson New Member

    Thank you, it’s nice to speak to someone who has experienced this.
  7. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I don't believe anything has changed.
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  8. No worries.
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  9. This quote is taken from another article about the same family.

    A Dawson and Sanderson spokesperson told Chronicle Live: “Whilst we cannot comment on individual cases, we would emphasise how important it is for travellers to answer visa application questions fully and accurately.

    Which makes me think they have done border controls job for them and dropped themselves in it.
  10. Eve Gibson

    Eve Gibson New Member

    Sorry I don’t understand how they dropped themselves in (I probably sound thick) they answered no to all questions but were still found out.
  11. We don't know that they answered no on the esta and why was the son refused entry? it says on one report that it was a blunder on the visa application.

    Get yourself out there and come back on here and tell us how it went :thumbs:
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  12. Eve Gibson

    Eve Gibson New Member

    Hi, it showed in the clip in the chronicle that they answered no to all questions but I agree it never mentioned anything about the son. They said Dawson and Sanderson did the estas for them and that they had been last October on same one. I don’t suppose we will get the truth!!!
    I am so scared I took a load of tablets a couple of weeks ago but it’s too late to change anything so will have to pray that they won’t know anything about me.
  13. I've also read this morning that the son was frogmarched off first, so like i said earlier we will never know the full story on this one, one things for sure though, nobody has ever come on this forum and said they have been refused entry and i've read every page!
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  14. Eve Gibson

    Eve Gibson New Member

    Thank you for reassuring me
  15. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    This thread is now a valuable national resource for miscreants planning to go to the US :thumbs:
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  16. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    I haven't been to the US for ages and the last few times I went into Miami where they question everyone coming in individually. Do they do that at all the major airports now? It's bloody intimidating even when you haven't lied on your ESTA!
  17. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    What did they ask you?
  18. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Just why you are there (business or holiday), where you are staying, do you know anybody in the area. It's very low level stuff but I found it intimidating. They are very serious about it with their fancy, black uniforms and they ask absolutely everyone. I imagine they are looking for signs of nervousness.
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  19. 2hats


    Besides those I’ve been directly asked variously random and entertaining questions like - have you ever been in trouble with the police, have you ever been arrested, are you involved in espionage, etc. I just look vaguely bemused and reply no, which is the correct answer. They like to try to faze people. Transiting the DPRK border is less hassle (and much more fun). Even TLV entrance/exit interviews are more pleasant.
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  20. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    You must look significantly dodgier than me :D
  21. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    I wonder if those Daily Mail people got the "have you ever been arrested?" question and answered "yes"?
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  22. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    yes - the yes but......would have done it for them and money laundering is something the yanks are pretty interested in. Want to go next year so will be interested to see how it pans out for miscreants doing it all properly.
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  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.


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  24. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    I completely understand why that story has rattled you, but the experience of dozens of people on this thread who've been advised to say nothing and haven't come back to complain about duff advice - indeed some have come back to say it all went smoothly - suggests that you'll be fine.

    I got a whiff of that article not being quite 4 beats to the bar, something about a rather carefully worded denial by one of the party, which makes me think that there's more to that story than meets the eye. I wouldn't be surprised if some idiot said "werl, I was only ARRESTED, they can't touch me for that" , and dropped themselves in it that way.

    If you are not on a watch list, don't make things complicated and draw no attention to yourself, they just don't have the resources to dig deep into everyone's past. Answer questions briefly and directly (if not honestly) and be exactly what you are - a family off to have a lovely and well deserved holiday of a lifetime, hold your head up, and smile, and you'll be fine.
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  25. Eve Gibson

    Eve Gibson New Member

    Thank you, I’m hoping and praying everything will be fine
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  26. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    Best not to ever read The Daily Mail, life becomes so much better.
  27. turps1

    turps1 New Member

    Hi, after reading through this thread, i thought id share my situation, any help/adivce is welcomed and greatly appreciated! * I am a UK citizen looking to travel to the US (Massachusetts) for business purposes*

    So when i was 18 i was convicted for the supply of cannabis (small quantity) i was given a 6 month suspended sentence and 200 odd hours of commnunity service. I am now 23 and have completed my history degree and i am also about to complete my business masters. I am looking to find employment very soon and my intention is to get a sales role at an IT firm. I am through to the final stages for 3 companies, the problem is that each of them requires me to travel to the states for training/annual sales conferences as they are all headquartered in boston. I know do the crime do the time and all that but i was young and stupid and since then i feel i have taken the necessary steps to prove that i am fully rehabilitated.

    So, is my offense considered of moral turpitude if cannabis is legal in boston? I know that an esta is probably out of the question but is it possible i might be able to secure a b1 visa with this conviction? Its a real kick in the teeth as all the companies i want to work for are US based so i have completly ruined my chances of progression in my career choice [​IMG]

    Any help is greatly appriciated
    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2018
  28. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger


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  29. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    The drug conviction question is a seperate question on the ESTA to the moral turpitude question and they don't use the phrase "moral turpitude" now anyway.

    So you either tick "no" to everything on an ESTA and hope to get away with it - as pretty much everyone seems to - or apply for a full visa. I'm not sure they look too kindly on any drug convictions but I don't know that.
  30. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Your situation is no different to anyone else's on the thread really, tick no and have a good trip.

    BTW the fact its legal in Boston will have no bearing on a conviction in another country where it wasn't legal.
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