I'm not sure I can see how this is a different query you have a conviction, this still applies:Ok, slight curve ball on the usual query, I probably know the answer anyway but thought I’d get some opinions. No actual plans to visit the US in the near future but I’m just curious, anyway...
About 18 years ago I got into a brawl outside a pub, I ended up getting convicted for Assualt, Affray and assaulting a police officer.
It’s one of those that sounds a lot worse than it actually was, but I appreciate it is what it is on paper. A guy actually mistook me for one of my mates who he’d got into a fight with, the police had been called and he just decided to wander over and wallop me one in front of them. As they went to restrain him I jumped up and made several attempts to hit him, in the process I apparently struck one of the officers. I was advised to plead not guilty, it went to court three times and I eventually got found guilty.
Anyway my stupid GF at the time insisted I get a visa for a trip to New York we had planned shortly afterwards, against my better judgement I went to the Embassy and got a one year visa granted. We then didn’t even end up going as we split up.
Fast forward 18 years, I’ve never been to the US.. but you never know, I may want to at some point.
I really don’t fancy going through all the visa stuff again after so long, I appreciate I’ve given all my details to them in the past, all be it nearly 20 years ago.. my crimes didn’t result in significant damage to property or people, I’d be inclined just to rock up (if I ever decide to go) and take my chances based on the length of time that’s elapsed.
So impossible as it would be for anyone to possibly know, what do we reckon the chances are of something flagging up regarding my previous visa application and/or my details in general so far down the line? And my chances of blagging my way in if it does get flagged up?
1) If you declare, you are fucked off from the US for life
2) if you dont declare, then you (it would seem from anecdotal evidnce on here and elsewhere... ) be quite likely get in. If not, you get a free trip home. and are fucked off from the US for life.