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1251. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 49w

No one can possibly answer that question accurately, but to imagine that US CBP somehow lacks their normal resources at Dublin is in my opinion ridiculous.


1252. Posted by Westlife666 (Budding Member 7 posts) 49w

Thanks T,
Not asking if they lack their usual- just if it all works the same way. They have the same access as they would if I was going through in the us... If you get what I mean

1253. Posted by travelman99 (Full Member 160 posts) 49w

I'd agree with Terry and say you're no better/worse off with the Dublin approach. It's just they are covering parts of the security process before you leave rather than on landing.

The resources would be the same, unless you're on a no fly list or have outstanding warrants, or on a watch list, it's highly unlikely you will be stopped, questioned, and put though Interpol questioning.

1254. Posted by Westlife666 (Budding Member 7 posts) 49w

Yes thank you! Thought the same way. :)

1255. Posted by Curious to ask (Budding Member 5 posts) 48w

Hello could someone help with post 1239. Thanks for any help.

1256. Posted by c_sharman (Budding Member 3 posts) 48w

Good Day people

Me and a few friends are thinking of going over to America in 2017 for Wrestlemania, dont judge me the friends are the ones that want to watch it ,but after we are going to do some traveling.
Anyway i have been convicted twice, make false representation to make a gain for self or another for cause loss to other. once in 2009 and once in 2013 both times i got community service 250hrs both times was because of a gambling addiction to feed the habit, i know this was very very stupid of me to do and now been nearly 3 years without gambling. anyway the one in 2009, because i didn't apply with the order i got a suspended sentence of 4 months suspended for 12 months. i want to know if i go do i still need to tell them as i never went to prison and the suspended sentence never got activated also these offences dont come up on a basic disclosure.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Feb-2016, at 07:14 by c_sharman ]

1257. Posted by Shaz (Budding Member 6 posts) 47w

Hi all,

I have a dilemma, I am a British born citizen so is my husband. We are not legally married we are religiously married. I have been to the USA twice myself. Now that I am married to my boyfriend I would like to go on a west coast tour. But he has 2 previous convictions on which he has spent time in prison for . He would like to apply for a visa but he's pretty sure it will be rejected. He is 25 years old was born in Britain, first conviction was when he was 17 years old for a robbery which he spent a year and a Half in prison for and his second conviction was for money laundering with the intent to supply I think when 20/21 which was also a year and a half in prison. He is now a reformed person has a good job and has stayed out of trouble he is very remorseful for his actions. He was young and stupid. he is in a double mind as he doesn't know what to do, he is also scared about discrimination as he is Muslim and this happens sometimes. We had a story on the news about a Muslim family being declined entry without proper reason ect. So he feels like because of his religion and because of his convictions which are serious one he will be denied permanent entry. I would like some advice guys if possible. He loves America and would really love to see it and I would like to again especially with him.

1258. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 47w

Quoting Shaz

.... he is also scared about discrimination as he is Muslim and this happens sometimes....

Yes, discrimination happens sometimes but that is NOT the issue here.

He will be denied entry because even though he's only 24 years old he has already been convicted of two serious felonies resulting in 3 years of prison time. It's nuts for him to imagine that he would still be allowed the privilege to travel.

Start researching United States Waiver of Inadmissibility:


1259. Posted by Shaz (Budding Member 6 posts) 47w

Thanks for the response terry, what a shame then guess il have to go with my aunt. I'll have a look at the link X

1260. Posted by CloudStrife (Budding Member 7 posts) 47w

Hasnt most of the chat been do the ESTA and tick no to arrests etc?