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1501. Posted by Dexter67 (Budding Member 7 posts) 1w

Hi

Just a quick question.

As mentioned in my previous I have the acro that says 'no live trace'

I think I was arrested twice and cautioned once as a juvenile but can't remember all the details. I don't want to jeopardise me chance is a visa by leaving out info.

How can I get the details?

Thanks

1502. Posted by travelman99 (Full Member 145 posts) 1w

Contact the force who arrested you and ask for Subject Access Report - costs a tenner.

Also - ask them to tell you about Google, it's a great tool for self research 😉

1503. Posted by Dexter67 (Budding Member 7 posts) 1w

I have the subject access report - it only has my convictions on it.

1504. Posted by travelman99 (Full Member 145 posts) 1w

Then it's fallen off your record I'd assume!

1505. Posted by penguin88 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w

Hello,
I have been reading this thread for a while and can't find the answer to my question, sorry if I missed it! My partner has recently applied for a tourist visa and has his meeting at the London embassy next Thursday. He was arrested and no further action was taken due to allegations that were made by a minor about 3-4 years ago. His ACRO police certificate has come up 'no trace', not even 'no live trace'.
I now feel like we should have just tick no on the ESTA but I'm guessing it would be too late to cancel the appointment and do this?
Since he wasn't convicted, is he likely to be granted the visa or have we just ruined our chances of going to the US next year? :(
Thanks

1506. Posted by travelman99 (Full Member 145 posts) 1w

Penguin - your husband should have done his research before he made his appointment. The US consulate will now make a note that your husband was a suspected pedophile. If will no longer be able to use the ESTA because of this.

However, as no action was taken, he should receive a 10 or 5 year Visa. He'll just have to potentially explain the situation again if he gets pulled in customs in the US and suffer the embarrassment with that. He will also need to reapply on a regular basis to ensure his visa is extended.

For ANYONE reading this reply, if your ACRO states NO TRACE, do NOT admit to committing a crime you didn't do.

1507. Posted by penguin88 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w

Travelman - thank you for your reply.

Annoying that he has to go through all of this for something he didn't do. Hopefully this time next week he will have his Visa.

1508. Posted by Dexter67 (Budding Member 7 posts) 1w

'Then it's fallen off your record I'd assume!'

I hope so :)

I have started filling out the visa application but it would seem I have to have a planned trip to complete the application, and name who I am intending to visit.

I was hoping to get a visa just incase my work send me to the US and I'm not sure about putting the us contact details on the form. I'd rather they didn't know!

1509. Posted by desertfox27 (Budding Member 3 posts) 2d

I just got out from prison. I am convicted for accounting fraud and served 16 months in prison. I still have a valid US visa. Can i still go to US?

1510. Posted by travelman99 (Full Member 145 posts) 2d

Hi Desertfox

Why do you have an existing visa, did you commit a crime before and had to get a visa?

Are you a U.K. citizen?