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1601. Posted by 20784 (Budding Member 2 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Borisborough

Quoting 20784

I'm from ghana i got 1 year prison sentence in UK for deception 12 years ago and was deported to SA, they UK police and immigration took my fingerprints and dna but i told them fake name and date of birth as my details. Now am in europe and i have legal resident with my correct name & date of birth and my fingerprints never show here am so happy for that, but now i have US visa appointment coming up in few weeks but am scared, will US consular officer find out i went to prison in UK with fake name and date of birth? Is it dangerous to tick No to have u ever been convicted before?

As the phrase goes, "You couldn't make it up!" . Or perhaps you could!

hi Borisborough, i don't understand what you mean?

1602. Posted by Florida44 (Budding Member 4 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Help please. Travelling end June 2017 for family holiday to Florida from uk. 2 convictions possession of class b. Got them in march and may of 2016 with fine of £180 each. Recently arrested for dangerous driving following an accident. Will a visa be denied do you think?
Thanks for any info.

1603. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 307 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Quoting 20784

Quoting Borisborough

Quoting 20784

I'm from ghana i got 1 year prison sentence in UK for deception 12 years ago and was deported to SA, they UK police and immigration took my fingerprints and dna but i told them fake name and date of birth as my details. Now am in europe and i have legal resident with my correct name & date of birth and my fingerprints never show here am so happy for that, but now i have US visa appointment coming up in few weeks but am scared, will US consular officer find out i went to prison in UK with fake name and date of birth? Is it dangerous to tick No to have u ever been convicted before?

As the phrase goes, "You couldn't make it up!" . Or perhaps you could!

hi Borisborough, i don't understand what you mean?

Probably means you're an idiot or at least dishonest, if the police have your fingerprints and DNA, then you are bang to rights , false name or not.

1604. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2574 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Florida44

Help please. Travelling end June 2017 for family holiday to Florida from uk. 2 convictions possession of class b. Got them in march and may of 2016 with fine of £180 each. Recently arrested for dangerous driving following an accident. Will a visa be denied do you think?
Thanks for any info.

There's no way you'll get a Visa.

Cheers,
Terry

1605. Posted by Gwenna (Budding Member 13 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Quoting CheersT

Quoting Florida44

Help please. Travelling end June 2017 for family holiday to Florida from uk. 2 convictions possession of class b. Got them in march and may of 2016 with fine of £180 each. Recently arrested for dangerous driving following an accident. Will a visa be denied do you think?
Thanks for any info.

There's no way you'll get a Visa.

Cheers,
Terry

They will not tolerate drug convictions it's a definite Crime of Moral Turpitude - you will not get a visa
See my posts a few pages back, my husbands non custodial offence of robbery 45 YEARS AGO was deemed a CMT and he was denied a visa last month.

1606. Posted by travelman99 (Full Member 167 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Gwenna drug possession isn't a CIMT. Please don't give advice unless you're correct.

1607. Posted by Gwenna (Budding Member 13 posts) 20w Star this if you like it!

Quoting travelman99

Gwenna drug possession isn't a CIMT. Please don't give advice unless you're correct.

So Sorry. 😂 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

1608. Posted by Florida44 (Budding Member 4 posts) 20w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for responses

1609. Posted by cfc1sean (Budding Member 4 posts) 20w Star this if you like it!

Ok, so I am English born and bred, i am 51 years young.

I have six spent convictions from between 35 and 24 years back, declared them on Esta, I have never been to prison, my offences was dealt with by the magistrates and range from assault, criminal damage, theft, trespass and possession of prohibited weapon. The biggest sentence given was 220 hours community service with most being dealt with by fines and court costs. My ESTA application was obviously rejected and i was advised to apply for a B2 non immigrant visa.

I applied for the ACPO which came back confirming no live trace ie stepped down. Filled out vcu01 form using information from a subject access request.

Fast forward 25 years, I am now a father to seven, a grandfather to four, own my own home, for the last 11 years I have had a good secure job in civil service further to this I have been a trade union rep within my work place representing 300 union members with all work place issues, I liase between managers and members. I hold a position of trust.

I have my embassy appointment this Monday, will be taking all documentation ie bank statements, mortgage papers, pay slips, two character references, police acpo certificate, vcu01 form, proof of holiday booking, birth certificates, old expired passports, partner/kids ESTA acceptance form etc etc..!

This will be a family holiday to Disney Orlando with my partner and two children, they have obviously been accepted under the ESTA.

So, I will update following my embassy appointment, if I don't get a visa I will go down the waiver route and simply swap the booked holiday in June to another destination.

Lets see come the big day on Monday if honesty is the best policy. I am by no means the same young troublesome person that I was back then. Will they judge me on who i was back then or who i am now..?

Wish me luck folks..

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Mar-2017, at 07:36 by cfc1sean ]

1610. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2574 posts) 20w Star this if you like it!

Good luck cfc1sean. I sincerely hope they view your application with common sense. You're obviously way past all your youthful troubles and you're no threat to the USA.

Please let us know how it turns out.

Cheers,
Terry