Hi. I would really appreciate your advice.
I had a conviction for Common Assault in July 2012 for a spat outside a pub which was my first and only conviction.
If I put 'No' on the ESTA form, am I likely to get into San Francisco with no problems?
Does anyone else have any similar circumstances that will help me?
Many thanks in advance
ive seen alot of people say ignore the conviction but from reading this it seems that i no chance of getting into america, im only going through florida to get on the boat for the cruise but looks like i might aswell not bother ive got a conviction from 2004 for possession with intent to supply class a 2 seperate drugs and got two and a half i only did half and got tag good behaviour. im now volunteering while training to make kids aware with about the effects and misuse of drugs but i doubt thats gonna make an inch of difference with the embassy should i even bother wasting my time and money and arrange a trip somewhere else ??? any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!!!
lou_harris @ #271 & ithauntsus @ #272... both your questions give the impression that neither of you have bothered to read the thread. Neither of your situations are any different from many, many other situations explained at great length throughout this discussion.
It's a lot of reading, but if you wade through the posts here (and ignore the 90% useless ones) you'll find lots of very rational, reasonable and accurate advice.
Thanks Terry. I have thoroughly read this thread and found that the information has been of a great help.
You seem to really know what you are talking about, so would you be so kind as to tell me your opinion on my situation?
I was held for about 5 hours, released and then nothing further happened.
Many thanks for your time.
Lou, without knowing what really happened and by simply judging what you've stated here then the best guess is that you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
That said, Reply #248 is perhaps the most accurate statement on this entire thread and you need to read it and accept it.
[ Edit: Edited on 30-Aug-2012, at 13:49 by CheersT ]
Thank you Terry, What I have said in my post is exactly what happened - I wanted to know that any advice I was given is accurate.
Many thanks for you sound advice
Advice please asap guys! I have been to the embassy some months ago who, under section 221(g) advised me my case needed "Administrative Processing" and I was given a handout at the interview. The lady who interviewed me said I stood a good chance on the basis my offence was in 1999 and I've not been in any trouble since. The problem is, prior to me visit to the embassy I had already booked a trip to NY. I then found out about the potential Vias issue and alas went through the process. The administrive processing I mention above takes at least 90 days but could take upto 6 months!
My question is now that the embassy have all my details am I more likely to be stopped at customs/boarder control. I dare say my case, given the sheer volume may not have even been opened.
Has anyone had a similar experinece? My trip is booked late September..
Steve, when posting questions like this stating your nationality, what Passport you hold and which country you're travelling from is the very basic information required for anyone to venture an opinion.
That said, even assuming you're from the UK it's still impossible for anyone to give you any kind of reassurance because no can can guess what's happening with your paperwork at the Embassy.
I do apologise for posting on this once again as I have been reading for hours but I just can't seem to find what I'm looking for.
I'm 21 and I have a criminal record for GBH without intent which happened in 2009 but I don;t think I was charge until 2010/11. I have done a lot of research and gone back and forth and it seems to be so much more confusing than it needs to be, both on bloggs and the embassy site. I have a Wavier Visa by answering NO to the question about drugs and mortal turpitude. I'm taking my girlfriend to Las Vegas for her 21st and like an idiot I didn't think about my criminal record when I paid the big chunk of a non-refundable deposit off. I am due to fly in November and don't really have the time or the money to apply for the full Visa that I should really have to travel. I know people have said just to say no and I should get through but it just seems a little to easy to get into the most under-threat country in the world.
Any specific personal advice would be brilliant and I would really appreciate it. My girlfriend doesn't want to travel thinking the whole flight that I may not get in after spending a huge amount of money on the holiday.
Can anybody help ????????
[ Edit: Edited on 04-Sep-2012, at 02:37 by lukeshea19 ]
Lucas, in your own words you don't have the time or the money to apply for a Visa, so what kind of help are you expecting?
There are no magical answers here. You have one option and one option only: Roll the dice.
What other possible answer could there be?