If US CBP stops you and starts asking questions I'd suggest you throw yourself at their mercy and answer everything honestly. They have a fair amount of discretion - especially if it's only one offence - so you could either be allowed in or find yourself in a detention cell awaiting deportation.
As stated ad nauseam there is no way to accurately predict what will happen.
It does not matter because you do not apply for immigrant visa. Your UK passport allows you to travel to the USA. Have a good trip!
Lionfriend, there are hundreds of inaccurate and misleading posts on this thread, but you're Top 10.
thanks Terry , to quote an earlier post im just gonna have to "roll the dice " , im just worried about the whole thing , dont want the kids to get upset , but fingers crossed !!!!!!!
thanks for the advice
wish i looked into my visa application sooner !!!!!!!
US Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security and the myriad of other security agencies involved make entering the US a complete pain in the ass. If everyone actually followed the regulations to the letter and made full and complete disclosures about everything that ever happened in the lives the Americans would be facing even greater mountains of paperwork or turning back airplane loads of people.
Relax, go with the flow...
Thanks for sharing a nice information in this topic it really helps me a lot in my next trip thanks
[ Edit: Edited on 18-Oct-2012, at 10:03 by zarik ]
I have had 2 incidents with the police:
1. Reprimand, possession of class B (cannabis), 2002 (17 years old)
2. Fixed penalty notice, non-conviction, "use disorderly behaviour or threatening/abusive/insulting words likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress", 2005 (20 years old, arrested for swearing in public!)
Both of these show up in full on recent ACPO Subject Access Request.
I would like to go to USA in next few years. Have nothing booked yet. My problem is that I would like to keep the possibility of working/living in the US in the future open. If I lie on Visa Waiver now then that isn't going to happen. I was wondering if anybody could offer advice on the likelihood of me being granted a VISA? And any advice on increasing the likelihood of being granted one? My arrests are petty and a while ago, but the possession of Class B doesn't look good. Any feedback appreciated. Cheers!