I normally let 'Cheers Terry' handle these inquiries. Yours is an easy one. Both in UK & US juvenile records are sealed. Any problems before you turn 18 are not available to US Immigration Officials.
Use the same procedure as before. He can tick 'no record' on the entry form as juvenile offenses do not count. Have a nice holiday in Florida.
Thanks so much mike, you have put my mind at rest.
I have about 4/ 5 convictions which all resulted in fines (no prison time or community service).
One of them is a driving offence which resulted in a court appearance and 6 points. The others are for low level criminal damage and public order offences. I am from the UK (this is where recieved them all). The offences happened in my early twenties (I am late twenties now). I was going through a particularly bad patch in my life and have since moved on.
I have read and understand a lot with regards to what information is shared between the UK and US with regards to criminal records but not a lot on what criminal records information the UK shares with Canada, if any? I would like to travel to both countries at some point in the future and am still deciding how to go about it but would appreciate some advice from people who have travelled both to the US and in particlar Canada?
Treat both countries the same in terms of what the UK shares from their criminial database.
I had a franchise business (Petrol Station) which was not doing too good and lost about £25000 in 4 months, I brought this issue to the regional manager and he just gave a deaf ear towards my problems and did nothing for a year. In the meantime I had lot of pressure from lender whom I initially took loan to start this business. The company had my deposit of £40,000 which I asked them to release so that I can pay the debt off but they refused to do so, I then decided to keep the fuel money for 3 days and pay off the debt which I did and informed (stupidest thing ever did in my life) police saying that I had been attacked and the money had been stolen. This is the one and only criminal record I have and ever intend to have one
Police found out that in no time and got me arrested. I had been arrested on Jan 2011 under convicted of “Theft by an Employee”
I had been given 36 weeks and suspended for two years with £1200 fine and 180 community hours which I had paid and done the community service.
Because I’m not eligible under waiver visa I had applied through the embassy on 3rd December and got rejected under “moral turpitude” I think section 221(a). I am looking for a change of place and wanting to go to US next year to work. I had seen in your posts that you do work permits, what chances do I stand to apply for work permit or a visiting visa.
If you to process work permit can you be kind enough to provide me further details to my email
Any advice would be appreciated, many thanks again
[ Edit: Sorry, no personal details please. ]
Sorry Suresh, but you have at least a 5 year wait before being allowed into the US, and even then it's not a sure thing especially on a Work Visa.
Forget about the US for now.
I have a success story so was keen to share with you all. I posted sometime ago (#220).
I have this week received an email from the embassy saying they are issuing a Visa and to send my Passport via DX. I actually postponed my September trip to April next year before knowing so it just goes to show honesty is the best policy.
Many thanks for your kind advice
Can I go on waiver visa ticking "no" to the questions?
I bet they will find out as soon as I land
Many thanks again,
Sorry me again,
Stupid me the reason I wanted to visit is to see my uncle who met with a serious accident back in august and he is recovering now, my aunt is passed away in the accident, would this make any difference if I re- apply with evidence?
Hi Steve1120 ,
I just wanted to ask you, did you have to pay fine or community service.
Any suspended sentence? were you convicted?