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391. Posted by teddyboy (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

So you think they dont share the information with the usa ?

392. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1670 posts) 1y

Honestly, just read the thread.

Cheers,
Terry

393. Posted by Tightrope (Budding Member 28 posts) 1y

May be of interest:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/about-us/freedom-of-information/released-information1/foi-archive-crime/13711_acess_US_info_policenatcpu?view=Html

394. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1670 posts) 1y

Interesting link, Tightrope. It would be interesting to find the same admission in an slightly more current document...

Cheers,
Terry

395. Posted by Mjonas2013 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Hi, my situation is slightly different. Hope you can provide me with some advice. I have a conviction for shoplifting when I was 19, I didn't receive any fines only a conviction against my name. It has been over 10 years now and my conviction is now spent. However, a few years ago I travelled to Japan twice and declared my conviction on the immigration form. Both times they let me into the country.

Do you think I can still get away with ticking no on the USA form. I don't want to apply for a visa, I would rather change my travel plans and not go to the states at all. By the way I'm Australian.

Appreciate any advice you can offer.:)

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Jan-2013, at 08:06 by Mjonas2013 ]

396. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3541 posts) 1y

Mjonas,
The link in post #378 is instructive. US. Imm. does not have UK arrest records. Or those from OZ. Tick no and enjoy your holiday in the US.

397. Posted by teddyboy (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Quoting vegasmike6

Mjonas,
The link in post #378 is instructive. US. Imm. does not have UK arrest records. Or those from OZ. Tick no and enjoy your holiday in the US.

But Vegasmike how can any of us be sure that the usa do not have details of arrests /criminal convictions ? You hear so many stories of people being turned away for not declaring even minor convictions on the ESTA s .

398. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1670 posts) 1y

"... You hear so many stories of people being turned away for not declaring even minor convictions on the ESTAs..."

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Could you provide a link please?

Cheers,
Terry

399. Posted by hobbit87 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

hi i live in the uk, i have 5 convictions the last was in 2005 when i was 17 years old, because i have 5 including abh and battery, does this mean i can still use the visa waiver programme or not?

thanks for any info

400. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1670 posts) 1y

Your situation has been addressed many times throughout this thread.

Cheers,
Terry

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