Thanks Terry, been losing sleep over it.
But now I'm just going to forget all about it and hopefully have a fab honeymoon.
Wouldn't have chosen the USA if we hadn't paid the deposit before seeing the esta form. Kinda feel like the travel agent should have told us about esta before they took our money really, but oh well.
Hind sight is a wonderful thing.......
Thanks again for the quick reply.
My family have just booked a holiday to Florida for May next year. My mum's partner has a conviction - assault - he was given 18 months probation and was fined!!!! He has just gone to fill in the online visa and has been rejected!!
I've searched the Internet as to what to do next and there is lots of different answers!!
Will he have to go to embassy for an interview?! If so how do we go about this?!
Many thanks in advance
No one can offer any advice when you give no clue which country you're talking about or his nationality or which Passport he holds or when the offence happened or how exactly he was "rejected."
That said, I'll assume you're British in which case your situation is not unique in any way, shape or form and it has been addressed ad nauseum throughout this thread. Start reading.
Thanx for that!!!!!!
I have been reading the thread and I just get more confused!!
I just wanted to know how you go about getting the interview at the embassy!?
I think US government is now become more strict. I think you need to take suggestion from travel agent. They have all information about visa and they also have knowledge about such cases.
Travel Agents are generally clueless about any complications a criminal record brings regarding international travel.
Sorry, I have no clue what you're trying to say.
Bottom line: Travel Agents are in general a horrible resource for dealing with Visa issues that are complicated by criminal activity.
Have just had my appointment and was issued with a ten year visa. Left home at four this morning and was outside the embassy at seven.
Various checkpoints later, five minute chat and visa issued.
I'm happy to hear it finally worked out. What a relief.
Hi, hoping Terry will see this one.....
Travelling to Miami from uk at end of November for our honeymoon.
Husband has german passport (in his birth surname) was adopted in uk and uses his new name here through deed poll.
Esta gotten (denied his caution which was for a small posession of m.j about 5/6 years ago)
Happy to roll the dice after reading this thread a hundred times, but concerned that when they take his fingerprints it will show his new name, and therefore would the u.s be concerned to start looking into the pnc because of that. But I ve read lots that simple cautions just dont show up anyhow?
You re probably going to say there's no easy answer, but just wanted to try. (Obviously its a bit late in the day to go down the whole proper visa route)
Thankyou in advance xx
Don't you have to list every name you've gone by on your Visa form? I've had three different names which was fun to explain my long family history to the immigration office. I hope you didn't have a problem with immigration though. Best of luck and have a great honey moon.