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561. Posted by dcamp (Budding Member 12 posts) 3y

@greener I absolutely agree with what you are saying that there is no way they would know about these minor offences and all the time and money I think we hav just enlightened things for them. And the less than 5 minute interview but the relief getting the visa not the mention feeling all above board when going to USA is a great feeling

562. Posted by Jennywren959 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

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

563. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

There's no easy answer...


564. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

Sorry Jenny, couldn't resist. ;-)

It's true though. Your question is unanswerable. You roll the dice.

Personally i wouldn't worry for 1 second, but that's just me.

Good luck.


565. Posted by Jennywren959 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

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.

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567. Posted by SallyLJ (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y


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

568. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

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.

Good luck.


569. Posted by SallyLJ (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

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!?

Thanx anyway

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