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751. Posted by Leo9 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Terry, thanks for your reply. I understand the Canada and the US share everything, but in my case no information was communicated to Canadian authorities and at the arrivals I went through the immigrations without any problem even though the immigration officer checked my passport and everything.
So as far as I know, I don't have a record in Canada, only in the UK.

For the last part, buddy I'm not proud of what I did, but shit happens and I made sure it won't happen again.

Thanks

P.S: It would be really helpful if you could point me in the right direction for pursuing this matter and finding a solution.

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753. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2420 posts) 1y

Being deported to Canada means CBSA knows something happened in the UK that resulted in you getting kicked out, which means there's something on your Canadian record. Whether that's in a place on the database that US CBP can see... who knows...

I'd consider "losing" my US Visa and sending in a photocopy and fresh application form. Better to discover any problems right now instead of when you're actually entering the US for work.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

754. Posted by Leo9 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Thanks for your advise. Appreciate it.

755. Posted by amenicycinema (Budding Member 22 posts) 1y

Hello, wondering if anyone can help with this - I applied for and eventually got a waiver of ineligibility so I could visit the US after being arrested there 11 years ago. I was able to enter this year on this "visa" but it expires in July 2015 and I would like to visit again later next year. Is there anyone who has had the same waiver renewed that could let me know how it works - do I need to visit the US embassy and go through the same process or is it different fees/process for simple renewals? Thanks in advance!

756. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2420 posts) 1y

It's the same process, but if nothing has changed on your record the new waiver is usually issued much quicker and hassle free.

Cheers,
Terry

757. Posted by Henry14 (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y

Hello, this is a great thread to lean, well done Cheers you've really great here too along with others. Will appreciate if anyone can help with this. This sound silly and i know i was silly, really silly but that was then and not anymore, so please just want to know my chance. In 2007 i was arrested in UK, the police took my fingerprints and DNA and sentenced me for 12 months but spent 6 months with early removal scheme, and i was finally deported. My conviction was 'deception trying to board flight from UK with false passport, however i did not declare my real name and dob as someone said it could affect my future application if i declare my real details. So now they have different details on the false passport they arrested me with, and infarct re entered the UK twice with the same false details. In 2012 i attempted to legalise myself with the false details but my application was refused by the UKBA and was told to leave the UK or they would enforce removal on me. Thats the only conviction i've ever had and am still regretting it.

My Question is:

I'm not in the UK any more, am now in another country in europe and i've legalised my status through my family, am now using my actual real details correctly and not the one i was convicted with in the UK. I now put everything behind me.

I intend to visit the US, but i'm afraid if the US embassy and at the US port of entry will discover that i've been convicted in another country before which is UK,. or should i go on and confess to the UK embassy here or i should only confess to the UK embassy? or both? And should go on and confess to the immigration of the country i currently reside legally? Thanks

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Jan-2015, at 20:00 by Henry14 ]

758. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2420 posts) 1y

Holy crap Henry, that's quite a tale!

In any case it's impossible to venture a guess when you give no clue about your nationality or what passport you're holding or any of a dozen other crucial details that are missing so all I can say is talk to a good immigration lawyer (do your research because most of them suck) and hope for the best.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

I can recommend an experienced UK Immigration lawyer, but she won't be cheap...

759. Posted by Henry14 (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y

Quoting CheersT

Holy crap Henry, that's quite a tale!

In any case it's impossible to venture a guess when you give no clue about your nationality or what passport you're holding or any of a dozen other crucial details that are missing so all I can say is talk to a good immigration lawyer (do your research because most of them suck) and hope for the best.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

I can recommend an experienced UK Immigration lawyer, but she won't be cheap...

Sorry i forgot, its Ivory coast. Any chance to get US visa on my real details that i'm now using couple with the fact that my fingerprints & DNA are in UK with different details?

760. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2420 posts) 1y

So you now hold a fresh Ivory Coast Passport with everything accurate and honest, correct? And you've never held a real and honest Ivory Coast Passport before, correct? You've never applied for a Visa or done any travel on your real Ivory Coast Passport, correct?

Cheers,
Terry

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