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801. Posted by KHandRB (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Plus we are no danger to anyone I'm 5.1 and weight six stone and the police officer " I over powered" probably shouldn't be a police officer...

802. Posted by dcamp (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y

how do you apply for a permanent Waiver of Ineligibility? UK citizen with reprimand. Have a 5 year visas just wanting to apply once it runs out thank you

803. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Dear KH,

I'm sorry, but your Reply #800 is almost 270 words in one single sentence. It's difficult to read. Your size/weight which you've mentioned a couple of times is immaterial.

Honestly, I think the advice at Reply #799 is as good as you're going to get.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

804. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

"... how do you apply for a permanent Waiver of Ineligibility?..."

There's no such thing.

Cheers,
Terry

805. Posted by nigel308 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

hello
please help i am hoping to travel to the USA in feb 2014
I have a criminal record for a varity of motoring offenses including driving whilst disqualified which i served a 6 week sentence and a fauldulent use of a tax disc
this did not hinder my firearms license in the UK
I am worried this could cause me a problem please help

806. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

I assume you mean February, 2015. You also give no clue as to when the convictions happened or what passport you hold.

In any case I'll assume you're from the UK and if so then your question has been answered many times throughout this thread.

1.) You have no time to apply for a Waiver of Inadmissibility. That means you have to enter the US either being honest about your past convictions (the driving offences are meaningless, the fraud is the important issue) and hope the US Immigration officer allows you to enter. Or, go with #2...

2.) Since the UK doesn't generally share their common criminal database with the US your chances of running into trouble are slim, but of course nothing is 100% guaranteed. You would have to be very presentable at US Immigration and cross your fingers.

It's rolling the dice either way.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

807. Posted by nigel308 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

hello Terry
thank you for your reply,
i am hoping to travel feb 2015
the tax disc fraud used one from another care was about 1986 ish
and the driving whilst disqualifed was about 1998

i am a holder of a firearms cert and they were happy about me
I have a valid UK passport
I visited florida around 1997 with work and had no problem then

do you suggest me taking my firearms cert with me as proof of being ok ?

thank you for your help

808. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

No, the Firearms Certificate won't help in any way, it's not a legal document that means anything in the US.

As I said the driving conviction is immaterial, the US (unlike Canada) doesn't care about them. It's only the fraud and it's only one conviction and so long ago... honestly I'd just forget about it completely...

If you wanted be 100% upfront and honest you could bring the record of your convictions with you and present it to the Immigration office. He/she would have to be a complete dick to turn you away. Your call.

Good luck, but really, you shouldn't have a worry.

Cheers,
Terry

809. Posted by dcamp (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y

see your answer to a post number 794 thats what I was asking about:)

810. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Sorry dcamp, mistype on my part. Thanks for catching it.

All the best to you.

Cheers,
Terry

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