me and my family are taking a 2 week trip to the us in september but we may have a slight problem.
a family member got arrested for being drunk and disordley. it was in the uk. it was in her marred name (whom is now divorced) but i am wondering if this will cause any problems for them entering the us.her passport will no longer be in her married name.
i would be greatful if somebody would answer me.
you will have 100% no problem for the following reasons:
change of name but more important that if you changed your name then you changed your passport.
anytime you change your passport your passport id changes too! this is a very unique alpha-numberic code located on the passport.
put it this way, if the american government were looking for you then they will get you, is the us government looking for you? i dont think so.
it is safe for you to travel, one is not at trisk to the americans...that is your partner of course.
But essentially I think you will be OK as an arrest is not a conviction and in any case D&D would be excluded if my reading of the above is correct
There is no way she will have a problem, I've been chucked in the slammer a few times for being drunk in public and it has never been a problem while travelling.
It may be different in UK but in Aus they just put you in a cell until you sober up then let you out - no record, no court date, no conviction, just a couple of hours sleep then your on your way again. I'm pretty sure it would be the same deal in the uk?
[ Edit: Edited on Feb 6, 2007, at 4:11 PM by ikey ]