Have a passport but never traveled internationally.
About 18 years ago we had a death in the family and I hit the booze pretty hard.
Racked up 3 DUIs in about 6 months.
Funny thing, quite drinking and the legal troubles ended (go figure).
Anway, not a single problem since. Life is good. Good job. Great family.
Am I asking for trouble in trying to fly to London (business trip) ??
The UK Border Agency just sends me a form response back that seams to indicate it's OK, but I also know the UK is trying to tighten the screws on its border controls.
Any experience is this area? Your insights would be "HUGE."
Why do I ask? I don't want to end up like this guy...
News: Breaking News: Busta Denied Entry Into the UK
Immigration officials have detained hip-hop superstar Busta Rhymes after denying him access into Great Britain this morning.
As they did to Martha Steward, more or less.
I cannot rap and cannot cook, but the general theme is discouraging.
They let Busta in after a few hours in a holding cell!
Dont take this as fact but we generally forget what you've done after 5 years in the UK. I'd say you'll be ok given the amount of time. I'd aply for your visa before you arrive though just in case!
I don't have any experience. But my first thought is that you look at the foreign office web site, www.fco.org.uk (or something like that)
Generally in Britain, I would say that unless you are a menace or threat to society you wouldn't have any problems getting in. Something like drink driving is not a prisonable offence unless you actually cause an accident. All you would get is points on your licence or disqualification from driving for a period of time.
Basically, drink driving isn't serious enough as far as immigration are concerned to prevent you coming in.
Just don't bloody drink and drive when you're over here!