Does anyone know what would happen if you got to US Border Control and were denied. Do they put you on the next flight home at your expense or their expense. If I was in that situation, I'd falsely plead poverty just so they'd pay. I was convicted of a breach of the peace back in 2004 and although it has expired (UK: Rehabilitation of Offenders act) I was told quite clearly when I phoned the US Embassy's visa information line that Rehabilitation doesn't apply to visa law (ahermm...) for this reason I decided against visiting America. Not because I was scared of being refused a visa, but more the fact that I would have to fly to London or Belfast (from Edinburgh) and visit one of their Embassy's which would be a holiday within itself (I'm not going on a holiday to find out if I can go on a holiday). I'm not an armed robber, child mollestor, terrorist, granny basher, or arsonist and they want to 'screen' me! Remember, if they don't want your money there's plenty of other countries you can visit. Especially if you're British since you're an EU citizen and you can visit about 20 other European Union countries visa free. TBH, I think it was a blessing in disguise I decided against it. I visited Paris instead and have fell in love with the city so much I'm learning French for my future visits. I'll be flash with my cash there, America's loss On a final note, I've heard Canada and Australia are more relaxed providing a good few years have passed since your last conviction. You also have to apply for a visa, but you're far more likely to succeed if you have shown a long period of good behaviour.
[ Edit: Edited on 14-Jul-2012, at 05:35 by theoneandonly ]