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Need some help, looking to go to the US

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1. Posted by horse (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hi all,
I am looking to take a holiday in the US in June/ July next year. I have been convicted in New Zealand for possession of a pipe two years ago. I have a NZ passport, but I live in Australia. Does anyone know what the deal is with US entry, will the US check NZ for the conviction if I live in Australia?

Your help is much appreciated.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

This has been asked and answered many times. Here is a post you should read. I would send a PM to 'cameraonw' for confirmation. Basically the US does not have your record in front of them at the airport.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Nov-2009, at 00:26 by vegasmike6 ]

3. Posted by horse (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Thanks vegasmike, I'll message cameronw for a bit more info. I guess my concern is around if I am pulled aside for questioning what is the process they go through to determine whether they should check up on me and if so will they check the country that I live in or the country where my passport was issued (New Zealand)?

:)

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Quoting horse

Thanks vegasmike, I'll message cameronw for a bit more info. I guess my concern is around if I am pulled aside for questioning what is the process they go through to determine whether they should check up on me and if so will they check the country that I live in or the country where my passport was issued (New Zealand)? :)

I think Cameron answered it best. They don't have your records on their computer. For Canadians, yes, they have your records. OZ, NZ, no.