Skip Navigation

Need some help, looking to go to the US

Travel Forums North America Need some help, looking to go to the US

1. Posted by horse (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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.