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USA Visa (VWP) with previous conviction

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1. Posted by 1979gg (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

I am due to go on holiday to Las Vegas in a couple of months time and I am a bit worried about getting entry. A few years ago I got a conviction for Police assault which resulted in me getting a criminal record and a fine and now I am wondering about what to do about the Visa Waiver as I am from the UK.

I know that I am meant to apply to the USA Embassy for a Visa as I am not able to fly under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) but the downfall of this is that if they say no then i’ll have to cancel my trip and that will be me banned.

If I wasn’t to reveal my conviction when applying for the VWP and just chanced it what is the chance of me being allowed entry when I do get to the USA ?

2. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y

Quoting 1979gg

If I wasn’t to reveal my conviction when applying for the VWP and just chanced it what is the chance of me being allowed entry when I do get to the USA ?

If you do reveal that conviction you can cancel the plane ticket right now,if you dont reveal it you might have a great holiday.I'd not mention it and take the chance that its not on their files,whats the worst that can happen?you get back on the plane and fly home never to return to the USA..

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Jan-2010, at 07:33 by jambo101 ]

3. Posted by 1979gg (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hi Jambo,

Thanks for your post.

Do you know if the US have access to UK records ? If so, are the only aware of people with really serious convictions like murders etc ?

4. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y

I have no idea what their files contain,i'm just saying what i would do,might work and then again it might not,tell the burocracy about the conviction and you definitely arent going..You might want to do a Google search for US immigration forums where members may have a lot better info on the matter.

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