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Can I enter US border on a good behaviour bond

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1. Posted by annz.annie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi

I want to travel to US on tourist visa. I got a visa for 10 years multiple entry 3 years ago (granted in Australia) but have not yet travelled on it.
I wish to go now. but I am under a good behaviour bond (No conviction) in Australia.(for a shoplifting offence) but have a Chinese passport.

Will I be permitted into the US border during the period of the Bond.

has any one gone through the same case please advise what is the best way to go about it.

Please tell me any options...
- what sort of a criminal data do they have an access to ?
- will they check my records from China or Australia ?

Please help.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Annie,
There is a similar post below titled: " Can I travel with an arrest record?" Read that. The US relies on YOU to report arrests and convictions. The US does have access to all Canadian & Mexican criminal records, and they ours. This is not true for the rest of the world. If you are on a terrorist watch list, commit major felonies in western countries, then you may be on their radar. You are not in this category. When asked if you have any arrests or convictions, you answer NO.

You already have a visa for the US. Use it and enjoy your holiday.

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

The only way they will know about your minor violations in your own country is if you tell them about it,