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Travel Forums North America visa with thef or shoplifting

1. Posted by shine eye (Budding Member, 2 posts) 30 Aug '10 21:31

could somebody please help, I am planning on go to the US, and a relative has convictions once for theft and twice shoplifting 22 ago.
And I would like to know if any one else has had similar situation, and has been accepted for visa from he US Embassy.
Because we are now worried about the chances of a visa.

My relative has never been to prison, only received fines. Plus now studying for degree and is a model citizen.

Thank you, help and advice will be much appreciated.

2. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member, 560 posts) 31 Aug '10 03:29

Sounds like the convictions would be 'spent' by now - I think around 10 years. Easiest way is to contact a court, police, or a solicitor and just ask.

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru, 2398 posts) 31 Aug '10 03:34

you are the one who's going to the US, and your relative is the one with the conviction? In that case, you don't run any risk of being denied; it would be different if you had relatives convicted of terrorism, smuggling, counterfeiting...

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Aug-2010, at 03:35 by bentivogli ]

4. Posted by shine eye (Budding Member, 2 posts) 31 Aug '10 07:29

Thank you so much for your replies, I will let you know how I get on in DEC 2010. As I have been told because we don't want to go till march, should not apply till Dec . Just in case any paper work out of date.

But I will definitely let every one know asap.

Thanks so much again.