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21. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2421 posts) 5y

"... What, including the bit where you say I said things in my post - that I clearly didn't?..."

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Sorry if I misunderstood but all I did was directly quote you. I can't help it if your grammar and syntax is so poor. English is not my first language so it's easy for me to misunderstand. I apologize.

The point still stands that everything I've posted throughout the thread concerning the subject at hand is completely accurate.

Cheers,
Terry

22. Posted by Shem (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Quoting CheersT

"... What, including the bit where you say I said things in my post - that I clearly didn't?..."

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Sorry if I misunderstood but all I did was directly quote you. I can't help it if your grammar and syntax is so poor. English is not my first language so it's easy for me to misunderstand. I apologize.

The point still stands that everything I've posted throughout the thread concerning the subject at hand is completely accurate.

Cheers,
Terry

Terry, I wouldn't worry about it mate. Everything you have said, the relevant authorities confirmed anyway and your command of English seems fine to me.

23. Posted by DeLillo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

I'm travelling to New York from Finland in April, and I did the ESTA application in December and got accepted. I do have a DUI conviction from about four and a half years ago, but I answered "no" to the question about crimes involving moral turpitude. I think I'm just going to try my luck and answer "no" to this question in the form they hand out in the plane as well.

Does anyone know how the passport of the person applying for ESTA approval is checked before the ESTA application gets approved? Or is the information on the passport checked at all?

24. Posted by JamesMaynard (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

so just to recap, when my passport is scanned at the UK airport, none of my travel history shows up, will it? I've heared stories where the IO knows how long you were away from the UK. Is this possible? Also, I wondered if the travel history (which countries you have been to and when) is stored in the new biometric chip passport? I've always wondered why they ask you "how long have you been away?" at immigration. Please help. Thanks

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Aug-2011, at 14:11 by JamesMaynard ]

25. Posted by Lsb05 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Latest figures for a typical day in US immigration 2011 - 470 refused entry out of 932,456 passengers and that might be due to the seizures of drugs, etc rather than criminal records?

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/about/accomplish/typical_day_fy11.ctt/typical_day_fy11.pdf

26. Posted by welldone (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

There is an information-sharing agreement called the US-VISIT Five Country Joint Enrollment and Information-Sharing Project that covers Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States. This allows for the easy sharing of basically any and all immigration information between the countries.

27. Posted by jonnypistachio (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y

Have a look at the five country sharing project - https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/privacy/privacy_pia_usvisit_fcc.pdf and see for yourself, skip down to 2.1 and see what it is really for....

28. Posted by Eyespy (Budding Member 10 posts) 3y

Thank you for pointing me to this document.
We should have got our MP's to vote against this bill or dis-allow access to these general records.

This extract is from the Overview:

Under the auspices of the FCC,US-VISIT is developing a new capability that supports immigration
processes, including asylum and refugee determinations among the governments of the United States,
Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand (hereafter called FCC partners). This capability
allows FCC partners, including the United States, to exchange biometric information in specific immigration
cases where:

the identity of the individual is unknown or uncertain;

the individual’s whereabouts are unknown; or

there is reason to suspect that the person has been
encountered by one of the countries participating
in the Protocol.

The biometrics are exchanged to search against the existing biometric holdings of each FCC partner for
determining the existence of information that may be pertinent to immigration and border management decision makers
.

Where can I find out what the 'existing biometric holdings' are in the UK and if these have been exchanged. For me this is the primary issue. Blagging NO and taking your chances on the ESTA is one thing but if the US immigration Border Control have Biometrics from 1998, in my case, for Controlled substance convictions, then I'm f##ked!

How can we examine or get specific detail on what the US have from historical records from the UK.
My wife renewed her Dutch passport last week and had her fingerprints taken routinely by the consulate in the UK. So the collating of data is happening all over.

I'm happy to give my biometrics now at the US border control if they haven't had them passed to their system from a scan or photo previously and not self report to them.

From this US - Visit Document, am I to believe that the US have my data from the UK, or, if they randomly requested my data, for whatever reason, they can do so within 72 hours?

My second night in a row stressing over this!

Cheers.

29. Posted by Shnell (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Hello everyone, please I need ur help. I was convicted of shoplifting while in the uk.was heavily pregnant and somehow forgot to pay for the items it's happened twice. Was really depressed during my preganancy because It's so not me.am back to my home country which is Kenya for about a year now. My husband just got his student visa to Canada so I and our baby are to go join him. Do I tell the canadaian embassy I have been convicted while in the uk?please am having restless night I need your help.thanks

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