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1. Posted by Johnbishop2010 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

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Hi I am travelling to the USA on holiday!

I have a caution for obtaining goods by faulse representaion! Like I said I never got convicted, the case got dropped and I recieved a caution!

I am wanting to travel to Florida in the summer. I have been to the states about 4 times now. However is this going to stop me from entering? I have read posts saying you should obtain visa ect but I'm not going to do that! I am wondering do the USA border force have access to my history?

If I was to just tell a White lie on the form on tHe plane will I get found out? Or will I get through!

Kindest regards


2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 5y

Read the post below yours: 'Travelling to the US with a Criminal Record'. Several members have posted that the US does not have all UK arrest records. Only major crimes, terrorist list. Your caution is not on their computer. Canada and the US have shared databases so all criminal records are available to both countries. Good luck.

3. Posted by Johnbishop2010 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

So what you are saying is USA and Canada DO have access to all uk arrests,?


4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

What Mike is saying - there is the possibility that the US and Canada may have access to your records because both countries do share information with the UK. Your best route is speaking with someone in the US Consulate in the UK. You can take your chances and hope for the best, or your can follow up on this situation in advance. Caution and conviction are two different 'animals' but taking responsibility by contacting the Consulate is a good idea.

I know others will disagree with me and say play the 'don't say anything' card. It may work. But, if not, being sent back home on your own dime before ever leaving the airport will also not be a pleasant experience.

Travellerspoint is a travel-related website and our members are not lawyers. The advise you will receive will not be that of a legal representative, but that of a traveler who has or has not run into complications. Some get lucky but some have not been so fortunate.

5. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 5y