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Getting a visa and will my caution affect it?

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

When i was 14 years old i was cautioned by the police.

I am planning to go to America for a year with Au Pair in America.

Will the caution affect me getting into America? I'm 21 now.

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

What offense were you 'cautioned' for at the time? Different offenses bring different decisions by immigration. Plus, there is no definitive answer as it is at the whim of Immigration. (Sorry, but that's the truth.) If it was a minor thing, most will tell you to check 'no' to any arrests since it was only a caution.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 4y

In most countries, juvenile records are sealed. It should not appear. I am guessing Au Pair in America does a background check. If you pass their requirements, you should be OK. Good luck.