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ENTERING AMERICA WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD

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1. Posted by scottish girl (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

scottish girl has indicated that this thread is about North America

I AM WRITING THIS TO HOPEFULLY HELP TRAVELLERS WANTING TO GO TO AMERICA,,,,, THE US EMBASSY CHARGE £1.23 PER MINUTE FOR ANY INFORMATION AND DRAG OUT THE CALL NOT GIVING THE FULL INFORMATION!!! AS FAR AS I KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN ARRESTED WETHER CHARGED OR NOT, ANYONE WITH ANY CONVICTION OR CRIMINAL RECORD NEED A VISA

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FILL IN FORMS AND RETURN A POLICE REPORT WHICH WILL COST £40.
YOU WILL THEN BE ASKED TO PHONE THE £1.23 PHONE LINE TO ARRANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE TIME AND DATE YOU WANT TO GO WITH A SECOND OR THIRD OPTION IF THAT'S NOT AVAILABLE, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO PHONE AGAIN!
THEY WILL THEN ASK FOR ANOTHER FORM TO BE FILLED IN D-160..IT IS HELPFUL TO KNOW WHEN YOU WANT TO GO OTHERWISE, WRITE DOES NOT APPLY,(this advice is not esy to find).

IF YOUR CRIMINAL OFFENCE IS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ALCOHOL, AND IS WITHIN 5 YEARS OF THE OFFENCE YOU WILL ASK TO COME BACK TO LONDON TO SEE THE US EMBASSY APPOINTED DOCTOR. YOU WILL HAVE TO APPLY TO THE PANEL FOR A MEDICAL TO SHOW YOU HAVE NO DRINK OR DRUGS DEPENDENCY AT A FURTHER COST OF £235!!!! THEY DON'T VOLUNTEER THIS INFORMATION UNTIL YOU ATTEND THE INTERVIEW AT THE EMBASSY, WHICH ALSO COSTS £91... yOU ARE ONLY GIVEN 3 MONTHS TO ATTEND THE MEDICAL!

ALSO BE PREPARED FOR A VERY UNDIGNIFIED, RUDE AND HARRASSING INTERVIEW!!! iF YOU ARE NERVOUS, BE PREPARED!!!!!!

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

It does appear you, or someone you know, has been through the process. I do have to ask how old this information is - especially with the number of recent threads about convictions/criminal records.

ps: Please don't 'yell' at us by using all caps. I know it's important information but... Thank you in advance.

3. Posted by scottish girl (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hi, Isadora, this information is from an interview yesterday 2nd April. I made a mistake about the price of the medical it is actually £263. I found it very difficult to find accurate information on this subject which is why I thought my 'post' might help others. Living in the North of Scotland would have helped me to know that i would have to go back to London within 3 months, which with work commitments and costs impossible. An extremely expensive wasted trip!