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1. Posted by SMILEY1 (, 0 posts) 26 Jul '13 09:20

Helllo,

I am really looking for some advise here, please don't judge me on what I say :/

I am wanting to go to Pennsylvania in a few months with my partner, he is going over there on business to collect some stock and combining it with a holiday

The problem I have is I have a criminal record. I was convicted of 5 counts of fraud in Februsary this year, all though this happened in my younger years 5 years ago, it only went to court this year. I received 200 hours community service which I am in the process of doing now, I would imagine it will be completed by the time I go. I also have benefit fraud on my file from 2007 (thanks to my ex partner, but regardless of the ins and outs it is still a conviction)
I am very worried that I will not be able to go under the US laws, is it even worth me applying for a Visa or will I be declined outright?
I don't want to lie and say I don't have any convictions, I want to be honest about it.

It was a horrible time in my life and obviously I have not committed any offenses since!

If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks

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