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Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean URGENT HELP NEEDED US VISA APPLICATION

1. Posted by Shaun1234 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hello to all,

I have never used anything like this before but need urgent help with a problem that has come about. Me and my friend have booked a holiday to New York in October after being told by the holiday agent the visa application was quick and straight forward.

However, as usual we have a problem my friend was arrested for rape when he was younger (20) and granted bail and then had all charges dropped. It never went to court and was almost dismissed as soon as it was started due to this being the fourth or fifth guy she'd accused falsely. He had a real tough time for ages with this hanging over his head and was left almost broken afterwards despite no further action being taken.

After he failed the ESTA due to saying he did have an arrest for this I'm wondering where do we go now? Is there any point in applying for a visa?

He's dreamed of seeing USA for years and now it seems it may be all taken away from him forever because of this false accusation that led to an arrest.

Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

2. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

What has he got to lose by applying for the visa. Apply for the visa - be honest & tell the truth. He will never know unless he applies.