Travel to USA from Australia

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1. Posted by lorraine1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

We are travelling to USA at the end of the year, my husband 30 years ago was charged and convicted, but just received a fine for growing marijuana in the backyard..

Do Austrlia and USA share information with regard to criminal history..

I dont know whether to risk not saying anything as how trip is all booked and paid for, what should I do?

2. Posted by xxpacerxx (Full Member 76 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Lorraine,

north america is very strict when it comes to this subject. Especially in your husbands case, he was convicted for cultivating and possession. I would be very careful if you want to investigate this matter and be careful who u speak to. But seen as tho it was over 30 years this is probably a spent conviction, i dont know whether u will need a rehabilitation letter or not.

good luck

3. Posted by tadwablue (Budding Member 15 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

my understanding is that if you want to enter the usa you have to have no crimal record regardign fraud or drugs.
i have heard of people being put back on the plane when they arrive in the states because they declared that they got arrested when they were 17 for smoking a joint.
i would contact the US embassy..i just got my non immigration visa and the websight is pretty handy.

but if i was you i think i would see if you can change the destination of your trip