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1. Posted by goatman150 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey i would appreciate any information with this just to ease my mind ont he topic.

I may have the opportunity to go to American at the end of 2010 and trial for some ice hockey teams, my worry is that i have two charges against my name. Burglery and theft, i could go into the charges themselves and explain how pathetic they we're but i wouldn't think that is important because at the end of the day, there still on my record....From what i hear i would ahve 2 apply for a visa but what are the chances of me getting delined either for the visa itself of even turned around at customs when i got there?

Any information wuld help......


2. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

You're out of luck I'm afraid. See Inadmissible Aliens to the United States

3. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

There are people with criminal records travelling round the world every day - as we all know You need to contact the Consulate and ask for an interview. That way you will get a direct answer. Don't think that just because you have a record, it rules you out. They always make exceptions - and after seeing you and assessing your offences, they will make a decision. It will be final, pending an appeal. Also, different states have different regulations for past offenders.
Good luck.

4. Posted by Christina0 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I am looking to travel to Hawaii in July 2010, and maybe apply for a work visa while im over there,
I have Driving convictions in New Zealand that were 2 years ago and am woundering if this will interfare in my travel plans....

5. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

You could conveniently forget to mention those convictions on the visa application and move from not getting in to might get in.. When i cross the border from Canada to USA they always ask me if i've ever been arrested,if i say yes the trip ends right there,if i say no then its up to them to prove me wrong. I dont think speeding or parking violations are inadmissible offenses. but you would need to check..

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Mar-2010, at 05:03 by jambo101 ]