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Topic: Numerous old convictions - US visa

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    Default Numerous old convictions - US visa

    Hi I hope someone can help me.

    From the age of 15 until I was 26 I was a heroin addict and therefore have numerous convictions for theft and 2 possession of drug charges, none of which I served time in prison for. My last offence was over 5 years ago and I now work for the local council in a management role and have completely turned my life around.

    My Dad lives in USA (he is married to an American woman) and I want to visit him desperately. I have visited previously using the Visa waiver route, but my husband and 3 young children will be with me this time and so I really can't risk being turned away at immigration. Does anyone know what my chances are off obtaining a visa with previous drug convictions? I'm petrified that if I apply and then get declined a visa then if, god forbid, anything happens in the future to my Dad that I will be bannned from USA for 10 years. Plus as I used the visa waiver scheme before it will count against me. Please can others let me know of their experiences.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
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    Hi Mistrey, welcome to the forum.
    I'm afraid I have no experience of applying for Visas so can't help you but just wanted to say well done to you for turning your life around, it can't have been easy.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Northern England
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    Hi mistrey and welcome to the forum.

    I'm afraid that the forum rules now don't allow members to provide advice on visas, they can advise on the process etc, but not on what to do or the chances of success.

    Whatever you do I wish you the best.
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    Thanks for your replies, I suppose I'm just asking if others have managged to obtain visa's after drug convictions?

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    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Orlando, FL
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    Hi mistrey, and Welcome to the ATD forums.

    I'm afraid we can't comment on what the chances are of any particular outcome as regards visas. My apologies, but I will have to close the thread, according to ATD forum rules.

    Is there anything other than the visa that we can help with?

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