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I have .polar and. Was in the middle of a breakdown and

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I have bi.polar and. Was in the middle of a breakdown and someone signed me on benefits which I was not meant to be on did not not no why I was cautioned and sent to court I was told by the judge i had a 6 month conditional discharge and that's all would I need to tell anybody about this or if I went to america many thanks
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

When was this and how much was the amount? What was the charge?

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

I only payed the money back

Alex Watts :

Ok. You said you went to Court?

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

About two years ago

Alex Watts :

Yes what was the charge?

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

minor fraud I think

Alex Watts :

Can you check?

Alex Watts :

Was it failure to declare a change in circumstances?

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

No I was on sick leave and a care worker sighed me on benefits which I should not have been on yet I signed the paper work by mistake...

Alex Watts :

I need to know what the charge was you were convicted of

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

Benefit fraud

Alex Watts :

Ok. Then yes you need to declare this if you go to the USA

Alex Watts :

You have to get an ESTA

Alex Watts :

It will ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.

Alex Watts :

Fraud is such an offence

Alex Watts :

You will therefore need to apply visa to go to the USA.

Alex Watts :

This will involve an interview at the American Embassy

Alex Watts :

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything about this today please?

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

So do you think they would let me in with a minor fraud crime

Alex Watts :

I would hope so, but there is no guarantee either way of course

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

I don't really ever go there but my daughter goes there a lot so if she gets married and injured I would have to hope and pray they would let me in if I had a visa.

Alex Watts :

I understand, so you should apply visa now to see

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

So I have to go to London visa and you said they still might not let me in or out is that so

Alex Watts :

Yes that is correct

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

Is this forever

Alex Watts :

Yes sadly

Alex Watts :

But once you get a visa you will be ok to go back and back

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

Ok so if I get a visa here I would be able to go there holiday and come back

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

So if I get a visa I can go on holiday and come back with no problem

Alex Watts :

Yes that is right

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else ?

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

Can you tell me our long does a visa take to get one

Alex Watts :

It can take a month or two

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

Ok thankyou i should have appealed to the benefit office but I was to ill then none of this would have happened you have been so kind

Alex Watts :

Indeed. I am sorry

Alex Watts :

Can I help with anything else?

JACUSTOMER-nuhhcxv4- :

Does a crime of drug smuggler or bank robber have a chance to get a visa.?

Alex Watts :

Unlikely

Alex Watts :

They can try, but very unlikely indeed

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Alex Watts :

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