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When was this and how much was the amount? What was the charge?
I only payed the money back
Ok. You said you went to Court?
About two years ago
Yes what was the charge?
minor fraud I think
Can you check?
Was it failure to declare a change in circumstances?
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...
I need to know what the charge was you were convicted of
Ok. Then yes you need to declare this if you go to the USA
You have to get an ESTA
It will ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.
Fraud is such an offence
You will therefore need to apply visa to go to the USA.
This will involve an interview at the American Embassy
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
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
So do you think they would let me in with a minor fraud crime
I would hope so, but there is no guarantee either way of course
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.
I understand, so you should apply visa now to see
So I have to go to London visa and you said they still might not let me in or out is that so
Yes that is correct
Is this forever
But once you get a visa you will be ok to go back and back
Ok so if I get a visa here I would be able to go there holiday and come back
So if I get a visa I can go on holiday and come back with no problem
Yes that is right
Can I clarify anything else ?
Can you tell me our long does a visa take to get one
It can take a month or two
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
Indeed. I am sorry
Can I help with anything else?
Does a crime of drug smuggler or bank robber have a chance to get a visa.?
They can try, but very unlikely indeed
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