Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What do you need to know for, do you have to declare this anywhere?
i want to travel to USA
what is the conviction for and were you arrested at the time?
having had in my possesion a bottle of dexedrine tablets i was sentenced to 2 years probation and £100 surity
so were you arrested?
ben can you help me or not not
if you were arrested then you are automatically ineligible to travel under ESTA and enter the USA visa-free. You would need to declare this and you would have to apply for a visa. So regardless of when the offence occurred or whether it would be considered sent i the UK, the US system does not allow you to travel under ESTA if you have been arrested so you would be required to apply for a visa to travel
so the criminal conviction although spent never goes away ?
only for the purposes of travelling to the USA - they are not covered by the UK rules that make a conviction spent
is Scottish law different ?
even although it was 50 years ago ?
even if it was 50 years ago, does it never go away ? i thought scottish law was different
no it is the same - none of the local laws would matter in this case - the US has its own rules for declaring offences and what make you eligible for visa-free travel and in this case if you were ever arrested you would need to declare it and apply for a visa. If you did not declare i then the chances of them finding out are very low but you would be lying so best not to do it
even although it was 50 years ago and in Scotalnd
you are welcome