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I am planning to visit the US and Canada later this year. In

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I am planning to visit the US and Canada later this year. In 1970 I received a conditional discharge from a UK court - my only conviction ever. Is this likely to cause me a problem entering the US or Canada or will this still be recorded as a criminal record.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this
Alex Watts : For now plwase
Alex Watts : for now please let me know what it was for?
JACUSTOMER-unyknomr- : It was for indecent assault
Alex Watts : Ok in that case in theory you should declare it on an ESTA
Alex Watts : that is because you are asked if you have ever been arrested on convicted of an offence
Alex Watts : But there is no information sharing between the UK and Usa
Alex Watts : therefore in reality they won't know about it
Alex Watts : but there is always a very small risk they are alerted to it
Alex Watts : clearly you should not volunteer it if asked
Alex Watts : Thousands of people with cautions and minor convictions go to the Usa every year without declaring it
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
JACUSTOMER-unyknomr- :

We will be applying for an ESTA, so do you think it would be reasonably safe to ignore it, and if I did and they do find out about it would I be refused entry?

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

We will be applying for an ESTA, so do you think it would be reasonably safe to ignore it, and if I did and they do find out about it would I be refused entry?

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Yes I think you would be fairly safe. No guarantee of course.
Alex