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Can i travel to america if i have a suspended sentence i received

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Can i travel to america if i have a suspended sentence i received this in spain re to my ex wife accusing me of something i didnt do as she lives there. i wish to take my children next year to florida and need to know.

Adam
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 4 years ago.

Hi

 

I presume you were arrested at the time?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no in spain you have whats called a denouncia then it just goes to court we were in court the other day but they dont sentence you for up to 4 months but the lawyer said if i lose i will get a suspended sentence lasting 3-5years but need to take the children to visit relatives to florida next year
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 4 years ago.
So is this technically a criminal record?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 4 years ago.

In that case you will need a visa as you are not eligible for the Visa Waiver Programme if you have been arrested or have a criminal record. You would need to make an application to the US Embassy for a visitor's visa and would need to attend an interview, but it would not necessarily stop you travelling to the US.

 

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