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I went for my interview to the US Embassy for my J1 visa but

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I went for my interview to the US Embassy for my J1 visa but they requested I had a medical including a drugs test as I have a caution on my APCO for possession of class B drug from July last year. I went to their appointed doctor and paid the £250 for the medical - I know the drugs test will come back negative. In your expert opinion what are my chances of being approved for the visa. I have paid a lot of money so far and my sponsor (american business owner) is expecting me to arrive on the 25th April? I am 20 years old and apart from this stupid mistake I have never been in trouble with the police.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 6 years ago.
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You need to make sure any concerns the immigration officer has are put to rest.

If the only reason you had to have a medical was because of the drug caution and you have nothing else on your record then a negative result will be very good for you.

I am sure that at interview you explained you were stupid and this was simply a mistake.

If the result came back negative then I am sure that the immigration people will grant your visa.

You just need to make sure any fears they have about you are put to rest - but from what you have said you have done exactly the right thing and should have nothing to worry about.