If you answer question B in the Visa Wavier form as YES then you need a Visa if no then you don't and can enter under the wavier program. If they find you lied on the visa wavier form then can put you in jail, then deport you, refusing any further entry to the USA. If you do apply for a Tourist Visa (B-2) then you MUST inform then of any offence where you were arrested.
If the crime involves moral turpitude or 2 or more offences involving a 5 year sentence then yes you need a Visa
Moral turpitude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited by somabc; 14th August 2008 at 05:07 PM.
Embassy of the U.S. London: Visa Wizard
This link refers to 'minor' motoring offences for which there was no conviction, to me this suggests parking fines and such like. But an unspecified speeding fine i think is treated differently....it's not clear, defintely a grey area.
speeding offences in the UK are usually become spent after 5 years - so presumably if the speeding offence period has been 'spent' you don't need to apple for a vista, but it does suggest if in doubt apply for a visa.
To cut a long story short - my son was convicted in court of failing to stop at an accident - 5 points, he was threatened by a another driver who objected to him parking in his road and whilst 'escaping' he bumped another car, reported it straight away in person at police station but still convicted - the great british justiceWhat type of motoring offence was it?
We were told by the usa embassy he would need a visa as in their eyes he's a criminal. If you have speeding points or other fixed penalty points you should be OK.
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