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pmdw
Ok, I'll try and explain this briefly.



I was caught with cannabis in 2002 and received a 300 fine (including conviction on my record).



In 2004, I was planning to go to america on holiday. I did a bit of research & decided not to take the risk of "ticking no" on the Visa Waiver form.

I didnt want to take the risk of arriving in the states & being shipped back home. I thought I would be honest.



I applied for a non-immigrant visa in the embassey in Dublin. This was about 3 weeks before I was due to fly out. At that the time the embassey was only having interviews on Wednesdays. My first interview I was told that I needed the ruling from the Court & they told me to come back the following week. They also took my thumb print. When I went back I realised that the judge had written cocaine instead of cannabis on the letter. The embassey were not impressed and said I had to get it changed.



Since I had only one more week to sort out the visa & book the flights/ hotel, I decided to not to travel.



Looking back now I know it would of been safe to travel & tick no on the Visa wavier form. But now they have my thumb print, so this is not an option..



I am planning to travel to america next summer for a week. I want to find out what my chances are. I've searched for this on the internet & fine a lot of people in the same situation. But I never seen a reply on if they were approved a visa. I would like to know if anyone out there has got a visa with drug convictions.





Many thanks
starlagurl
My friend was convicted for dealing drugs in Canada. He says he will never travel in the US because you have to write them a letter about "why you have improved your life" since the conviction... I don't know how true this is, but it seems that if you show enough remorse you will get approved.
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