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Obtaining a CD1 Visa with a criminal record?

Asked by Crumpet (1785points) February 1st, 2013


I have been offered an interview to work on a cruise ship and I will require a CD1 Visa.

However in March 2009 when I was 19 years old, I was arrested and charged for criminal damage because I jumped on a parked car whilst drunk.

I was given 200 hours of community service, a 3 month curfew and ordered to pay a fine for excess insurance costs.

I was just wondering if this will affect my ability to get a CD1 Visa?

Thank you.

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njnyjobs's avatar

Here’s online guidelines from the U.S. Department of State. Make no mistake about omitting or misrepresenting material facts. Certain ineligibilities may be afforded waivers. If your conviction is one of those things that make you ineligble, ask the consular officer if you can apply for a waiver.

**I am not a lawyer and this is by no means a legal advice.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Also not a lawyer, quick check on my part.

The Visa process is controlled by the consulate, the infraction maybe be okay because you were not incarcerated. Don’t lie or omit any points of of the incident.

flutherother's avatar

You have to be completely open and honest about it and then keep your fingers crossed.

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