Can I be admitted into the U.S. if I have either a misdemeanor or criminal record (for example a DUI)?Posted: April 19th, 2012 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: National News | Tags: Conviction, Crime of Moral Terpitude, Driving under the influence, Drug possession, DUI, Florida, Legal Information, Misdemeanor | No Comments »
The U.S. does not deny entry to persons with a “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) conviction, although if there are multiple convictions for this and or other misdemeanors, you could be denied entry.
Generally, any convictions for drug possession can result in denial of entry. If the conviction was long ago, you might contact the U.S. Embassy, Office of Consular Affairs in your country to obtain a waiver. Other misdemeanors may result in denial if they were recent.
A crime of moral turpide (CIMT) may be grounds to deny entry to the U.S. For a list of crimes; please click here.