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Postby karu4link » Wed 9 Mar 2011 23:23 GMT

My British fiance just got his police records back, and we were both under the impression that it would say "Trace" "No Trace" or "No Live Trace". However, his says "Drunk in a public place- Caution" and "Possession of Controlled Substances-- Class Not Specified-- caution". Both are dated roughly 10 years ago
Now here's the story, he got drunk in a public place, and was escorted back to the police station for his own safety (no official arrest was made as far as I know, he was just too drunk to move so they took him to the station.) When they searched him they found 1gram of cannabis on him. They cautioned him for both, and told him basically to just not do it again. He hasn't smoked weed since then. My question is whether or not he will be denied a visa for this one thing? Obviously he's going to be honest about it, but I was just curious as to what his chances of denial would be. Has anyone had any prior experience with an old (8-10 years) weed related offense, who was either approved or denied? Trying not to freak out lol, but any input would be appreciated. :)
I know that drug related offenses are SERIOUS business, but I'm wondering if this one caution will be cause for instant denial? I would like to hear from someone who has had a caution on their record for something similar, and got approved, if there is anyone. Thanks so much!
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Postby Dave » Thu 10 Mar 2011 02:37 GMT

Hi, and welcome.

I think the answer to this is likely to vary from country to country - some countries are far less tolerant of drugs/alcohol-related offences than others - so you really need to be asking this on the appropriate country board (your posting doesn't mention which country he's seeking a visa for).
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Postby karu4link » Thu 10 Mar 2011 02:49 GMT

Sorry, I'm not really very good at navigating the forums yet. :oops: He is a British citizen applying for a K-1 visa to the United States
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Postby Dave » Thu 10 Mar 2011 06:22 GMT

In that case, it's the US General board you need. Have a look first to see if any earlier posts answer your question, and if not, then go ahead and start a new topic there. :-)

I'll close this topic now.
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