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Old Oct 3rd 2017, 5:29 pm   #1
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My G/C expired in 2007(living in UK)
G/C probably considered abandoned.
Interested in visiting Florida for vacation.
9 years ago convicted of harassment(community service)
Probably going to return G/C to U.S embassy in London.

Can I use ESTA after returning the G/C or should I apply for visa instead and whats my chances of getting visa for visit?
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Old Oct 3rd 2017, 5:45 pm   #2
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Apply for ESTA, answer all questions honestly, and see if it gets approved. If it does, then you can travel on the VWP.

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Old Oct 3rd 2017, 6:12 pm   #3
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Apply for ESTA, answer all questions honestly, and see if it gets approved. If it does, then you can travel on the VWP.

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Thank you Rene.....I havent looked at the ESTA form but I will have to disclose the harassment charge and should I return the G/C before I apply for ESTA ?

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If you have no intention of attempting to revive the green card then file an I-407 to formally relinquish it. If time permits file the I-407 before applying for an ESTA.
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If you have no intention of attempting to revive the green card then file an I-407 to formally relinquish it. If time permits file the I-407 before applying for an ESTA.

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If you have no intention of attempting to revive the green card then file an I-407 to formally relinquish it. If time permits file the I-407 before applying for an ESTA.
Mr Pulaski,what do you suggest if time doesnt permit ?
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Mr Pulaski,what do you suggest if time doesnt permit ?
Thank you in advance.
Do it now/ immediately anyway. I don't think there is any good reason to hold off, and even if you don't hear back for a week or two there is a good chance that the I-407 will be put into the system within a few days and potentially be visible to the CBP immigration officer when you arrive at the airport in the US.
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Do it now/ immediately anyway. I don't think there is any good reason to hold off, and even if you don't hear back for a week or two there is a good chance that the I-407 will be put into the system within a few days and potentially be visible to the CBP immigration officer when you arrive at the airport in the US.
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You're welcome, and enjoy your trip to Florida.
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