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TranceMaster Aug 17th 2011 2:55 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 
Tourist.

i think the applications for waivers go through the same process though dont quote me on that.

From what I can work out the process is:-
  • Interview
  • Recommendation
  • Ignore all chaser emails or respond with standard crap and dont answer any of your questions
  • Sit on it for 12 weeks
  • Open file, click yes
  • Send email requesting passport
  • Sit on passport for 2 weeks
  • Send it out.

And they wonder why their economy is in collapse :) lol

Jonsie25 Aug 17th 2011 2:59 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Resonate (Post 9564804)
Tourist.

i think the applications for waivers go through the same process though dont quote me on that.

From what I can work out the process is:-
  • Interview
  • Recommendation
  • Ignore all chaser emails or respond with standard crap and dont answer any of your questions
  • Sit on it for 12 weeks
  • Open file, click yes
  • Send email requesting passport
  • Sit on passport for 2 weeks
  • Send it out.

And they wonder why their economy is in collapse :) lol

Well I really hope it doesnt take 16 weeksm fingers crossed and keep each other informed!

Jonsie25 Aug 17th 2011 3:01 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Jonsie25 (Post 9564812)
Well I really hope it doesnt take 16 weeksm fingers crossed and keep each other informed!

If it was 8 weeks you have 2 weeks left so let me know

materialcontroller Aug 17th 2011 3:04 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 
Guys, just relax and accept your fate. There is nothing you can do to speed up this process. Nothing at all. And if you'd read my earlier posts in this and other threads, you'd see that my own timeline last year was about 9 weeks between interview and email plus a further 2 weeks for the courier to handle my passport. Just throwing that in as a guide.

TranceMaster Aug 17th 2011 3:12 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Jonsie25 (Post 9564816)
If it was 8 weeks you have 2 weeks left so let me know

Well thats 1 day before my travel date, so to be fair ive realistically got like 3 more days to the "the email"

Im peeing in the wind and im getting wet!

crg Aug 17th 2011 4:49 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Resonate (Post 9564804)
Tourist.

i think the applications for waivers go through the same process though dont quote me on that.

From what I can work out the process is:-
  • Interview
  • Recommendation
  • Ignore all chaser emails or respond with standard crap and dont answer any of your questions
  • Sit on it for 12 weeks
  • Open file, click yes
  • Send email requesting passport
  • Sit on passport for 2 weeks
  • Send it out.

And they wonder why their economy is in collapse :) lol

Yeh... Why the heck should they bother with your questions? Your questions are distractions. You paid for a visa and waiver application, not for endless handholding, a shiatzu massage, or to rush through your late application ahead of everyone else's.

How many applications do you think they could have been approving when they were instead busy looking at your numerous emails? How many more could they have been approving if they actually looked into an issue they already told you could take 16 weeks to resolve?

Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on their part. They owe you nothing.

I bet the owner of the shop you stole from would be grinning from ear to ear if he knew how you're still paying for it. I suspect you didn't get caught the first or only time. Call it Karma.

materialcontroller Aug 17th 2011 4:52 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by crg (Post 9565051)
Yeh... Why the heck should they bother with your questions? Your questions are distractions. You paid for a visa and waiver application, not for endless handholding, a shiatzu massage, or to rush through your late application ahead of everyone else's.

How many applications do you think they could have been approving when they were instead busy looking at you numerous emails? How many more could they have been approving if they actually looked into an issue they already told you could take 16 weeks to resolve?

Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on their part. They owe you nothing.

+1 :thumbsup:

DavidLemon Aug 17th 2011 4:59 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by crg (Post 9565051)
Yeh... Why the heck should they bother with your questions? Your questions are distractions. You paid for a visa and waiver application, not for endless handholding, a shiatzu massage, or to rush through your late application ahead of everyone else's.

How many applications do you think they could have been approving when they were instead busy looking at you numerous emails? How many more could they have been approving if they actually looked into an issue they already told you could take 16 weeks to resolve?

Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on their part. They owe you nothing.

I bet the owner of the shop you stole from would be grinning from ear to ear if he knew how you're still paying for it. I suspect you didn't get caught the first or only time. Call it Karma.

I think resonate believes that their application is the only one in the system:rofl:

Feel bad for them losing so much money (if it happens that is) but to blame everyone else for their mistakes is a p*ss take.

tht Aug 17th 2011 11:18 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Resonate (Post 9564804)
Tourist.

i think the applications for waivers go through the same process though dont quote me on that.

From what I can work out the process is:-
  • Interview
  • Recommendation
  • Ignore all chaser emails or respond with standard crap and dont answer any of your questions
  • Sit on it for 12 weeks
  • Open file, click yes
  • Send email requesting passport
  • Sit on passport for 2 weeks
  • Send it out.

And they wonder why their economy is in collapse :) lol


Not sure what keeping convicted criminals out of a country has to do with the global issue of over leveraging... last time I checked continental Europe was having an issue or 2 as well....

tht Aug 17th 2011 11:24 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Jonsie25 (Post 9539118)
Thanks for the info and will keep you all informed.

Does anyone know how long the waiver would take if i was given a L visa (Internal transfer) is it the sametime as a normal one? Could affect the possibility of the company transfering me :(

I can't comment on the timing but from my recollection of the process if it had been required I assume it would have been seen by my employer / the lawyer my employer hired. So you may want to factor that in to your decision about moving forward with any transfer, no point in going for it it if it leads to you losing your job :-(

Slightly off topic and this may be more finance specific but we would carry out a background check on new hires in the UK, and I also specifically ask at interview if they are able to travel to the US for meetings as thats a requirements of most of the roles, although given your example I could still have people who believe they are because they have mis understood the form...

TranceMaster Aug 18th 2011 8:36 am

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by crg (Post 9565051)
I bet the owner of the shop you stole from would be grinning from ear to ear if he knew how you're still paying for it. I suspect you didn't get caught the first or only time. Call it Karma.

Shop I stole from? Lol bit presumptuous ain't ya? I robbed a bank, and not with a gun, it was a victimless crime. Now they call it morally wrong!

Lol

materialcontroller Aug 18th 2011 10:12 am

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Resonate (Post 9566419)
Shop I stole from? Lol bit presumptuous ain't ya? I robbed a bank, and not with a gun, it was a victimless crime. Now they call it morally wrong!

Lol

I believe crg has you confused with the OP of this thread:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=713051

ian-mstm Aug 18th 2011 12:45 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Resonate (Post 9566419)
I robbed a bank, and not with a gun, it was a victimless crime. Now they call it morally wrong!

Are you aware that the Dark Forces also read this forum? You might think your past was a huge joke... but I'll warrant they don't.

Ian

TranceMaster Aug 18th 2011 12:46 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 
They are fully aware of my past, ive nothing to hide :)

tht Aug 18th 2011 12:47 pm

Re: HELP! Travelling on an ESTA with a criminal record
 

Originally Posted by Resonate (Post 9566419)
Shop I stole from? Lol bit presumptuous ain't ya? I robbed a bank, and not with a gun, it was a victimless crime. Now they call it morally wrong!

Lol

Wow a bank with no employees or shareholders...


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