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    • So there's no tax payable anyway.... nothing to see here!  
    • are you actually going to benefit out of this at all?   I was slightly getting confused here earlier, and forgot you said you are the claimant because you are suing the defendant for the cost of a hire car that you personally haven't had to pay for ?    
    • I received PCN's from TFL and Southwark. 08/06/19 I spoke with Southwark regarding PCN's and thought it was sorted.   Didn't hear anything back until 17/01/20 when my car was taken by Marston EA. TFL & Marston say they sent letters but have no proof.   I emailed TFL (19th June) through their online portal and again, via email on (14th Nov 2019) < the email on 14th has been viewed 17 times but no reply. (so I have proof of contact, they don't) I asked them if they send via recoded delivery/signed for but they do not.   When my car was taken, I received a call from a friend saying it's on the back of a truck, outside his house (which is round the block from mine). I ran round there and the EA was aggressive, shouted at me and refused to show ID/why he had taken my car.   I complained to Marston who denied it but sent me some of the footage. I complained again through resolver.co.uk and Marston lied again. Then I sent ALL my info and evidence etc.   took a few weeks and called me saying sorry and taking full responsibly for their EA's aggressive behaviour etc. TFL are still refusing to comment.   Marston offered me £250 as a goodwill payment but obviously the pain and trauma causes - that doesn't cover it. The police were called when they took my car cause I was so distressed and having a panic attack etc.   I've requested the phone call recording where they accepted guilt and that they had handled everything badly, including lying about the video on Resovler. I feel like Marston know they've done wrong, but TFL still aren't in the know. (to my knowledge)   Also, I requested info from TFL via whatdotheyknow.com and TFL did a data protection breach by uploading my full details including address etc. to a public forum (and I didn't even ask anything specific about my case) so I feel like they did this out of spite/anger.   the www.whatdotheyknow.com team reprimanded them for this and advised me to complain. I also paid £800+ to retrieve my vehicle and I have completed the OOT which was denied. I tried to take it to court but when I tried to do the 'low income' thing but they wanted bank statements which I couldn't get... then corona happened.   I've downloaded/uploaded the ZIP file from Resolver convos.   Regarding the footage: my initial message to them, I made myself seem unaware and 'stupid'   they wrote a generic reply telling me that 'the footage is fine and the EA did nothing wrong' they can't uphold my complaint,   then once they sent that; I sent them the CIVEA rulebook and timestamps in the video to show that they were in the wrong and had further lied in their official response (which must be illegal)   when they received the in-depth response, I think they got scared, went away for a couple weeks   tried to get the nice sounding woman to call me up, say sorry and be really nice then offer me a measly £250.   She also tried to rush me into agreeing.   
    • No it was about under by a couple grand.    Cheers
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We are intending to visit New york next year for a wedding (4 days) and then on to Mexico for a holiday but my husband has a small conviction from 20yrs ago and I have a couple of speeding tickets and I have been arrested (but not charged) about 30yrs ago. Has anyone not declared minor convictions and been stopped from entering the USA?

Havent got a problem paying for a visa etc just the thought of having to go all the way down to the Embassy in London thats putting us off, any suggestions

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dont need to go to embassy, you do it on line now for USA. I think minor convictions drop off in 11 years, but all offences are kept on PNC for ever.

speeding tickets dont count, nor cautions.

You may need something for Mexico as well? not sure about that.

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You will need to check with the Embassy on the conviction,

but I caanot see that a 20 year old minor offence will cause

any problems.

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Everybody from countries that are part of the 'Visa Waiver Program' still has to complete an application on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, up to 2 years ahead of travel (it can be updated but only on the same passport number), at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ and pay a processing fee ($14 I think). If you cannot truthfully answer 'no' to the following question (as well as the others), you probably need to apply for a visa:


"Have you ever been arrested or convicted for an offense or crime involving moral turpitude or a violation related to a controlled substance; or been arrested or convicted for two or more offenses for which the aggregate sentence to confinement was five years or more; or been a controlled substance trafficker; or are you seeking entry to engage in criminal or immoral activities?"


This definitely doesn't include speeding tickets so you're fine there. As for the arrest and the conviction, they were a long time ago but it depends whether the (alleged) offence involved 'conduct which is inherently base, vile, or depraved and contrary to the accepted rules of morality and the duties owed to persons or society in general.' So if the arrest or conviction were for something outrageous (hopefully not! - Google 'moral turpitude' but it includes fraud, deliberate theft, forgery, burglary, malicious damage etc) then you might have a problem, but if something minor like drunk & disorderly, breach of the peace, dog fouling etc then probably not.


In any case, unless you need to renew your passports first, the way to find out is to apply for your ESTA well in advance, answering the questions truthfully, and if you do find you need a visa then there is plenty of time. Frankly unless your OH went away for something serious, and similarly regarding your arrest, it's so long ago that it seems unlikely they'd say no.

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i went on holiday six months ago to las vegas


i will say that i have a few minor convictions when i came out of the army (adjusment problem)

nothing for violence or drugs (conditional discharge)


i was told that i did not have to put this on the visa waiver or ESTA form due to the rehabilitation of offenders act. and that there were no further scrapes with the law for a period of 10 years


when i arrived at immigration, i had my photo and fingerprints taken which is routine now for anyone entering the USA, asked why i was comming to the states and how much funds i had, then i was waived through with the comment "enjoy your vacation"


might be only custodial sentances that cause a problem, i certainly had no problems entering the USA

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