Tuesday 14 July, 2020

US Embassy: Expunged marijuana convictions must be disclosed

The US Embassy is advising that the adoption of the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019 into the Trinidad and Tobago law does not exempt persons with expunged convictions from disclosing such information on visa applications.

It says under US immigration law visa applicants who have ever been convicted or arrested for any offense, including drug related offenses, must disclose that information to US officials when they apply for a visa.

It adds that prior arrests and convictions, even if expunged, could still indicate visa ineligibilities.

The US Embassy notes that failure to do reveal arrests or convictions could lead to visa ineligibilities.

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