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Will I still be able to work for bunac/camp america with a conviction? watch

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    I was wondering whether someone could help me....?

    I'm slightly embarassed about this but when I was 16, I got arrested for drink driving, taking without consent, and driving without a license or insurance in one crazy night. As this was my first offence and had no previous cautions, I was given a 9 month referral order, and told if I completed this, then my record would be cleaned. Also, in september 2008, I had an altercation with a man on a night out as a result of him attacking my friend and got charged with threatening behaviour. As you can imagine, I was pretty gutted.

    I've had a CRB check done in July last year which only showed up my earlier charges in youth court. Any idea why?

    I have worked as a beach lifeguard and pool lifeguard for five years in total now, and became a senior RNLI beach lifeguard in my area this year. It's always been a dream of mine to work in the USA, and to be able to be doing the job I love doing there would be fantastic. I would love to apply for these jobs within bunac and camp america, beach or lake lifeguarding but I am worried that when it comes to the Visa application, the US Embassy will say no. If they say no, would they ever let me in the US again?

    I'm pretty worried about this at the moment and would love some insight and advice.

    Thanks :yes:
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    PS Reviewer
    If you post on the Camp America thread in the Gap Years subforum someone there will probably be able to help you

    well basically sorry to disappoint but the US are notoriously strict as when it comes to visa requirements. I knew someone whose was rejected because they stole like 20 pounds or something at work one time, so it may be hard to get a visa. Probably not impossible but very hard.

    Yep your main problem will be getting into the country!! Best to find out if this offence is on any official record and then check with the us umbassy in the uk or go see a solicitor?
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