I just got approved for my renewal of O1 visa .
I was arrested last October in Las vegas for a warrant I got 4 years for "txt and driving" (i was using my gps) who was reduced as parking violation. And they specifically told it would not show on my record
Im back in my country (paris) I m about to get my visa stamped (my lawyer told me I need the certified documents.
Do you think I'll get in troubles stamping my visa. I will of course say yes to the question "have you been arrested....)
Non, n'ayez crainte, all other things being equal you shouldn't have any problems renewing/extending your
O-1 visa stamp.
If and when asked during the course of the interview something like "what happened" or "tell me everything" (which they do sometimes during an interview at Rue Gabriel), try not to "talk" too much and volunteer too many details. Simply go straight to the point like your lawyer must have taught you and show the court's final case disposition document.
Allez, bonne chance and bon retour!
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I would hire a lawyer or pay the ticket at least before the visa interview. A warrant may show up in the consulate/Department of State database.
you should not have any issues at the consulate because of this parking violation fine payment. Your lawyer correctly advised to take certified copy of the court order.
My answers are for general information only, NOT A legal advice because these are not tailored to your specific situation. Contact an Immigration Attorney if you need legal advice.
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