2 years ago in college, I got very drunk at a uni party and was taken to the hospital by ambulance to sleep it off. This happened again last year at a New Years party. I am not aware of any police involvement in either case as none were brought to my notice. Just the emergency number 122 was dialed. The hospital did not even tell me what diagnosis they put in their records whether it was abuse/intoxication/addiction. However are emergency calls public data in Europe?? My fiancee lives in the US and we are getting married soon. Both the alcohol intoxication events happened in EUROPE. US and UK immigrations ask questions on addiction and abuse so do will I have to "Yes" and be denied entry?? Or will the immigration officials be able to get this information from the healthcare providers??
Rule 1 - always be honest with immigration. If they ask a question, answer it and don't misrepresent. You don't have a drink-related criminal record. You have had a problem and you have dealt with it. To the best of my knowledge, the only direct alcohol issue in the INA is the "habitual drunkard" bar to good moral character for naturalization. Others will correct me if I am wrong here. Generally it is a good idea to assume that immigration officials will get information on you either now or down the line, so if they ask, you answer truthfully. You don't want the question raised in a few years time at your citizenship interview. if they ask about any addictions, you can tell it as it is. It doesn't sound like you have an addiction. If there was any police involvement it might show up when you get your police certificate. Good luck.
DWI is an issue not merely overdriving on occaison
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
If your blood alcohol content was more than .20 on both occasions, then substance abuse professionals might tell you that you have a substance abuse problem. I am told that it is very difficult to have an extremely high BAC without having built up a tolerance to alcohol by regular heavy drinking (ie without the tolerance you would throw it up before your BAC got that high).
If you have had someone tell you to get an evaluation, then you should probably do so. If they say you have not problem, show that to the civil surgeon when you get your medical exam. If they say you have a problem, address the problem and show evidence of that.
Don't lie or hide truth. The penalties for dishonesty are more severe than the penalties for most other bases of inadmissibility.
You should always consult with an experienced immigration attorney to make certain that the advice you received is appropriate for your particular immigration case.
Before granting visa consulates would have to be satisfied about the alcohol abuse issue. Disclose truthfully if asked. It would be different if you are within U.S. currently. Best Wishes!
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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