Los Angeles, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: Freelance Television Producer - can I travel internationally for work with a criminal background? What are my options?

I recently was asked to interview for an international travel show. I have a Misdemeanor Assault conviction - Class A - confined to 8 days time served in September 2013. Should I even take the interview? I don't want to deal with a potentially humiliating situation of being denied entry at an airport in front of co-workers. Are there any exceptions for people who are traveling through for a week or less at a time as part of a job? Thank you.

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Myron Morales
Myron Morales
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX

A: It depends upon the laws if the country to which you are traveling. Some countries may require that you apply for a waiver in advance of your trip while others may not view the conviction as a ground of inadmissibility.

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