Hi, Iv been to the USA in the past six months trough the vwp and although i have a criminal record i went straight through imigration no questions asked.
Now i didnt try to defraud the system i actually didnt understand the questions, firstly i didnt know what moral tirpitude is, hmm still unsure but iv been told its teft ! !
also i tought i read, did you commit any of the following in the last 5 years ! !
Now iv been informed i was wrong and i should have declared my past at the port of entry. Past bieng a couple of charges of theft for which i pleaded guilty to one and was found guilty of the other when i was a teen.
These would be classed as minor offences in my Country (Ireland)
My question is, i am returning to the US next week, the ESTA form i filled before is valid for three years, altough i now know i should have declared my past. If i travel to the US as planned and tick the box yes i have a crinimal past on the green slip the airline hands out. When they question me on this Will imigration let me trough if i explain what happened last time or is it better just to re enter and say nothing? I just dont want this to come back to haunt me at a later stage. Please help me on this. Thanks