Pls reply and provide some feedback - Thanks a million,
Following is a brief synopsis on my profile:
- Indian Citizenship
- Now Landed Immigrant in Canada since March 2002 and residing here in Vancouver as of Aug 2004
- Had rejection of B1/B2 in India on 06/13/1994
- Had rejection of B1/B2 in Vancouver on 10/21/1994
- Came to Canada on Visitor Visa on 06/18/1994
- Started working for a German Multi-National firm as of Aug, 1998 in India
- Came to San Jose, CA on L1-B Visa to USA on 05/27/2000
- Had two renewals on my L1-B visa before leaving US in Aug 2004
I just applied for my B1/B2 again on 03/17/2006 to go for a IT training class from 04/10 to 04/21 in Denver, CO sponsored by employer CNC Global to support there client IBM Canada on a project starting as of 04/24/2006.
I was asked by Immigration Officer to be finger printed on 03/20/2006 at 2:30 PM because it appeared in there database that I had already been finger printed for a Criminal Conviction on 01/16/2004 for a Petty Theft. On my application Section 221 (g) was circled which I understand from my own search via internet that it is for additional information required for the Immigration Officer.
I had no clues that it was a Criminal Conviction. I did reveal the facts to the immigration officer during my interview but later recalled in one of the questionnaire in DS157 I did not declare I had a criminal conviction. This was never brought up by the Immigration Officer during the interview as well since I had marked 'NO’ to any Criminal Conviction.
As mentioned above I had been finger printed earlier in Fremont, CA for a petty theft, misdemeanor act for which I had also paid a $416 fine to Fremont Hall of Justice, hoping it would keep my record clear.
Further I was also advised by the Immigration officer to get a Final Disposition report from Fremont Hall of Justice in California. I have already followed up on this and shall receive a Certified Abstract Conviction Copy in lieu of “Final Disposition Report” by end of next week from Fremont, California. As per the clerk at Criminal Division of Fremont Hall of Justice I am under probation until Jan 2007 for the above petty theft.
My question to all is do I have a chance of getting a B1/B2 before April 07, 2006 hoping the Immigration office here in Vancouver obtains their detailed finger print report by that time from Washington, D.C for which they have called me to be finger printed on Monday (03/20)
What should I say to immigration officer if get called for the interview now. ...pls advise. ...