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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

I don't think I'll go to the USA.

These are some of the questions you'll be asked when you go to get a visa.

  • Are you coming to the United States to engage in prostitution or unlawful commercialized vice or have you been engaged in prostitution or procuring prostitutes within the past 10 years?
  • Have you ever been involved in, or do you seek to engage in, money laundering?
  • Do you have a mental or physical disorder that poses or is likely to pose a threat to the safety or welfare of yourself or others?
  • Do you seek to engage in espionage, sabotage, export control violations, or any other illegal activity while in the United States?
  • Do you seek to engage in terrorist activities while in the United States or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities?
  • Have you, while serving as a government official, been responsible for or directly carried out, at any time, particularly severe violations of religious freedom?
  • Have you committed, ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in extrajudicial killings, political killings, or other acts of violence?
  • Have you ever committed, ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in torture?
  • Have you ever ordered, incited, committed, assisted, or otherwise participated in genocide?
  • Have you ever or do you intend to provide financial assistance or other support to terrorists or terrorist organizations?

What is the point of asking these questions? If you're a terrorist or other criminal you're hardly likely to say Yes. Are you?


  1. How come Blair and Brown get in, there's a couple of questions on that list they're telling porkies about.

  2. Probably to enable them to 'pull a Martha Stewart'if they decide they don't like you.
    It is much easier to convict you of 'lying to a federal agent' which covers any statement to a federal agent, even oral and not under oath, and has VERY severe penalties, than to attempt to prove any actual crime.

  3. Apparently, the reason they ask these bloudy silly questions is so they can make a holding charge of making a false statement on a visa application in order to lock you up with a hearing.

    Last time I was there was as a transit passenger and I had to answer all this bollocks to get a visa to enter the country, walk around the other side of the counter and then reclear customs to get back on the same plane. Fucking ridiculous. In every other country you just stay airside.

    And another thing, these bloudy silly laws they have about special case locks that can be opened by customs. So terrorists don't have one of these keys then and everything is more secure? Last time I went through an x-ray inspection the operator was a Russian who didn't give a toss. He wasn't even looking at the screen.

    Anyway, after my 4th July post, they'll probably arrest me anyway...

  4. @Dioclese.

    Just read your 4th July post again. I think you'll be for the slammer.

  5. I've been lucky as I always arrived in one of her Majesty's grey painted ships and therefore had Dip clear.

    Of course now I don't.

  6. Just write, 'Sole purpose of visit'.


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