I`m going to Florida with the kids in a few weeks and was looking through some documents when I came across this waiver programme. Apparently if you have ever been arrested, never mind convicted, you have to go to the US embassy and apply for a visa for entry into the US. I was wondering just how the US Immigration people enforce this ruling. Do they have access to the Police computer in this country, which surely contravines the Data Protection Act, or is everyone`s criminal,proven or not, activities reported to the US authorities. Does the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act not apply here? It seems the Yanks, as usual, want everything their way. Have any Arrse members had problems getting into the US or had visas refused?