Question: I pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in 2010. It was expunged from my record in 2017. Will this be held against me in trying to obtain Global Entry?
Answer: It is impossible to say with 100% certainty that you will be accepted for Global Entry as this program has strict acceptance criteria and every applicant must undergo a compulsory background and security check. However, there is a good chance that you will be admitted to the Global Entry program because the misdemeanor was expunged from your record. You should take all documentation relating to the misdemeanor to your interview.
You can apply for Global Entry with Easy Border Card Services by clicking the link below. We make the Global Entry process fast and easy:
You can apply by yourself here
You might not qualify for the Global Entry program if any of the following are applicable:
- You provide false or incomplete information on the Global Entry application;
- You have been convicted of any criminal offense or have pending criminal charges to include outstanding warrants;
- You have been found in violation of any Customs, Immigration, or Agriculture regulations or laws in any country;
- You are the subject of an investigation by any Federal, state, or local law enforcement agency;
- You are inadmissible to the United States under Immigration regulation, including applicants with approved waivers of inadmissibility or parole documentation; or
- You cannot satisfy CBP of your low-risk status or meet other program requirements.