More than 11 years ago I had a DUI in Italy.
I recently asked documentation about this at the records office in Italy and they stated that my crime is not publicly visible to companies but it is visible to police, judges, airport guards, etc.
1. Soon I will move to the States and since I'll declare this record at my interview at the consulate (one DUI should not create troubles for a K1 visa) will it become publicly visible to US companies during a background check or only to the American police?
2. Does it have any actual value to get the "crime" cleared from my record? Is there any actual benefit in spending 2000 euro to clear it if the record will still be visible but just say "cleared"?
3. Maybe the most important part: if I give ownership of my fiancee visa process to my current employer (they offered to pay the fees and give me their attorneys assistance) will my employer find out about it or can I ask the attorney to keep it confidential? I didn't have to declare the DUI on the forms for the fiancee visa request meaning that I will get the fiancee visa (one single DUI is not an issue). Anyway, I will have to declare it on the forms for AOS (Adjustment Of Status - green card request) so at that point I would still need confidentiality. Is it feasible?