Forum Category: Criminal Convictions

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If I was declined five years ago to holiday in Australia, am I able to get another chance?

5 years ago I was declined in a holiday in Australia. Am I able to get into Australia now for a holiday, with a return ticket to New Zealand?

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Can I go back to Australia after being arrested on holiday and deported to NZ?

I have lived in Australia for over 10 years, recently went on holiday to Thailand where i was arrested for possession of 2 grams of weed and deported back to NZ where i have no ties. I have no convictions in Australia or New Zealand and have filled in the ...

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Can I obtain an Australian Driver's License if I've been convicted of a DUI in the US?

I was convicted in 2013, my license was revoked and suspended until Nov 2014. I never served any time or was required to do community service. I'm currently going to apply for a Defacto visa with my Aussie boyfriend. If I was back in the US I would be able ...

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Youth conviction

A friend (seriously) had a conviction in a youth court for causing criminal damage by arson some 13 years ago in the UK. Serious damage but entirely reckless. Kids being stupid. He has no other convictions or cautions. Would this prevent him obtaining a working visa in Australia? Thanks

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Can my partner move to australia to live and work if he has a common assault conviction ?

He was 18 and was convicted on common assault and was sentenced to 8 months prison time. He is now 26 and we would like to move to Australia. Can he be told he can't enter Australia?

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Australian citizen living in NZ with 2 criminal records. Is Home Detention classified as prison?

How will this affect me going back to Aussie and do I have to let immigration know of my circumstances.

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Can I move to Australia from New Zealand with a theft conviction from last year?

Will I get stopped at the borders?

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Will I get an australian working visa if i have a cocaine possession charge?

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Can I move to Australia with a gun charge?

When I was 16 I was caught with a 9mm pistol without a licence in govan Scotland and served 4 years in a young offenders unit (polment).

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What is the law regarding entering Australia with a criminal conviction?

For example, I was in prison for just over a year. I have been out for about 8 years and not been in trouble since.

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re entry to australia with convictions

i was living in AUS 10 years and got convicted for robbery. it was an 18month suspended sentence(didnt spend a day inside) an no trouble after that. Ive just moved back to nz in april and wanna go back to aus for 6 months to a year or so. I ...

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Living in Australia without declaring dui criminal conviction

Hi all, I am an idiot and have been declaring no to criminal conviction. I have a DUI and with a google search a few years ago (5 years since), I checked if DUI was considered a criminal conviction, but the result I got said traffic offence. I couldn’t make ...

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Theft

I am planning to apply for PR in Australia, I live in Australia and I am concerned about my offence, I am having theft charge on me and I attended court and pleaded guilty, I got fine to pay and good bond behaviour for 12 months and with out conviction, ...

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I have criminal convictions and want to move to Australia

My convictions are DIC 3x, disqualified driving 2x, wilful damage 2x and 1 assault currently on home detention which is over in a week and have lost my licence for 1 year 1 day so have to resit. Looking at moving to Australia at the end of the year after ...

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Criminal charge at 16, 100k MSD debt at 28. Can I enter Australia for a week?

Charged with Fraud at 16 in youth court. I have over 100k owing in NZ and I'm SLOWLY chipping away at it. I've been good since then and I want to go to Australia for a week to tour with my sons rugby team. I don't want to go all ...

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Moving to Australia with criminal convictions

Hi, my partner and I am both New Zealanders and have been to Australia on holiday without any problems. But now we are looking at moving over there permanently and my partner has criminal convictions. Will this stop him from moving there or would it be the same as if ...

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If I have warrant out for my arrest in Perth now living back in NZ, can I come back to Australia?

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Is it possible to move to Australia if you have a criminal record, but haven't been to jail?

A friend of mine has a criminal record. Hasnt been in prison but has done 24hour curfew,7am to 7pm curfew and has done 10months on home detention. My friend and his family are wanting to move to Australia in September. PLEASE HELP.

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How do I enter Australia with a criminal record?

What type of criminal records will keep you out of Australia?

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How long does it take to obtain the police clearance? And visa 461?

Hi, First of all, this site is amazing, thx for the great job. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had experience in asking the police clearance (NZ) before. On the website they say they send within 20 working days, I was wondering if they area really that slow, or usually ...

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Can i move to australia with a drink driving charge?

Hi in august 2013 i was charged with drink driving and i incurred dept i am 20 years old and had to go through a no assest procedure will i be allowed to move to australia

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can i get in to australia if i have served a 12month home detention sentence? please help

I am a NZ citizen and have just served a 12month home detention sentence for drug conviction which took place in 2010, my charges are for offering to supply a clas b drug (eccasty) x10 and conspiresy to supply x2, i am of good character and am not the person ...

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What does he need to do to enter Australia from NZ with criminal record?

My brother has a record from more than 10yrs ago for driving without a license which he served a few months in jail this happen about 3 or 4 times many years ago will this stop him entering Australia as he's leaving to work there

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Deportation from NZ and one criminal charge

Hi to all, One small question if anybody has answer or advice I can save my future. I was on student visa and my ex g.f charge assault with blunt weapon in 2010 and i got sentence for 7months and release in 3 months, second I was eligible for work ...

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I'm am NZ citizen and I have criminal convictions and want to live in Australia

I've been granted a 3 month holiday visa but I wanna live there do u know of any visas I can apply for? Can I use the 461 visa? Or is there another way for eg family (Aus citizen) sponsoring me? Marry an Aus citizen? HELP PLEASE thanks

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Live in Australia

My best friend is on Home D in New Zealand and wants to move over to Australia. She's been to Australia, how would she do this?

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Will having a pardon help me get into Australia?

I live in the USA and in 1991 I got arrested for burglary nonviolent when I was 21 and two drug charges in 1991 and 1997. I've been since pardon for these convictions. These charges were done 17- 26 year ago and I now 46 going on 47. I haven't ...

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Will a spent caution for affray affect being able to get a visa and work in Australia?

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I have been convicted with a drug charge and was deported back to New Zealand.

I have been convicted with a drug charge. I was in the prison for 3 years and 9 months and was deported back to New Zealand. Would I be able to re-enter to Australia or will I be able to ask for a pardon?

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What are our rights when a family member is arrested in Australia?

Help please! I have a family member who been arrested for being involved in an incident in Austalia where the investigation is not yet complete. I have tried calling the Police Department in Australia to obtain information the whereabouts of my family member and information on what has happened and ...

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3 criminal convictions in Australia that are 25 years old. Can one emigrate there, time spent in jail there?

My husband had 3 convictions Gbh twice and drunk and disorderly, but including damage to property and a massive police pursuit . The last one was about 25 years ago. We moved to New Zealand and now he wants to move back to live. What are the chances, it was ...

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Will I get refused a RRV Visa for drunk drive/dissorderly convictions I did not declare prviously ?

I have 2 drunk driving and 2 drunk disorderly and one breech of a liquor ban convictions in Nz around 14 years ago. Because they are minor silly not criminal convictions I always ticked the no criminal conviction box on the plane coming in and out of ozzy while living ...

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Can I move to Australia after a fraud conviction and serving 13 months imprisonment?

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I have a DIC conviction about 2 years ago, am moving over to Aust from NZ,

Am moving over just before Christmas and am getting a little bit worried as most people I speak to say DONT tick the 'box' declaring any criminal convictions, but then some say its best that you do as they can easily find out. I know honesty is the best policy ...

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My bf has a criminal record from 4 years ago. Can he get travel rights and citizenship in Australia?

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Will my NZ criminal convictions show up when I move back home to Australia?

I am originally from Australia but have been living in NZ for the last 7 years. I've picked up some convictions and was wondering if when I go back home and look for jobs will employers etc be able to see them on their systems or will they remain as ...

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Return after being deported

If i have been deported over 1 year agor for not declaring criminal convictions can I re enter Australia

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How serious does the crime have to be before they disallow entry into Australia?

I have a friend moving from NZ on the 31st July. She has just completed her community service for drink driving and breach of PD and has also paid her fines...we are both concerned that this may hinder her gaining entry into Australia. Can anyone tell me if this will ...

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I forgot to declare my 10 year old DUI offence last time when i applied for an e-tourist visa...

I forgot to declare my 10 year old DUI offence when i applied for an electronic tourist visa 1.5 years ago. Now I want to go an a working holiday and apply for the visa. I want to declare my 10year old DUI, but I am unsure what will happen, ...

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Should I check yes for a minor in consumption charge if it was removed from my record?

I was charged for a minor in consumption of alcohol when I was 19 (I'm 24 now), but it was removed from my record after I paid the fine. Do I still need to check 'yes' on the app for the work and holiday visa(462) when it asks about convictions?

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Traveling to Australia for Holiday

I was recently charged with Excessive Speeding, and I am wondering if i am able to travel to Australia for a short holiday, or do I need to apply for anything like a special visa or something. And I am not too sure if my charge is under traffic offence ...

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Help & advice needed please! GBH and affray charges, 30 months sentence - likely to get to Australia for 6-12 months work/travel?

My boyfriend is currently in prison for an ABH & Affray charge, he was sentenced to 30months, however first criminal offences so only serves 15 months, then fingures crossed this will go to 11months and out on electronic tag. We have always planned to travel/work in Australia - end of ...

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Hi, we're wanting to work in Australia but I have a criminal record from 20 years ago for possession of cannabis.

Will this affect me applying for a work visa or a permanent residence visa? I'm a NZ citizen.

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Will my criminal record prevent me from moving to Australia?

I have a criminal record mostly from when I was a lot younger. I have no drug charges and have not been to jail. I would like to know if this will stop me from moving to Australia?

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Possession of cannabis caution when he was 15 yrs old, will it show on criminal record?

Hi my hubby received a caution for possession of cannabis (1 spliff between 4) when he was 15 ( he's now 37), will this show on the criminal checks and should he declare it? It never went to court or anything. Thanks in advance x

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Do you have to declare a drink driving offence from 20 years ago when entering Australia?

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Is there reason to apply for the visa with a drink driving conviction?

I had a DIC two years ago - lost my license for 6 months. I am moving to Australia in a couple of months, I am a NZ citizen. Do I need to fill out that consent to disclosure form? Or should I just declare it when I get to ...

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moving to auz

Can I move ro auz with 3 gbh charges and agg roberry charge that is 10 years old and only convictions

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Criminal history

What if I have a criminal history? Can I enter Australia?

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Will NZ convictions prevent me getting Au jobs?

I am NZ and Au citizens. I live in NZ at the moment but am thinking of moving to Au to work next year. I have theft convictions in NZ will Au employers be able to access this information or be likely to, NB I will only pretty much be ...

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Am I able to leave Australia with a criminal record against my name even though I am a Kiwi?

I am a New Zealand citizen and I have lived in Australia for 9 years. I have just been charged with malicious damage to a window and am now facing a criminal record. If I do have a criminal record against my name am I still able to travel outside ...

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Can I still visit OZ for a holiday if my working holiday visa is declined due to criminal offence?

Basically my partner has applied for a working holiday visa and has declared he spent 5 months in prison almost 6 years ago, we wondered if that gets declined can he still visit the country just for a holiday rather then going to work?

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Any chance of visiting Australia with a criminal record?

I've looked around on the site and haven't seen anything that matches my specific question. I'm 28 and I live in the U.S. I want to visit Australia to visit. I also have two felonies on my record, the first I got when I was 18 and it was forgery, ...

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SCV with theft charges

Ive applied for SCV so i can move over early 2013, I have theft charges, never been to jail! What ive read so far on here and other pages, by the looks if i havent been to jail or have serious charges i should be sweet?? Fair to say??? 3 ...

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I am an Australian citizen living in New Zealand. My partner is a Kiwi and we have 4 children. He has a criminal record and was sentenced to 12 months in prison 9 years ago. Is it the "time of imprisonment" or "the sentencing period" that could possibly prevent him from entering Australia. Will it help his chances seeing I'm Australian? Very confused by it all...thank you :)

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Does immigration really know if you have a criminal record?

Should I tick the criminal record box? How would Australian immigration know if I had a criminal record for something minor that happened 15 years ago?

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Immigration to AU, I've been in trouble with the police twice-not charged.

Hello. When I was 17 and 18 I've been in trouble with the police twice for shoplifting. I was never charged (no fingerprints, court orders, charges, sentences, convictions of any sort) so no criminal record of any kind. I was not arrested either but the police department still have record ...

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Moving to and working in Australia with a spent conviction...

In march 2010 i was arrested for possesion of cannabis with intent to supply, and also supply of class A on one occasion. I was given a 2 year susspended jail sentence, which has now finished, and 200 hours community service, which is also finished with. I have not had ...

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Can I get a 444 visa with a criminal record over 20 years old, from when I was 15!

Looking at moving the family to Australia but have just found out that the above is still on file (I had thought that being a juvenile it would have been cleared). Offence was for theft, I paid a fine and did some community service. Will this prevent me from getting ...

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I have been charged with DUI in USA and I am thinking of moving to Australia.

My case is still pending. I want to move to Australia within 1 year. This is my first offence. I might be convicted. What happens if I am convicted? DO I have to spent some more time IN USA if I am convicted? Or Can I apply for Australian visa ...

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Can i get a one year working visa when i have a possesion of drugs charge?

...and awaiting to see if i am going to get charged with two accounts of assault?

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I was convicted twice for DUI in July 2007 and I'm planning to move to Australia in June 2013. Will it be a problem for me to get the Special Category Visa?

Hi, I am an IT consultant by profession. I was convicted twice for DUI in July 2007 and I'm planning to move to Australia in June 2013. Will it be a problem for me to get the Special Category Visa. I know what I did was wrong and have been ...

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3 Convictions (2 x DUI 1x Driving Whilst Disqualified)

I have 3 Convictions. First one was Drink Driving - misjudgement of consumption - I had two beers In which I thought I was under the limit not the case but as I have a light frame I misjudged. Second and Third - While I was disqualified for the first ...

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I have a NZ passport but a common assault charge, can i still visit Australia for a 3 night holiday if i declare it without a visa or will i get deported on entry?

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Husband committed violent offense while our permanent residency application in process

My husband committed an apprehended violence order offense while our permanent residency application is in process. The offense is indicated in his police record. Will it affect our application? Can we still be approved for PR? The offense is committed just 2 mos ago when we had fight. I reported ...

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does anyone know if i will get in to ausi after 12months home detention for drug charges? please help

hi I have just served a 12month home detention sentence for offering to supply a class b drug (eccasty) x10 and conspiracy to supply x2. charges where laid in 2010 and i have only just finished my sentence this month September 2012. I have been to Australia before this all ...

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Me and my partner have 1 dui each. Can we get SCV??

My partner is a NZ Citizen and I am a PR of NZ. We are planning to move to Aus. We both have 1 DUI each which were nearly 2 and 3 years ago. That was the only offense on mine and my partner's record over 10+ years of driving ...

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Can I get into Australia with a repeat criminal record? How long do I have to be clean for?

I have a repeating drink and driving record plus have been imprisoned for 6 months. I also have a repeating marijuana record but it's been 4 years since my last offence. Do I have any chance of getting into Australia? I am also doing PD for unpaid fines, does anyone ...

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Can i move to aussie with a minor theft conviction and 1 drink driving charge?

theft charge was about 5 years ago for stealing 1 bottle of durex lube :S and drink driving charge was 10 years ago

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Can we move to Australia if my partner has one criminal conviction?

Me and my partner are moving to Australia with our family in a few weeks n just remembered that he has a criminal conviction. He has never been in trouble before or after his offence. How likely will it b ethat we get sent back?

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How do I find out if i can go to australia? I have a criminal record

What criminal records stops kiwis from going to Australia? I heard everything should be fine as long as you havent been to jail?

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Would I be able to live in Australia if I have a crimnal record od 1x D.I.C and 1x of shoplifts (under $500) ?

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It's been over two Year's now since I was released From Prison First time In last time there?

I was charged with arson as well as assault with a weapon will being good for that long make a difference

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Will I be able to work in Australia when I have a 25 year old drug charge for cannabis and no charges since

I was charged with a cannibis charge 25 years ago and have never had a problem since will I be able to work in australia

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What are my chances of moving to Australia with a common assault conviction that i just got a fine for?

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I am moving to Perth and I have a criminal conviction of benefit fraud from 10 years ago. Will that stop me going through Customs?

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How can I find out if I'm eligible to move to Australia if I have previous police records?

Just wondering: I'm a New Zealand citizen and have been living overseas for a year. How can I find out if i'm eligible to move to Australia if I have previous police records with the New Zealand government?

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Can my boyfriend leave the country if he's been to jail twice?

My boyfriend and I are planning to move to australia to work but he has criminal convictions, which include d.i.c 3rd and subsequent, assult on a police officer, and caught with marijuana smoking pipe, he has been to jail 2 times but both sentences under 6 months? Help!! cannot find ...

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Can you go to Australia to live if you have criminal convictions?

My partner has over 100 convictions and has served a lot of time in jail. All his connvictions are recent but we want to make a new life in Australia. Have we any chance of getting there?

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I have a assault charge from more than 10 years ago. Can I still get a skilled working visa for australia?

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Can I move to Australia to live and work if I have been convicted and jailed for exporting drugs into Australia?

My partner and I would like to move to Australia to work. In 2005 he was convicted of exporting cocaine into Australia from NZ and sentenced to 6 and half years prison. He served 3 and a half and the rest has been completed on parole. His parole finishes Feb ...

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Can I move to Australia with New Zealand criminal convictions and an unpaid fine?

Criminal convictions are: Assault's, DIC's + I have a 15-year-old unpaid fine in Perth (Australia).

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Has anyone gotten the OK from the Australian Consulate with 3 or more drink driving convictions??

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Can I travel to Australia from NZ if I have a possession of cannabis conviction?

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I have been in jail for 2 years for drug convictions. Can I still get my offer of sponsorship from Australia?

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My American fiancee, who has had a past criminal record (although minor), wants to marry me.

My fiancee had a domestic matter with his sister, and it got heated. He was sentenced to 2 years in jail. He is not a violent man, normally...he works hard and is a good person. Our question is: How does he go about migrating to Australia, so we can finally ...

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Can I still get a working visa with a minor assault charge from 2 yrs ago?

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Where to go when your SCV has been declined?

I'v got criminal convictions. I filled out and sent the disclosure form in and the following week got my answer that I'm not of good character and am only allowed to apply for a tourist visa. My convictions were 2007-2006 assault and the rest 1999 jailed for 6 months served ...

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Can I get into Australia if I have burglary and assault convictions?

In 2010 I was sentenced to 8 months in prison for 5 counts of burglary and 2 counts of assault. I only had to serve 4 months in prison though. I'm now on probation since my release in November 2010 and I will be finished in September 2011. Will my ...

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Can I move to Australia if I have a criminal record in Canada from 2001 of dangerous driving & over 80 alcohol?

In 2001 I was found guilty of dangerous driving & over 80, so I went to court, paid my fine and a couple of months later returned back home. Now I would like to obtain a skilled migration visa to Australia. Could I be rejected because of this?

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Can you pass the good character test with 5 charges of drink driving in Australia?

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Can you go to Australia with an assault charge from a year ago?

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I have a charge awaiting legal action. How will this affect my student visa renewal?

I am currently holding a student visa in Australia and have been holding it for the past 7 years. I have just finished secondary schooling and have been offered a place and been given a confirmation of enrolment letter by my university. I am now wanting to renew my Australian ...

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I want to move to Australia but I'm not sure if my criminal convictions will stop me from moving?

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I have a current drink driving conviction and have been disqualified for 6 months. I was recently offered a job in Australia - will I still be able to enter to live and work?

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I have a criminal conviction. Can I still work in Australia?

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Is there a difference between holidaying in Australia and moving over with a criminal conviction?

A few years ago I did the stupidest thing in my life and stole from my employer, and as a result I now have a conviction for theft in a special relationship. I have a family function to attend in Sydney for a weekend in January. Do I need to ...

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If I have a conviction for drink driving and reckless discharge of a firearm, am I able to go to Australia just for a holiday?

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I have a criminal record with a disqualified driver's licence. Will that affect getting a visa for Australia?

I have a New Zealand permanent residency from the last four years and I want to move to Australia for study and work. What is the procedure for doing this?

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Am I an Australian citizen if I lived there for over 8 years and went to school there before coming back to NZ? I was born in NZ.

The reason why I am asking is that I wish to return back to Australia and if I am an Australian citizen, can I get an Australian passport? The other thing is that I have a criminal record here in NZ for fraud but have stayed out of trouble for ...

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Moving to Australia with a criminal conviction

Hi, my name is Andy and I'm from the UK and am interested in moving to Australia. As I have a conviction, I was wondering about any stipulations that could prevent me from moving there. I would be more than grateful if you could help me out. Thanks a lot. ...

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I am looking at starting a new life in Australia. I live in NZ and have a criminal record from over 5 years ago. Will I have any problems entering Australia?

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If I have a criminal record from 16 years ago, can I live in Australia?

I was young and stupid and got myself into trouble badly. I then obtained a criminal record at the age of 18-19. I am now 34, engaged and have a small child of nearly 5. Is there anything stopping me from moving to Austrailia?

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Looking at moving to Australia but had 2 charges of breaking and entering 10 years ago. What's the chance of getting in to live?

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I have a current drink driving charge. Can I move to Australia?

I have payed off my fine and am not allowed to drive for a further 3 months. This is my first criminal conviction.

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Will I be able to get into Australia?

I'm 17 and I have a son who is 1 year old and I'm from the UK. I have a criminal record but from 4 years ago. Will they let me in?

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Ex resident of Adelaide living in NZ for 13 years and wanting to return to Adelaide, but has criminal conviction

I have lived in Adelaide for 13 years between 1980-1993. I am a New Zealand born male and have been back in NZ since 1993 and have returned to Australia on a number of occassions to visit. I have a fairly serious criminal record and I want to return to ...

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