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  1. <p><p>Thank you, I'll let you know how it goes <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":)" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /></p></p>

  2. <p><p>I hope it all works out for you. Good luck and drop a message anytime.</p></p>

  3. You are correct. I do not pass the character test and my case went through the Character Consideration department and have been approved by them. I just wanted to post here that even though you fail the character test you can still be granted a visa.
  4. I want to post the outcome of my case. 13-Feb-2012 I lodged my application. that day they called me to get a medical which I did the next day. I was cleared. 16-March My case was sent to DIAC 23-March DIAC wrote a letter to my lawyer asking for a submission. However, I had a terrible lawyer who did not notified me of this matter until 08-May. I rather not exploit him on here but if anyone is curious of what law firm it is, I can tell you privately. 17-May I wrote my submission to DIAC, without the help of my lawyer. 01-June I called DIAC and talked to the person responsible for my case. She told me that I have a positive result and that I should get my visa in about a week. I have learned some things about how the system works and why I passed the character test. What benefited me was that my crimes where committed over 10 years ago and I have proven myself that I am reformed and no longer have criminal tendencies. I have read some posts with concerns of character issues, crimes committed long time ago. My suggestion is that if it's over ten years ago and is not a serious crime where you have been incarcerated for a certain period of time, then you have a good chance of passing the character test. Most important thing is to be honest and clearly state the circumstances of your crimes. I have written a forty-five hundred word letter explaining the details of my crimes. If I can do it, without much help from a lawyer, then anyone with determination can do it too. And I wish those who do the best of luck.
  5. you are right. I forgot about that and I did tick no on that question, because my wife and I went there on our honeymoon. throughout the whole process I was never confronted with that question until that card came around on our flight. I wanted to be honest, however I thought it would ruin our honeymoon. Now I am worried :shocked:
  6. I think that's the UK immigration law. The rules and regulation on australian immigration law is written differently.. from what I've read. In australia, they want records of all convictions, even the ones that were acquitted.
  7. I went through a travel agency and they did everything for me. They never asked me about past history or anything.
  8. I just lodge my application on Monday,Feb. 13th, and they called me that afternoon to go take my medical within 3 days. I got that done Tuesday and now I'm just waiting.
  9. Just want to say thank you to everyone who shared on my post. Very thoughtful and heart warming and encouraging. you guys are great and best of luck in all your endeavors
  10. Thank you for your input. I am working with an immigration lawyer and he told me that I have a fighting chance. I just want to hear others' stories that are similar. My wife and I went to Gold Coast for our honeymoon in 2008. We loved it so much, we want to live there and raise our kids down there. Congratulations on your visa.
  11. Hello all. I am new here and this is my first post. I have been doing some research on my case and found it hard to get any positive answers. I am hoping to receive honest and sincere answers so I can be aware of what problems I may face. I'd appreciate your answers and comments. I am just going to give you an outline of the problems I am facing. I. substantial criminal record A. total of 8 arrests - 6 were possession of paraphernalia - 2 felony convictions B. served 1 year on a 4 year sentence II. Deported for the charges above These arrested were all drug related. No violent crimes or of that nature. I was an addict for a long time and just couldn't get off it. But now it's been 10 years since I have used any kind of drugs. And my last arrest was in 2002 on a violation of probation and got sentenced to state prison. After serving my time I was deported from the US on Nov. of 2003. I lived there for nearly 25 years, since I was a baby. Immigration didn't consider me as an american citizen because I was not born there and I didn't apply for citizenship. What I am hoping for is that DIAC considers the transition I have made in my life. 8 years ago I didn't have anything but a small luggage and the clothes on my back in a foreign land (S. Korea), and didn't even know how to speak the language. Now I have learned the language, got a descent job, own a 3 bedroom house, a car and a family with 2 kids. My criminal record will become an issue for me but I hope that they can consider the changes I have made. What do you think my chances are? Anyone with a similar case? result? Thanks