edsullivan replied to edsullivan's topic in Visa ChatThanks for the quick reply Rupert, that's taken a weight off my mind. My father is Australian by birth, born in Sydney. I can't wait to get my Aussie passport and get out there.
edsullivan posted a topic in Visa ChatHi everybody, I'm planning my application for citizenship by descent. I was born and raised in England, living there now, my father is Australian. The problem is I'm not sure if I will pass the good character check. I was arrested and convicted of criminal damage while living in Hungary. I took a beating from the police, held my hands up and paid the fine. It was a drunken incident which started with me being assaulted by a stranger, i fought back, the guy ran away and i decided to take vengeance on his bicycle. Turns out the bike wasn't his, he was just trying to steal it as he fled. I felt really bad for the guy who's bike I smashed and apologized to him when I paid the fine. It was stupid but it happened and I wish it hadn't. I also have a spent conviction for shoplifting when i was 15 (I'm 23 now). This all sounds pretty bad now that I've written it down, but I'm not a mean person and I'm not a threat to anybody. What do you guys think? Will this stop me from getting my citizenship? Right now moving to Oz is my only ambition for the future and I'm just hoping this stupid incident won't come back to haunt me. Any responses will be greatly appreciated, thanks guys and girls x