I have tried to find my answers in previous posts however there is lots of conflicting information and not an answer to a specific question that I have so here goes...
I am about to apply for a skilled independent 189 visa, and I am adding my de facto partner to the application
We are living in Australia at the moment on a WHV, I have all required to apply...
skills assessment, qualifications, ID, medicals completed, UK police checks and although we have not lived in Aus we have Aus police checks just incase, IELTS completed for points etc
Our UK police checks came back and although mine is fine, no trace; my partners has a stepped down caution for possessing a class A drug in 2012.
He is going to contact the Uk police for further information as I have read this is commonly asked for
He tells me that he has also been arrested in the past, 4 times for being drunk and disorderly, was taken to the police station and issued a fine with no further action
My questions are
1 - where does he actually declare this? We have looked at the application form and character reference stat dec many times, it states has be a conviction therefore we initially said no as it is only a caution
2 - If he requests a subject access from ARCO, does this just list all information held against him, or will it provide more information about this particular issue which I assume DIBP will require more information for
3- Does he declare the other arrests? Should we be worried about these past issues?
4- Should he write a letter and upload this with our application, explaining his guilt and how he is a reformed character which he genuinely is?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, at present we are finding it difficult to locate an appropriate RMA and we also are having difficulty visiting a RMA as we work long hours and are not in a position to take time off at present