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  1. Riccardo

    Drink Driving Convictions

    Hi everyone, I have applied with my partner for the 186 Visa and he has 2 drink driving convictions (one in 2008 and one in 2015). In both convictions he has received a fine and the license was suspended for 8 months (no jail time and no one was injured). On his student visa he hasn't declared those offences and the visa was granted. We then discovered that he couldn't apply for a further visa due to PIC4020 for the next 12 months so he left the country. Will Immigration be ok with these 2 drink driving? We have gathered character references (one of them is from the Sponsor) and he did a statement saying how he reformed since. I have been in the country for 5 years working for the same Sponsor and we want to make sure that he will pass the Character Test.
  2. Hello I'm just looking for advice and a good visa agent to take on our case... I am currently living and working in Broken Hill, NSW on a TSS visa. My partner is living in NZ but is from the UK, he is wanting to join me in NSW as a subsequent entrant as my partner on my visa. The issues we are facing is that we have been together for slightly over a year however only lived together for 3 months, so not sure what our chances are of him coming on my visa as de facto. I have read that registering your relationship in the state you live can waiver the requirements however not sure how true this is. We have plenty of evidence to meet all other requirements. Secondly my partner has a conviction from Australia in 2017 for assault on an officer- he was not placed in jail and released with 12 month good behaviour order. He also has 2 previous cautions from the UK from 10 years ago. No criminal record from the past 3 years in NZ. Obviously before applying for the visa we wanted to know how likely it is that he would be granted a visa especially based on the fact we haven’t lived together for a long time and his criminal record. Does the fact he is coming to live in a remote part of Aus with me have any benefit to our case? Would like some honest advice on the likelihood of a grant and a rough price from an agent. Thanks
  3. Hello my family is applying for permanent residency for Australia and all was well until a couple of days ago where I was caught with possession of a marijuana... I asked the police officer if this could be traced by Australia and they assured me that it couldn't and was the lowest possible thing they could give me, like a street warning or street caution, all I had to do was sign a paper and I was free to go. They said it would be on the system for police officers only and if I was caught re offending then it would be a criminal record. Were they lying? (Which I don't doubt because I was tripping on LSD at the time and they may have not wanted to give me a really bad trip) One more ore question, does it matter if THC is found in the body when going for a medical? Or do they not even bother checking for it? Thanks!
  4. lewisp

    Visa Decision time

    Hi As anybody applied for a visa short stay visa? What sort of time frame do they ususally take? My father applied on 2nd October and initially they came back asking additional questions anout his criminal record which we answered but we haven't heard anything at all since. I have rang the Australian embassay in London and all they can see on his file notes is the initial questions asked on 2nd October but nothing else. We have sent numerous emails on the advice of the advisor in London but have had no response. Does anybody know who we would be best to contact? As we are all waiting on a decision so we can book our trip and are getting quite anxious. Thanks for any help. Orginial post: http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/188315-tourist-visa-oz-criminal-record.html
  5. Hi All, Context: Last weekend I unfortunately got arrested at the race for a minor incident which I will be pleading not guilty too. IMO it was a calm, yet ridiculous misunderstanding with a bouncer (who was fault after being rude and headbutting me). It ended up with me being copping despite wanting to press charges on him. The charges were: Failure to leave the premises Resisting arrest I've had legal advice and there is a fair chance I will get a section 10 - no punishment. However, there is always that small chance. I've been in Australia for almost 5 years and my 457 runs out in March. I'm a marketing director. I won't have been with my employer for 2 years by then so I will need a new 457 to bridge the gap (I don't have a degree so I can't go the skilled route). Questions: I'm currently applying for my new 457 - is there a police check involved? Do I need to disclose the current information? AFAIR, there isn't a check and i don't have conviction as yet and furthermore the case won't be done till April 2014. Could I have my visa stopped for a low-grade offense? Regarding PR, if I was convicted, what is the likelihood of a minor conviction going against me? I've checked out the character record fact sheet but its not clear whether it is in relation to temporary or permanent visas. I'm transparently very worried. I'm responsible citizen who never imagined i'd be in a court room. I've got a clean record. I've also got some great achievements under my belt in Aus and i'm even getting married in May. Any help or advice is greatly received. Thank you in advance
  6. chrisharper

    Work and Holiday visa, arrested.

    Hello, I was just about to start applying for my work and holiday visa. I've wanted to go to Australia all my life, I'm now 23 and in a position to be able to go. However last week I got myself stupidly arrested at an anti EDL demonstration. I was arrested for breaching a section 12 order, for those who don't know that means I didn't adhere to the conditions of the march. (Basically we set off on our march earlier than the prescribed time). I've not been charged yet so I could just receive a caution or the charges could be dropped. I've been bailed until the 14th October. If found guilty in a court I could receive a fine of up to £1000 although it would probably be a lot less. Does anyone know if being convicted for this sort of offence will damage my application. I know that it's normally a substantial criminal record with a prison sentence of 12 months which prohibits you but I am a little worried because I will be applying very soon after this is all resolved. Will they think it is too soon? I have never been arrested before this or had any trouble with police. I can also provide a character reference from a retired police officer and other professionals. Thanks guys
  7. Hi Guys/Gals, I'm currently in the process of completing the 457 visa with my Partner of 5 years. Not only do we have to prove our relationship which isn't to hard. Basically October 2011 I was pulled over by the police for having someone who looked "dodgy" in my car. I note that I was not the reason I was stopped. Upon searching my car the police found a knife that I had been meaning to dispose of for my partners Nan who had confiscated it from my partners younger brother. (still with me?) Basically in January 2012, I was convicted of being in possession of a sharp or pointy object. The sentence I received was an absolute discharge as they were not questioning my character but because a knife was in my car (sheafed may I add) they had to apply case law and find me guilty but felt the experience was enough of a punishment. My question is how is this going to affect our chance of a visa? I am the defacto in the application as Ben is a Midwife and the main applicant. I am currently studying to be a primary school teacher. We are in a long term gay relationship and have no other dealings with the police. Your help would be much appreciated. :frown: :confused: Regards Aaron
  8. giri1979

    PCC requirement

    I got the invitation to apply for the visa through skill select. I have lived in U.S. for more than 1 year but never continuously for more than 9 months. Do I still need to get the criminal record check from FBI?
  9. Guest

    Help applying for Work Visa

    Hi Wanted to ask what the procedure is for applying for a work visa? I have a criminal record well i was given a FINE for under age alcohol sale (when i had a off license about a year ago). Would this cause me a problem? any info will be appreciated Regards Jag
  10. Guest

    Advice on Emigrating.........

    Hello Everybody........Hope everyone is well My name is Nicola and I am 26 years old from Surrey (originally from Hertfordshire), and I am currently in my 2nd year of studying to become a Nurse. When I was 18 (June 2003, 8 years ago): I was arrested and convicted of Theft and subslequently have a criminal record. When I was 24 I decided to sort my life out and train to be a Nurse, which I am thoroughly enjoying, with the hope of emigrating Down Under and am looking at Perth as it seems to be a good place for jobs and popular with Brits. I hope to qualify as a Nurse in July 2012 (27 years of age). My question is that: even though I will be a qualified Nurse (fingerscrossed) will my criminal record discount that out and I will I be granted entrance to Australia? Also, what do people know about Graduate Nursing Programmes, as I would like to go to Oz as soon after qualifying as possible. I am thinking of emigrating to perth in WA. Also, regarding the Visa Process is it best to go through a Migration agent as I have heard they take care of everything. One last question: have people been to the exhibition: "Down Under Live" if so, what did you think of it? As I am going with my parents and wondered if its worthwile/ I apologise for all the questions, its just I am a very new beginner to this. Thanks for reading and I look forward to receiving any advice given. Kind Regards Nicola (Nic)