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I am hoping someone can help with this little confusion i have. I think i just need to know if what i am thinking is correct.

 

I copied the below statement from the immigration website:

 

"You will need to provide original penal clearance certificates from overseas countries if, since the grant of your permanent Australian visa:

 

 

  • you lived or travelled overseas since the age of 18 years or over, and
  • the total time spent overseas added up to 12 months or more, and
  • the time spent in any one country was more than 90 days, or
  • you are requested to do so by the department."

 

 

My understanding of this is that you will need a PCC when applying for citizenship if you meet all of the first 3 criteria, OR if they ask you to get one.

So, if you were overseas for 120 days but did not spend up to 12 months in total overseas, you don't have to get the overseas PCC.

 

Is this correct?

 

Thanks in advance!


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i know someone has the answer... :)


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Third clause is very clear... If you have spent over 90 days in ONE country then u would need it. 120 days in various countries would exempt u...

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Third clause is very clear... If you have spent over 90 days in ONE country then u would need it. 120 days in various countries would exempt u...

 

thanks, i know.

 

the "and" between the first 3 clauses suggests that all 3 have to apply. not just one of the three. that's what i wanted to know, if i was/am right to think that.

 

and by overseas, i meant 120 days in one country. but in this case, second clause does not apply.


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