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I have no criminal record in Australia. But I want to know more about the spent conviction of Australia.

If an Australian citizen has a criminal record in Australia, but the record was 'spent'.

If he applies for the National Police Check (Code No. 35 Overseas Visa - Supply to a Country Other than Australia), see below link:
 


I see the Police Certificate will show
'All Commonwealth offences. Other State/Territory offences as legislation permits'.

If he has no criminal records for Commonwealth offences, but he has criminal records in every state and territory, but the records were 'spent' under all the state/territory laws, will the Police Certificate still show the criminal record if he applies for the Police Certificate for visa and immigration purposes?

Let's say he has criminal records in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, etc. All the records were 'spent'. Will the Police Certificate still show the criminal record if he applies for the Police Certificate for visa and immigration purposes?

I am afraid that the Australia government may want to lie about a citizen's criminal records if they are 'spent'.

Am I correct?

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7 hours ago, nordkapptokyolove said:

I have no criminal record in Australia. But I want to know more about the spent conviction of Australia.

If an Australian citizen has a criminal record in Australia, but the record was 'spent'.

If he applies for the National Police Check (Code No. 35 Overseas Visa - Supply to a Country Other than Australia), see below link:
 


I see the Police Certificate will show
'All Commonwealth offences. Other State/Territory offences as legislation permits'.

If he has no criminal records for Commonwealth offences, but he has criminal records in every state and territory, but the records were 'spent' under all the state/territory laws, will the Police Certificate still show the criminal record if he applies for the Police Certificate for visa and immigration purposes?

Let's say he has criminal records in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, etc. All the records were 'spent'. Will the Police Certificate still show the criminal record if he applies for the Police Certificate for visa and immigration purposes?

I am afraid that the Australia government may want to lie about a citizen's criminal records if they are 'spent'.

Am I correct?

The government will not lie about convictions! What makes you think that? 

The bottom line is that even if an offence is "spent" in a particular country, then it should still be declared, as no offence is ever "spent" for immigration purposes. 

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For immigration purposes there is no such thing as a spent conviction. All convictions will show. 

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On 12/01/2022 at 23:16, nordkapptokyolove said:

I have no criminal record in Australia. But I want to know more about the spent conviction of Australia.

If an Australian citizen has a criminal record in Australia, but the record was 'spent'.

If he applies for the National Police Check (Code No. 35 Overseas Visa - Supply to a Country Other than Australia), see below link:
https://afpnationalpolicechecks.converga.com.au/images/afp/npc_offline_form.pdf

I see the Police Certificate will show
'All Commonwealth offences. Other State/Territory offences as legislation permits'.

If he has no criminal records for Commonwealth offences, but he has criminal records in every state and territory, but the records were 'spent' under all the state/territory laws, will the Police Certificate still show the criminal record if he applies for the Police Certificate for visa and immigration purposes?

Let's say he has criminal records in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, etc. All the records were 'spent'. Will the Police Certificate still show the criminal record if he applies for the Police Certificate for visa and immigration purposes?

I am afraid that the Australia government may want to lie about a citizen's criminal records if they are 'spent'.
Am I correct?

Simple way to find out is to apply for one.

About 25 years ago i had a UK friend who applied for US citizenship and declared a spent conviction from years previously and was then asked to provide further details.  It turned out he was the only one who remembered it...the UK had no record and it held him up for a year getting out of the mess he'd created through his honesty.   If there's no record, there's no record.  Go figure.

 

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