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Unpaid Speeding Fines

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My Dad got a speeding fine sent home after a trip to Oz in 2003. Rightly or wrongly, thinking he would never go back he didn't pay it.

 

8 years on we are emigrating and he will be visiting us, can anyone tell me what the repercussions of this unpaid fine might be? Will he have a problem getting a tourist visa or be pulled up on entering Oz?

 

thanks for any info!


176 Visa lodged Oct 09, CO request meds Jan 11. Meds arrived in Oz 14 Feb 11, status changed to processing further 16 Feb 11, PCC sent 23 Feb, VISA GRANTED 25 FEB 11.

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I dont think it would prevent him entering the country but it may catch up with him if he hires a car and gives his licence number.

 

Cal x


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And they would impose the fine on him then with any extra costs perhaps? We aren't talking court or anything like that are we?


176 Visa lodged Oct 09, CO request meds Jan 11. Meds arrived in Oz 14 Feb 11, status changed to processing further 16 Feb 11, PCC sent 23 Feb, VISA GRANTED 25 FEB 11.

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There is a six year statutory limitation for debts (same in Oz as in the UK). Not sure if anyone has been able to show that applies to an unpaid speeding fine though.


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They won't do anything, the systems here are far from advanced and are not linked.

 

don't worrry!

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They won't do anything, the systems here are far from advanced and are not linked.

 

don't worrry!

 

Umm, i wouldnt be putting all my eggs in that box,, i know a guy who moved here, lived here over a year, went back to the uk and 6 months later came back again. On his second entry to oz he was pulled up for a traffic offence he had done over 10 years ago on a working holiday visa. He had to go to court and everything.(ended up with a fine and a very 'freaked' out wife)

They must have some system in place if this can happen.

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If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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