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1. Posted by D_ave (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 7 Jul '14 02:00

D_ave has indicated that this thread is about Wellington International Airport

I have seen a few threads regarding traveling with a criminal record. most of them revolve around the USA.
however, New ZeaLand seem to have a fairly strict code too.

has anyone had any issues when travelling there - I am an Australian Citizen as well as a a British so can use both passports.
i have also read on a previous post that criminal records don's appear on your passport. i have had NO problem in other countries including Dubai, east Africa SE Asia.

when filling out the arrival card and it says "have you committed a crime?" i wondered, if you put yes - then get taken for questioning because of it - they will deny you entry and hassle out out.. if you say NO - how do they actually know? apart from being a random check?

assistance would be greatly appreciated


2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1581 posts) 8 Jul '14 13:22

No one can offer an opinion when you give no clue what the criminal offenses were, or where and when they happened.


3. Posted by taceyong (Budding Member, 2 posts) 30 Jul '14 05:31

I'm actually curious about this too. But I'm reversed.

I'm a kiwi with a criminal conviction in Taiwan, it was a minor shoplifting charge. I've lived in Taiwan for about fifteen months but never more than three months at a time.

Kiwis and Aussies have such a sweet deal with work rights etc. will this affect my ability to get into Aussie? Anyone had any experience with this?