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Future implications of being refused entry to NZ

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1. Posted by vs123 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 29w

Hello

I am writing this in a real state of panic so please bear with me...

Background - I am a SEA citizen working in a respectable MNC with healthy business/holiday travel experience and clean slate - no record whatsoever

I was refused entry to NZ at Queenstown airport for possessing a small amount of cannabis (dont ask why, it was my own pure stupidity which I will forever repent. Also I am not a regular user) I was pre-charged by the NZ police and given a warning. I spent a night at the airport and was arranged the earliest flight back to my country of origin(on their expense)

I am now freaking out about the implications this would have on my future travels. I regularly travel to countries like Singapore and Japan, and will be going to Europe for the first time this year. I usually never get any questions at immigration but now I am really worried about the possible outcomes. I also cannot, in no condition, let my company or parents know about this incident.Although NZ/Aus said I can reapply for their visa given I apply with a character waiver (not sure what this is either)

Has anybody ever encountered a similar experience? What do you recommend my next steps be? How should I answer future visa applications and interview questions?

Thank you very much in advance. Your words could potentially help me sleep sounder tonight

VS123

2. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 630 posts) 29w

Quoting vs123

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I am now freaking out about the implications this would have on my future travels. ... Calm down - Is worrying about this going to help in any way?

How should I answer future visa applications and interview questions? Thoroughly read the questions & answer honestly - do not answer questions that are only in your head.

Be prepared - Research entry requirements of a country you intend to visit - perhaps you won't need a visa or interview.

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