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Travel to Australia but with drinking and driving conviction

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1. Posted by tracedun (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

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I am an American and I have been to Australia two times this year I am wanting to go back but I have recently been convicted of the Class B misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated. I already have the travel visa and passport but I have been unable to find out if this is going to prevent me from being able to enter Australia this time around.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

Australian authorities do not have access to US criminal record data base except under special circumstances-don't tell anyone anything and you'll be right.

Also consider that at one time a person needed a criminal conviction to live in Australia and that many Ockers openly declare that they are proud of their criminal ancestors.

3. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y

One question on the Incoming Passenger Card for Australia is "Do you have any criminal convictions?"

The IPC is a legal document, and you are required by law to complete it honestly.

4. Posted by ToniL (Budding Member 52 posts) 8y

A misdemeanour is not a criminal conviction - it is one step below. So I dont think that you need to tick the box on the immigration form. Dont try to hire a car or drive though as that could result in a criminal conviction.

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