I'm French, I'm supposed to go to Australia next year through an international exchange program.
I did the same kind of thing last year, I went to the US (Arizona), where I got arrested for petty theft (shoplifting). I went to court, I paid all the fines I had to.
What is going to happen about my visa application for Australia? I'm very worried because this bad thing happened only a year ago (so it's not like it was centuries ago). I know that it's advised to disclose everything up in front, but I read on the Australian imigration department website that you have to provide criminal records for all countries where you stayed a year or more. whereas I stayed only 9 monthsin Arizona, what should I do?
I'm completely lost. This was the most stupid thing I have ever done, I'm so ashamed.
Do I have to provide the US record? If I don't, I guess that they'll find out anyway.
I really don't know what to do.
(this was my first trouble with law, I had never done anything before and my record in France is empty)