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1. Posted by akirar (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

akirar has indicated that this thread is about Australia

I am a UK citizen with a record for forgery,I photo copied some bank notes and tryed to spend two of them got caught on camera,a really dumb thing I did,I got fined €2000 with a 3 year suspended sentance,no other record.will this stop me from getting a holiday visa to OZ?


2. Posted by johannacam (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y


You really should try to get some advice from a professional Australian immigration lawyer.

I think you will actually be OK but you must be truthful and declare all your details. If you get caught lying, you'll be in big trouble.

I found this on the internet that I thought my be of use to you. Reading between the lines, I don't think you cause a huge threat to Australia so it should go through OK.

You may want to get some help filling in your form though so that it is worded in a way that will get through the system.

Have a look at this


and you can try here to find companies that might be able to help


Hope that helps


[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

3. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Er, I think it is obvious that the OP is (another) spoof post and the mods should delete this thread.

Mind you, it wouldn't surprise me that anyone who spells tryed and sentance would get caught for forgery; with a two thousand Euro fine for a British citizen, hmmm.

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

What's a 'spoof' post? I've seen most scams come by on TP, but can't see how this one could be used against anyone here or the site?

akirar, to answer your question, maybe. You need to fill out the forms from the Australian embassy and hope. You'll also go in the pile 'needs to be manually checked', so make sure you leave at least 4 months to get your visa! You'll need a few signed papers from the police etc. too I believe.

5. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Quoting Sam I Am

What's a 'spoof' post?

One that has been posted as a joke. Usually these take the form of being written in deliberately poor English from someone claiming to wish to enter the country in question in order to seek employment.

Of course the tired old joke about Australia is that you needed a criminal record to get in ...

6. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y

Quoting Buzzcock

Of course the tired old joke about Australia is that you needed a criminal record to get in ...

Sometimes old jokes are best!

7. Posted by Workout (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

ask on here , advice costs nothing
generally if you have had a prison sentence you will have a problem. If you have not served time you wont.
You will need to provide details when applying

very silly offence