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1. Posted by girdle89 (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

hey guys

booked flights for australia not that long ago and just applied for a visitor visa. had no response yet. the trouble is i leave in 4 weeks and i have a criminal record. i am currently serving a ban of 13 months for drink driving and i did state that on my application. like an idiot i completely forgot that my criminal record would affect my visa. i thought it would be easy to get one done in a short period of time. is there any hope for me or am i completely screwed??? any advice please

2. Posted by eric25 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

I really wouldn't really worry about it as I have met several people with DUI convictions who are traveling here including a bloke from England.

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

I thought everyone needed a criminal record just to get in!

At least that's how is used to work.

4. Posted by Adri204 (Budding Member 82 posts) 6y

Quoting SamSalmon

I thought everyone needed a criminal record just to get in!

At least that's how is used to work.

Not the native people lol :)

Adri :P

5. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 6y

Quoting SamSalmon

I thought everyone needed a criminal record just to get in!

At least that's how is used to work.

He he...it's the other way round now - in order to get a spouse visa (I'm married to an Australian, but from the UK) I had to get a police check from the British police to show I was of good character!

6. Posted by becksl19 (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

I think you should be ok. If you had not stated it on your application I think you would have been sent home on arrival, I think they enjoy that, but I would not stress. I am working with an Irish girl whos flatmate got in despite having a drug conviction or two.

7. Posted by girdle89 (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

just got an email today and they have granted me the visa. over the moon now. cheers for your msgs guys.

liam:):):)