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1. Posted by girdle89 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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

liam:):):)