1. Posted by scott_1 (Budding Member 38 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

has anyone on here got a whv with a criminal record i have 2 convictions of which i got small fines for does anyone know how strict they are?

2. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If you were sentenced to 12 months or more in prison or if the crime vilified a segment of the community then you probably have no chance. But if it was drink driving or petty theft or similar the department has a disctetionary power to decide yes or no. In the application form there's a box to explain what you were convicted of and why.

The character test part of the application is the part they are most strict on.

3. Posted by reemer (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Ive got a caution for possesion of cannabis, I got a subject access from the police and included this with my application, sent it all off to the Australian High Commission in london and had my visa within 5 working days!