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11. Posted by tim.jones (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi I have similar problem. I had criminal background for shoplifting offence "theft" in australia more than 8 years ago when i was 22 year old. I was under lot of stress due to unnatural death of my family members and i couldnt even attend their funeral. I am not trying to make excuse to what i did. It was huge blunder which i still regret and it gives me sleepless night.
I have worked hard to obtain honour's university degree and have years of experience in my field (but mostly i have worked on contract as it scared me to apply at big firm thinking they might find out). Even with such a top grades, knowledge and experience of my field i still feel left out.

I have applied for a job in USA which I got and planning to obtain E/3 visa (work visa as australian citizen). The job is not with bank or govt company. Its not even bit top firm. But its in area of my expertise.

My questions are
Do i need to look for expurgement of my past. Will that help?

Will my employer in USA find it out by criminal background check? The case was dismissed. I got 6 month good behavior bond which i kept, no conviction was recorded. And i didn't have trouble with law since then or before that.

Please help me what should i do to overcome this. This has given me so much stress for last 8 years.

I want to go to usa next month on Australian Passport do i need to carry copy of court result?

I want to work in USA under E3 visa (work visa for australian citzen to work in usa) will my employer find that out? even when no conviction was recorded. I got 6 months good behavior bond which was kept and no trouble with law since then.

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