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Hi guys,
I would like to enquiry about my 801 application because unfortunately my police check is not clean. I got a fine of $200 for possession of prohibited drugs.. nothing more.
Will it affect my application? What's the worst case scenario for my application? I hope you can help me on this guys. Thank you in advance
Please tell me your opinion.
Thanks a lot.
 

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Thanks Mania.
I've already checked that link out.
I think that "your past and present criminal or general conduct shows that you are not of good character" is really too generic.
If you have more info please share. Cheers
 

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Same stuff on there! (ii) the person's past and present general conduct;
It's all about interpretation. I really hope they can see the minimum fine of $200.
Fingers crossed. ;-)
 

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To me the $200 fine would be relevant in proving the scale of the crime, also would be how long ago it was.

I would certainly contact a RMA for advice on how to address it in the 801 application. I certainly would not just present the AFP report with no explanation.
 

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I agree with ampk. They are cracking down on the character tests now so it is best to address it with the application then to not say anything at all.

I would get advice from a registered migration agent.
 

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If the minister 'acting personally' refuses a visa on character grounds, there is no right to an AAT review. All it takes is:

1. the Minister reasonably suspects that the person does not pass the character test

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2. the Minister is satisfied that the refusal or cancellation is in the national interest.

It is possible, but not likely, that the minister would act personally in a $200 fine case, but a delegate could make an adverse decision. This would be a reviewable, but is best avoided by making an adequate submission in the first place.
 
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