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Old 12-08-2012, 07:07 PM
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immigrate with a criminal record?

I have a juvenile record,i am an American,and havent been in trouble with the law in 15 years,have since been to college have a degree and have totally turned my life around. me and my fiance are applying for a PMV and was wondering if there are others on here with juvenile criminal records,or adult records for that matter that are applying? we all make mistakes in life,i was young and dumb and hung out with the wrong crowd,and i am not ashamed of the dumb things i did,in hindsight i wish i hadnt but we all make mistakes. can anyone comment on what they put in the application as regards to criminal records. if you wan to stay annonomous send me a personal message.


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What kind of immigration are you looking to do? Holiday, skilled migration...?


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What kind of immigration are you looking to do? Holiday, skilled migration...?
PMV Melandabdul.


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this is from the Australian Govt website.

Spent convictions


You must declare all spent convictions when you complete your application form.

The spent convictions law allows people with minor convictions to disregard those convictions after a certain period of time. A conviction may be considered spent if:
品t is 10 years since the date of the conviction (or five years for juvenile offenders)
付he person was not sentenced to imprisonment or was not sentenced to imprisonment for more than 30 months
付he person has not re-offended during the 10 years (or five years for juveniles) period
病 statutory or prescribed exclusion does not apply.

The department is allowed to ask you for this information for the purpose of assessing your application.


So i guess I should relax since ive been a good boy for almost 15 years...?


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I find that statement confusing. It says your st declare all spent convictions and then say the spent conviction law allows you to disregard them after so long...huh?!?


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this is from the Australian Govt website.

Spent convictions


You must declare all spent convictions when you complete your application form.

The spent convictions law allows people with minor convictions to disregard those convictions after a certain period of time. A conviction may be considered spent if:
品t is 10 years since the date of the conviction (or five years for juvenile offenders)
付he person was not sentenced to imprisonment or was not sentenced to imprisonment for more than 30 months
付he person has not re-offended during the 10 years (or five years for juveniles) period
病 statutory or prescribed exclusion does not apply.

The department is allowed to ask you for this information for the purpose of assessing your application.


So i guess I should relax since ive been a good boy for almost 15 years...?
Yeah from that I read that "you must declare all spent convictions" as they want you to declare them even if they are considered spent.

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Yeah from that I read that "you must declare all spent convictions" as they want you to declare them even if they are considered spent.

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Certainly sounds like they will take that information into account as part of their decision making processing as well.


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I am sure they will, but I am going to stop sweating it,and look at it as I did immiture stupid things when I was 16, and I am now 35. I have since changed my life and its been almost 15 years. I am going to be as honest as I can,and I am also thinking of writing a letter to my CO ,but my fiance' says it will sound "desperate"...any thoughts?


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also,if I was a lifetime trouble maker,I surely wouldnt have made it 15 years without getting into trouble and went to get a degree ect ect...


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I am sure they will, but I am going to stop sweating it,and look at it as I did immiture stupid things when I was 16, and I am now 35. I have since changed my life and its been almost 15 years. I am going to be as honest as I can,and I am also thinking of writing a letter to my CO ,but my fiance' says it will sound "desperate"...any thoughts?
I think if you do declare your youthful immature activities then you should explain it and how that isn't you now. I can understand if you forgot to mention that stuff and claim you didn't know that is what they were asking.... I really doubt they could get your closed records but who knows for sure. It may depend what you actually did as to how they would view it.

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