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On A Student Visa- DUI

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Old 09-16-2009, 10:10 PM
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On A Student Visa- DUI

Hi there guys,
I'm currently on a OFFSHORE Higher Ed Sctr (Web) (TU 573) student visa in Australia, and a few months ago i was caught drinking driving. It was a one off offense i have absolutely NO history, and it really was the largest mistake of my life. I had my court date 2 weeks ago and received a fine and a one year suspension. My lawyer wasn't able to tell me how this could affect my student visa, if at all. It's valid until March 2011. This occured in Queensland, and my lawyer told me it's a traffic offense. I've begun paying off the fine, and I pled guilty and a conviction was recorded. Will this affect my student visa at all? I want to go home at christmas and just want to make sure i won't have any troubles getting back into the country. I'm just not sure what to do, or if i indeed have to do anything as long as I pay the fine in full in time.
Thanks so much

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Old 09-17-2009, 04:37 AM
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Have a look at the student visa section on the immi site but I doubt there will be anything there about a Driving offence, even if it was a DUI conviction.

If you have a look under Character within any eligibility section of a visa application, you will see that there are links to police checks and a Form 80 it may be that says a conviction for a crime considered serious enough to warrant a penal sentence for 12 months or more is what you can have a visa application refused for.

Seeing as you already have your visa bout the only thing you need to do is on your return to Australia, make sure on your arrivals card where it usually asks about convictions you just tick yes and record 'traffic offence'.
If you get asked by the immi person when doing the passport presentation, that's when you can say DUI but could be you'll not be asked.

There is also the 'obligations' section in visa applications info and it has a reference to telling immigration about any changes and it is there more for if something has changed that was a condition with a visa, but if you wanted to reassure yourself more, just give immi a ring on 131881 and listen to which buttons to press and you'll get through to a helpful person with whom you can check and I'd be surprised if he has anymore to say than just put it on your arrivals card.

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