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Getting a Tourist Visa with a Criminal Record


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Old 09-06-2019, 09:04 AM
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Getting a Tourist Visa with a Criminal Record

Does anyone have any experience with this? I have a family member who has a criminal record (they were incarcerated for 2 years in an Asian country for a crime that would have gotten a warning in Australia). I have just had a baby and they want to come visit me (I'm an Australian citizen). I know they can't apply for an e-visa and everything I read online says that you can't have a criminal record for a crime where the sentence was longer than 12 months and get a tourist visa but I'm hoping there are exceptions as this was 10 years ago and the family member hasn't had so much as a parking ticket since. I guess I'm hoping to hear any positive stories from people who have had family members with criminal records who have been able to get a tourist visa. TIA!


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Old 09-06-2019, 10:19 PM
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In a serious case such as this, it would be best to consult with a professional.
(There is a list of Registered Migration Agents pinned to the top of this forum).
While there may be someone else who has obtained a visa in similar circumstances, each case is treated on an individual basis, and what may apply to one person does not necessarily apply to another.

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In a serious case such as this, it would be best to consult with a professional.
(There is a list of Registered Migration Agents pinned to the top of this forum).
While there may be someone else who has obtained a visa in similar circumstances, each case is treated on an individual basis, and what may apply to one person does not necessarily apply to another.
You're probably right thanks Steve. I should probably look for one that has more experience in this department but I'm not sure how I would find that out apart from calling.


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Any of the agents listed would be either be able to assist, or refer you to someone who can.

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Old 09-07-2019, 02:38 AM
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You're probably right thanks Steve. I should probably look for one that has more experience in this department but I'm not sure how I would find that out apart from calling.
It is pretty hard to get on that list, just read a few of their reply's and see who you relate to best.

Or get a few quotes.

They are all very good.

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Any of the agents listed would be either be able to assist, or refer you to someone who can.
Thanks Steve 🙂


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You're probably right thanks Steve. I should probably look for one that has more experience in this department but I'm not sure how I would find that out apart from calling.
It is pretty hard to get on that list, just read a few of their reply's and see who you relate to best.


Or get a few quotes.

They are all very good.

Good idea, I'll check out the list and see who I can relate to with this issue 🙂
Good idea, it's important to find one you relate to, I've seen a few who weren't very good! (For a different issue)


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