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Old 06-09-2013, 08:42 PM
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Ok if you dont know what it is you didnt get one. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:50 PM
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Ah I see your first post says lenghty juvenile time but I didnt register the 5 months time served which is why you didnt recieve the S501.

I'd be interested to hear from people who have recieved S501 during the course of their application.

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Old 06-09-2013, 09:26 PM
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DIAC knows my entire juvenile record, and they know i spent 5 months in a juvenile detention center. i believe as long as you can show youve been out of trouble for a decade or longer,and the charges werent drug/gun/or child molestation charges you should be fine.


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Old 06-09-2013, 09:32 PM
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Not strictly true, if you have substantial criminal record such as a sentence of 12months or more or a combined sentence of over 2 years for multiple convictions you get the intention to refuse and need to provide additional evidence of rehabilitation.

I do believe you're correct in saying that a clean 10 years fares favourably.

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from your avatar,you look like a nice couple...with enough evidence of your love for one another and him being out of trouble for a substantial amout of time i am sure youll be fine.


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Thanks for your uplifting words, I sure hope so :-)

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Old 06-28-2013, 08:34 AM
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UPDATE

We recently applied for a subclass 600 tourist visa even though we knew in advance my husband does not meet the character requirements becuase of his substantial criminal record. With this we submitted the police certificate and statements, as well as character statements from friends and family. I submitted a letter from my doctor confirming my pregnancy and due date and after an agonising wait - we today have been notified by VACCU (Visa Applicant Character Consideration Unit) that on this occassion they are not going to excercise their discretion in refusing the visa based on these grounds. It has been referred back to a CO in London for further processing, who we have had some close contact with.

Miracles do happen and although we haven't received a formal approval from the CO, I would be very surprised if it is rejected at this point as the CO we have been in contact with has been very helpful and I just get that vibe she was rooting for us. I could be wrong and coming back to tell you a tale of woe soon, but I feel as though I am very very lucky to be recieving this good news and it looks like my husband may make it for the birth of our baby - if she can wait a bit longer as I am full term on Monday :-)
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We recently applied for a subclass 600 tourist visa even though we knew in advance my husband does not meet the character requirements becuase of his substantial criminal record. With this we submitted the police certificate and statements, as well as character statements from friends and family. I submitted a letter from my doctor confirming my pregnancy and due date and after an agonising wait - we today have been notified by VACCU (Visa Applicant Character Consideration Unit) that on this occassion they are not going to excercise their discretion in refusing the visa based on these grounds. It has been referred back to a CO in London for further processing, who we have had some close contact with.

Miracles do happen and although we haven't received a formal approval from the CO, I would be very surprised if it is rejected at this point as the CO we have been in contact with has been very helpful and I just get that vibe she was rooting for us. I could be wrong and coming back to tell you a tale of woe soon, but I feel as though I am very very lucky to be recieving this good news and it looks like my husband may make it for the birth of our baby - if she can wait a bit longer as I am full term on Monday :-)
That's fantastic news kmarees1986!

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:03 PM
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We got the TV! 3 Months, and no 8503 as yet - but perhaps they might impose it at the airport?? Anyway my husband is coming to Australia and thats enough for me :-)
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YES! YES YES YES YES YES YES!!! Oh my gosh, I have goosebumps I'm so excited and happy for you! HOLD ON in there a little longer, little one!!!

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