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Is It Possible To Apply For Australian Visa Without Meeting Character Requirements?

03 Sep 2014

Australia is leading country that offers excellent opportunities for overseas individuals. Thus, most of the people prefer for Australia immigration. Even, the individuals who are previously involved crime records also desires to migrate to Australia to seek better opportunities in order improve themselves positively and start a new life. According to the Australia immigration process every individual must meet the character requirements to migrate to Australia.  

How to migrate to Australia

Though it is significant to seek the opinion of a Australia immigration agent for applicants individual case, here an overview has been provided of what an applicant need to do to enter Australia when he or she have a criminal record.

  • Applicants need to make sure whether they can pass character test or not
  • Verify whether there is a need to produce police authorization documents

Even though the kind of proof necessary might vary based on the category of visa i.e. temporary or permanent visa, the character check remains the similar throughout the board.

Basically, to qualify the character test, applicant should not have a significant crime record that means applicants’ prison term should not exceed 12 months or have several sentences that mean over 24 months in prison. A balanced prison term is also considered as a prison sentence. If applicants are sentenced for more than 12 months it is difficult to get an Australia visa unless empathetic and convincing reasons can be provide.

If the criminal record is an insignificant one, often an easy and thorough clarification will be enough while submitting Australia visa application. Australia Department of Immigration and Border Protection also requests for the additional details or ask for a police authorization certificate in order to confirm the information provided by the applicants.

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