Having a criminal conviction doesn’t necessarily stop you from having visa for Australia as long as you fully disclose all convictions and provide information that has been requested. All supporting evidence will be taken into account by immigration when making a decision on your application.
All criminal convictions must be declared on the application and further information will be requested to support it.
If you have been charged with any offence that is currently awaiting legal action, or if you have been convicted of a crime or offence in any country including any conviction which is now removed from official records, you still need to declare it on your Australian application.
Additional information will be required to support your application. You may be asked to provide a police clearance certificate for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more and a personal statement of events. Upon receipt of your application, we will provide you with a check list of required documents relevant to you.
Your visa application will take longer to process once a conviction is declared. All applications are assessed on a case by case basis.