Can I Travel To Australia With A Dui

Can I travel to Australia with criminal record?

Yes, travellers with a criminal record may apply for the Australian ETA or an eVisitor Visa. A person convicted of a minor offence, who has not been sentenced to prison can complete the ETA or eVisitor application form.

Does DUI Show background check Australia?

Each state and territory in Australia has its own policies for handling a DUI offence. As a DUI offence is categorised as a criminal offence, a criminal background check for the purpose of a National Police Check will disclose details of the offence, unless subject to applicable spent convictions laws.

Can I go to Australia with a misdemeanor?

You must not have any criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences should not equal a total period of 12 months duration or more (whether served or not), at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia.”

How far back does a criminal background check go in Australia?

This period is known as the ‘waiting period’ or ‘crime-free period’ and is generally 10 years where a person was dealt with as an adult and 5 years otherwise (3 years in NSW). This legislation is commonly referred to as ‘spent convictions’ legislation.

How long does your convictions stay on criminal record?

If the person was 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense (i.e. legally considered to be an adult), then the conviction will be expunged from their record 11 years after the conviction date (not the offense date).

Do you declare spent convictions when traveling?

You will be required to apply for a visa when travelling to certain countries (for example the USA and Australia). Visa applications are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) and you would therefore need to disclose both spent and unspent convictions.

How long does a drunk driving charge stay on your record?

A drink driving endorsement (DR10) will remain on your licence for a period of 11 years from the date of conviction. Endorsement codes DR40 – DR70 remain on your driving licence for 4 years from the date of offence OR 4 years from the date of conviction where a disqualification was imposed for the offence.

Can I get a conviction removed from my record NSW?

You must wait until the relevant period of time has elapsed, at which point the conviction will automatically be removed from your criminal record. Unfortunately you cannot apply to have a conviction removed from your record any earlier.

Is drink driving a criminal record?

Drink driving is a criminal offence and will result in a criminal record. A criminal conviction will never go away, it’s always there and can always be found. Even if a criminal conviction becomes spent, it can still be detected on security checks carried out by employers.

Can you get an Australian visa with a drink driving conviction?

If you have a criminal record, you may also have to apply for a police certificate which can take up to 49 days. However, while it may delay your application, it is very unlikely that a conviction for a drink driving offence will prevent you from obtaining a VISA to enter Australia as it is not considered significant.