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Are you an Australian citizen? I just returned on Sunday and when I completed the incoming card I do not recall a question about criminal convictions.
Is this a passenger card for a foreign country and which country are you going to?
Hi, I am holding a Chinese passport and I am a permanent resident of Australia. The Incoming Passeger Card is issued at the Australia airport for all non-Australia citizen, it asks: " Do you have any criminal conviction/s ? " . I am wondering if I can tick "no" even I am still in a bond? Thank you for your help. (my matter discharged without conviction, subject to a Good Behaviour Bond for a period of 12 months from Jan 2013 to Jan 2014 (According to section 19B(1)(d) of the Crimes Act 1914(Commenwealth).
Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
Do you mean that I am able to tick "no" to the question : Do you have any criminal conviction? even the bond is still active now?
What does the good behaviour bond exactly mean? If I have fines on speeding (within 10km/h), would it be considered as a breach?
If I finish the bond and no conviction is proceeded, will it have any impact on my permanent residency visa and my application for Australia citizenship?
Thank yo very much for your reply.
If I want to travel to other country next year, for example America. The incoming card / visa form at US airport is asking whether you have been charged/finding of guilt before? If I have finished my bond and no conviction is recorded, can I still say no?
I am planning to apply for an accounting job in NSW government / Commenwealth government next year, I know that a criminal history check is a must, I am wondering what will be showing on the criminal check if no conviction is recorded after the bond?
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