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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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I am new Zealander and have lived in Australia years got

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I am new Zealander and have lived in Australia for 35 years got houses , kids etc
I going back to new Zealand for holiday and had a criminal record 36 years ago can they stop me coming back here to Australia where I live
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 10 months ago.

Good Afternoon

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

Is the record here in Australia and what was it for.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No in new Zealand for drinking drive ing . Assault
petty stuff as teenager also 3 months prison for none payment of fines
Expert:  Leon replied 10 months ago.

Good Afternoon

Were these there when you first came to Australia?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Leon replied 10 months ago.

Good Afternoon

You have nothing to worry about you have a visa and it is the one that you will be coming back on and it was subject to the charges. You must make sure you get the return visa approved before you go though.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No cause I'm a new Zealander i reentry visa when i come boarder
that is when they issue it and make the decision if u can come in or
Expert:  Leon replied 10 months ago.

Good Afternoon

Your initial visa is what you came in on is the one you reenter on.

it does not change.