It all rather depends on what the criminal record was for.
New Zealand will only grant a holiday visa if you are of ‘good character.'
- You have been convicted and sentenced to prison for twelve months or longer within the last ten years.
- You have been convicted and given a prison sentence of five years or more, regardless of whether this has since expired from your record.
- You have belonged to, supported or participated with any organisation believed to be involved with criminal objectives or engaged in criminal or terrorist activities.
- You have a New Zealand removal order in force against you or have ever been deported from any country including New Zealand.
- It is though that whilst in New Zealand you are likely to assist or commit criminal offences, drug offences or acts of terrorism.
- It is thought that due to any international circumstances it is likely that you represent a danger to New Zealand’s security or public order.
Then it is unlikely that your visa application is likely to be successful.
However, if you have a criminal record of a different nature e.g. disqualification from driving, or more common offences, then New Zealand will require more information to decide whether or not you meet the character requirements.
Contact them [email protected]
or by telephone on 01925 451165 for more information.
I hope that this helps
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