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Two questions I'm travelling to Australia in the 17th of

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Hi two questions I'm travelling to Australia in the 17th of November for a week and I've been there many times in the past 20 years. Lately there is a lot of media on Australia not allowing people in their with past convictions. In 1987 I had a drink driving
offence where I lost my licence for 6 months I have never been stopped before and I am worried that they are righting the rules Will I be able to travel as I've bought my tickets a Also how would I apply for a clean slate in New Zealand as that was 28 year
ago
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

You don't have to apply for the Criminal Records Clean Slate Act to apply, and it applies automatically to all relevant convictions, like yours, after 7 years. You can now say you have a clean record and you won't have a problem with Australian Immigration.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will I need to apply online or what would I mark on the onboard prior to landing re conviction
I've been over virtually every year without incident
There's just a lot of hype on the radio at the moment
Thanks
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

You can say you have nothing, because the Act says you are allowed to do so. In any event, this conviction would not stop you anyway

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