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Travelling Overseas & Disclosing Convcitions

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Samgay123 View Drop Down
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    Posted: 09/March/2016 at 11:57
Hi all,

I'm planning to travel overseas to Taiwan and Japan and I have a no conviction recorded for shoplifting 5 years ago when I was 17 (which resulted in a Good Behaviour Bond for 6 months).

I have recently ordered a police certificate where there are appears to be no disclosable convictions. I am planning to travel to Taiwan and Japan for less than 1 week which requires no visa, however in the pre-screening form they give you before you land there is generally a question which requires you to disclose if you have any criminal convictions-would just like to no what other people have done if they have been in this position before?

I have contacted the Japanese consular of affairs in QLD they were adamant in saying I should tick no, because I have no convictions recorded, but when I contacted the immigration office in Japan they weren't really helpful and said it's up to the immigration officers when you land, in saying that I assume I have to disclose it? I also contacted the Taiwan consulate of immig. affairs in QLD... Similar sort of response.

Any input or suggestions would be helpful, thanks.

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  Quote emca01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/March/2016 at 07:40
a good behaviour bond is often granted without the magistrate recording a conviction. Given the criminal record check came back clean, I reckon you don't have a criminal record hence no need to say that you DO....

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