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Old Apr 23rd 2017, 1:24 am   #1
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Friend of mine is looking to visit us in Australia at the end of the year and will be applying for an E-Visitor visa.

The only thing is in 2013 he was convicted of possession of a Class A drug. Is he like to gain entry with this conviction?

Even with having the E-visitor, there are the visitor cards you fill out upon entry where you have to mention if you have a criminal record.

Is there a chance of him being refused entry when he gets here because of this?

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Friend of mine is looking to visit us in Australia at the end of the year and will be applying for an E-Visitor visa.

The only thing is in 2013 he was convicted of possession of a Class A drug. Is he like to gain entry with this conviction?

Even with having the E-visitor, there are the visitor cards you fill out upon entry where you have to mention if you have a criminal record.

Is there a chance of him being refused entry when he gets here because of this?

Thanks guys
Yes he could be allowed to enter with this conviction.
Yes he has to declare it on the landing card
Yes he could be refused entry. Only Australian citizens have the right to enter Australia. Anyone else can be refused entry.

His conviction is fairly recent, and it will depend on what his sentence was as to what he should be applying for visa wise.
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This is something that an immigration lawyer or professional consultants can only answer better to contact directly on the government website Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection or on third-party sites like https://www.travelvisaaustralia.com.au/

In addition, you will not be eligible for an eVisitor visa if you have a conviction that resulted in a prison sentence of 12 months or more (regardless of the time served)
This thread isfrom April!

FYI DIBP is not the place to gofor advice. They can only give very generic informatin and it is nt usually pertinent to detailed queries like this one.

The place to go for advice would have been a registered agent.
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