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NZ. Good character

Old Mar 4th 2002, 4:42 pm
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Can anyone help? I am considering applying in the next few months for permanent residence but have a potential problem. About 12 years ago when I was a student and stupid I was convicted of theft for taking a 2 mile drunken joyride on somebody else's moped. Since that time I have never been in trouble. I'm a graduate with 9 years of relevant work experience and run my own consultancy.

Obviously theft is a serious offence and I wondered if anyone could share their experience as to how this might be viewed and how it could affect my chances. I have been through the self assessment guide and I've seen what it says with regard to good character.

Thanks for any response.


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Old Mar 4th 2002, 10:12 pm
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I'm not one to advocate being economical with the truth but why not request your police reports and see if the conviction is on there? The chances are that it will not be.

This then leaves the option of declaring it or not - I'm sure that it wouldn't count against you but who can tell...
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Old Mar 5th 2002, 9:05 am
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On 4 Mar 2002 17:33:49 -0600, lmaynard <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'm not one to advocate being economical with the truth but why not request your
    >police reports and see if the conviction is on there? The chances are that it
    >will not be.
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    >This then leaves the option of declaring it or not - I'm sure that it wouldn't count
    >against you but who can tell...
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I'd agree with this. From what I can recall, it's only custodial sentences
and/or crimes committed in the last 10 years that count against you (but don't
quote me on that!)

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Old Mar 5th 2002, 8:05 pm
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I'm not sure but i think you can apply to the police about getting it taken off your
record or something. A friend of mine had this when wanting to be a counsellor in a
school enviroment -(hence police check) It's worth speaking to the citizens advice
about it. "rich.arlene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Can anyone help? I am considering applying in the next few months for permanent
    > residence but have a potential problem. About 12 years ago when I was a student and
    > stupid I was convicted of theft for taking a 2 mile drunken joyride on somebody
    > else's moped. Since that time I have never been in trouble. I'm a graduate with 9
    > years of relevant work experience and run my own consultancy.
    >
    > Obviously theft is a serious offence and I wondered if anyone could share their
    > experience as to how this might be viewed and how it could affect my chances. I
    > have been through the self assessment guide and I've seen what it says with regard
    > to good character.
    >
    > Thanks for any response.
    >
    >
    > Richard.
    >
    >
    >
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    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 

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