Help with Working Holiday Visa ?!
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Nov 16, 2012 4:47 PM Last Post By: Nice_But__
Nov 13, 2012 3:54 AM
Help with Working Holiday Visa ?!Hi There.
I know you probably get questions like this all the time , but I've looked all over google and been unable to find answers for the questions I have.
I initially applied for my WHV on the 24th October. I declared on my application that I had criminal convictions from when I was young. I was emailed by them on the 28th and asked to provide an ACPO certificate as well as additional information with regards the circumstances leading upto and surrounding each offence. I paid £89 for the premium service and received a few days later, it wasn't until last Tuesday( 5th November) however, that I sent it away.
On my ACPO certificate , it states that I was convicted of " housebreaking" in 2005 ( at the age of 15 , a group of friends and I made a moronic decision to enter the house of a friend whom was on holiday and take alcohol that belonged to his parents- one o my friends had the keys, was charged at the age of 16 and convicted at 17, got a £200 fine, I have stated all of this in depth in the additional info) , and a ' breach of the peace ' in 2006 , which was just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, was given a £100 fine. Since then I have been completely law abiding and consider myself to be of good character. I have never been put in prison or been given community service.
I have two questions -
Has anyone got experience of anyone getting a WHV with a criminal record and do you think I will be okay getting my WHV granted?
When I sent the additional documents through, I sent it to the visa help desk email address as opposed to attaching them to my application on the website as I have somehow managed to forget the password I made for the website . I was sent an email back to say that they had received the email but when I check the status of my lodged application it still has a notification that says ' additional information required' from the 28th . So I'm wondering whether or not they have actually received the info, and how long it is likely to take to process after attaching additional documents ?
I have been really anxious about this , as I am flying to Thailand to meet my girlfriend this weekend, and we are planning to go to oz together after, she has already got her visa .
Any help, advice or tips would be appreciated .
Nov 13, 2012 5:02 AM
Nov 13, 2012 5:27 AM
Nov 13, 2012 6:59 AM
3sorry, I'm a British citizen trying to obtain an Australian whv.
Nov 16, 2012 4:47 PM
4Usually if you forget passwords, there are options for them to send you an email with a temporary pone - that might help you to attach/send the extra info in the way that they asked you to.
That in turn might then help Oz process your application.
Or indeed, call the consulate/visa help line and speak to a person about it (though it does cost some considerable amount of pounds to get through the menus to speak to a person).
Having a record will slow down visa applications for the rest of your life, so in future, apply more in advance.
(one of the consequences of choosing to break the law)
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