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Meercat 01-15-2014 04:45 AM

Will i get my visa?
 
Hi guys,

Im planning on working the 14/15 season in Hakuba.
Im a bit worried i won't get my visa though given i have a minor criminal charge.

I went to court for being caught with a plastic baton (considered a prohibited weapon in NSW, Australia) i got a fine but no jail time or community service etc

I tried ringing the Japanese consulate to ask, but they didn't speak much English..
anyone know if this will be a problem? :dunno:

thanks in advance!

STR8SHOOTR 01-15-2014 05:30 AM

That sounds like a misdemeanor. I wouldn't think that would stop you from getting a vista. I could be wrong with all the craziness in the world that would be a sin.

Meercat 01-15-2014 02:11 PM

Thanks, thats what i was thinking... guess i'll apply and hope for the best!

WuzzA21 01-15-2014 02:39 PM

Did you get a criminal conviction? No?
Ill answer my question for you! No you don't have a conviction for a simple misdemeanor.
I have a few (4) drug charges to my name, but no criminal convictions. My next offence would have given me a conviction but.

Stupid Australian goverment scaring people into thinking these stupid things.

It has to be a serious offence to get a criminal conviction.

jml22 01-15-2014 02:46 PM

Just get a letter from a PD department in a town/city you haven't been arrested in. As long as it's not hookedup o like a livescan or something that tracks your identiy you'll be fine.
So lets say you've been arrested but not charged in Irvine california, you can just goto Long beach california to get the letter made.

vknyvz 01-15-2014 03:22 PM

charges vs convictions...

you're innocent until proven guilty and convicted of something, pretty much anybody can charge you with anything doesn't mean darn thing

Meercat 01-15-2014 04:48 PM

Ok thanks guys

I was pretty sure they said at court it was a prohibited weapons conviction.. but then again given it was so minor (both the offence and the fine)
Probably just a scare tactic..

When i go to Japan in a couple of weeks, and when i apply for my visa later in the year, should i just tick no when it ask about criminal record or tick yes and explain it?

WuzzA21 01-15-2014 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meercat (Post 1439521)
Ok thanks guys

I was pretty sure they said at court it was a prohibited weapons conviction.. but then again given it was so minor (both the offence and the fine)
Probably just a scare tactic..

When i go to Japan in a couple of weeks, and when i apply for my visa later in the year, should i just tick no when it ask about criminal record or tick yes and explain it?

Tick no.
If there is a million to 1 chance you get pulled up on it, say "as far as i knew i was charged and not convinced".

If you are still unsure, get onto nsw police checks. Pay $40 for a complete police check.

Meercat 01-15-2014 05:57 PM

Ok thanks heaps:thumbsup:

Bones 01-15-2014 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vknyvz (Post 1439225)
charges vs convictions...

you're innocent until proven guilty and convicted of something, pretty much anybody can charge you with anything doesn't mean darn thing

Yes, but allowing a foreigner into your country is granting a privilege not "allowing" a right.

The USA, for example, can and will deny entry for an arrest, let alone a charge or conviction


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