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    PhilT is offline Junior Member
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    Hi,

    My girlfriend and myself are applying for residency under the skilled migrant category. We have recently had our EOI accepted and have been given an ITA. I have just realised that I did not declare a conviction for drink driving which happened in September 2000 resulting in a 18month ban and 170 fine in my EOI. I am now waiting for the weekend to be over so I can contact NZI and mention the mistake.... I'm a bit stressed as I do not know how this will affect my ITA. Can anyone help calm my nerves and give me an indication of how they will react to my situation.

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    Phil T

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    It would be a good idea to let them know a.s.a.p. before they find out any other way which they will do when you send in your police certificate. If it looks like it might be a problem (see below), you could try applying for a character waiver.

    A5.25 Applicants normally ineligible for a residence visa or permit unless granted a character waiver

    Applicants who will not normally be issued with a residence visa or granted a residence permit, unless granted a character waiver (see A5.25.1(b) below), include any person who has been:

    1. convicted at any time of any offence against the immigration, citizenship or passport laws of any country; or
    2. convicted at any time of any offence involving prohibited drugs; or
    3. convicted at any time of any offence involving dishonesty; or
    4. convicted at any time of any offence of a sexual nature; or
    5. convicted at any time of any offence for which they were sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether the sentence was of immediate effect or was deferred or was suspended in whole or in part); or
    6. convicted (whether in New Zealand or not) of an offence committed at any time when the applicant was in New Zealand unlawfully or was the holder of a temporary permit or was exempt under the Act from the requirement to hold a permit, being an offence for which the Court has power to impose imprisonment for a term of 3 months or more; or
    7. convicted at any time of any offence involving violence; or
    8. convicted at any time during the last five years, of an offence (including a traffic offence), involving dangerous driving, driving having consumed excessive alcohol (including drunk driving and driving with a blood or breath alcohol content in excess of a specified limit) or driving having consumed drugs; or
    9. in the course of applying for a New Zealand visa or permit, has made any statement or provided any information, evidence or submission that was false, misleading or forged, or withheld material information; or
    10. at any time in a public speech or public comments, or public broadcast, or in publicly distributing or publishing a document:
    1. argues that one race or colour is inherently inferior or superior to another race or colour, or
    2. used language intended to encourage hostility or ill will against any person or group of persons on the basis of colour, race or ethnic or national origins of that person or group; or
    11. has been, or is, a member of (or adheres or has adhered to) any organisation or group of people which (at the time of the person's membership or adherence) had objectives or principles based on:
    1. hostility against people or groups of people on the basis of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins, or
    2. an assumption that persons of a particular race or colour are inherently inferior or superior to other races or colours.
    12. in support of any application by another person for a New Zealand visa or permit, has made any statement or provided any information, evidence or submission that was false, misleading or forged.
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    As this happened in 2000 and they only ask you to declare an offence that occured in the past 5 years you appear to have done nothing incorrectly

    I should assume that it would not be relevent

    I should wait until the police reports arrive and see if it is on them

    We had a similar situation in that my wife had a conviction for careless driving. This appeared on the police report as it had occured 3 years ago. We had not included in the EOI as the offence is not covered in their questions.

    The CO, when this was explained, did not consider it a problem

    I think that you will be fine given the time since the offence


    Francis

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    With all the paperwork for your ITA - there is a page at the end for information that has changed (ie passports) or details you've forgotten.

    Tell them about it. We disclosed information dating back to 1992 (purely because it was an immigration issue) and my husband disclosed a blip on his name for a driving charge in 2005 even though his record came back clean

    We thought it better to just play open cards with them

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