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    Default Stupidity...and will it now affect my ITA???

    Ok....now I know I am really stupid and shouldn't have done this, but I submitted my ITA last week, all completed, everything fine.
    On saturday, I got caught for speeding (AAAAARGHHHH!) and due to the speed, it has to go to court. Will this now affect my police record and therefore ITA???
    Worried now that NZIS won't let me have my blue sticker because of this!!

    Any advice would be appreciated on behalf of my lead foot and stupidity

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    Calm down, Bstar. . There shouldn't be anything in that speeding case to cause a problem, or at least I'd hope there wouldn't be. NZIS are more concerned with more severe convictions than just traffic ones. Somewhere in my dark and dusty links files I've got something about what sort of offences they are looking for. If I can find it again, I'll post it on here.
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    Thanks Mother Bear!!
    Can you tell I am getting a leeeetle bit anxious by the whole process!!!?!?!
    I am just going to go and pour myself a chardy (NZ of course)!!! And calm down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstar View Post
    I am just going to go and pour myself a chardy (NZ of course)!!! And calm down!
    Pour one for me as well, please. Alcohol isn't too readily available in this neck of the woods.
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    This is the nearest I could come to your case, but it doesn't mention speeding.

    h - 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;

    It comes from Applicants normally ineligible for residents' visa or permit .
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    pheeew!!

    Thank you....that could have been a minor tragedy!!
    Think I will take the train and tube from now on, until that blue beauty is in my passport!!

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    Just realised that link I posted doesn't actually take you to the page I was reading from. Bah! NZIS just don't make things easy for us, do they?

    Can't even find my way back there again. Seems like whichever page you're on it has the same link and comes under the title of Index. Wish I'd copied the whole darned lot now so I don't have to go through this again. I've followed my footprints but just can't get back to the page I got the above from. .
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    Got the little blighter. What a palaver, wandering hither and thither following a trail of articles that have titles all looking and meaning the same thing, but the contents are quite different. Ah well, I'll paste it in here for any other such occasions. I stand more chance of finding it on the forum that chasing my tail around the NZIS Operations Manual.

    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:

    convicted at any time of any offence against the immigration, citizenship or passport laws of any country; or

    convicted at any time of any offence involving prohibited drugs; or

    convicted at any time of any offence involving dishonesty; or

    convicted at any time of any offence of a sexual nature; or

    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

    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

    convicted at any time of any offence involving violence; or

    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

    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

    at any time in a public speech or public comments, or public broadcast, or in publicly distributing or publishing a document:
    argues that one race or colour is inherently inferior or superior to another race or colour, or

    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

    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:
    hostility against people or groups of people on the basis of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins, or
    an assumption that persons of a particular race or colour are inherently inferior or superior to other races or colours.

    Note: When considering whether or not an applicant has committed an act that comes under A5.25 (i), (j) or (k) above, visa and immigration officers should establish whether, on the balance of probabilities, it is more likely than not that the applicant committed such an act.
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    Thanks again Mother bear....heard back from my immigration officer today, and he told me it will not affect my application....just so any of those daft enough to do what I did know for reference!!

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