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Enquiry Form – New Zealand passport holders travelling with a criminal conviction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This form is for New Zealand passport holders with criminal convictions, seeking to travel to Australia. This form  provides guidance on whether you may be considered a “behaviour concern non-citizen”, which ​impacts your eligibility for a Special Category (subclass 444) visa (SCV). 

The decision whether to grant an SCV is made at the Australian border, by a delegated visa decision maker (an Australian Border Force Officer), at the time of your entry into the country. Any pre-travel assessment regarding your eligibility for an SCV, or any advice included in the below information is guidance only and does not guarantee a particular outcome at the border.

We cannot make a pre-travel assessment if you have been charged with a criminal offence in New Zealand but are yet to receive a verdict or sentence. Please submit your request when you have received a verdict or sentence.​