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Knowing the difference between conviction and offence when applying for citizenship

Category: Citizenships

Question asked


I and my family are Permanent Residents here in Australia from 2015.
We are planning to apply for citizenships. I just need to ask if the following concerns below may affect our application results.

1. I only have one daughter and she is under NDIS support due to autism.

2. I have one traffic offense. (Offence: Driving behind other vehicle too closely to stop safely)

I prefer to receive answers through email but I will leave my phone number for your reference.

Thanks for your help and answers.

Answer provided by Migration Agent

Hi M.,

Thanks for your questions on Ask-An-Agent.

1. Regarding your daughter under NDIS support, this has no impact on your citizenship application. Health related issues are addressed during visa applications only. So you need not worry about this.

2. Traffic offences of serious nature may impact the application especially those involving convictions. If the traffic offence in your case does not involve any conviction, it is not likely to have effect on success of your application for citizenship. Please remember to disclose these in your application. Not disclosing may hurt you.

Hope these answers will help you. Please let me know if you still have anything to ask related to above.
Stay safe

--- Clarification Request ----

Hi Migration Agent,

Thanks to your reply. Can I have some clarification what is convictions as stated in number 2?

---- Answer provided by Migration Agent ----

Hi M.,

Conviction is when someone goes to court and is proved guilty. Normal traffic offences involving on to spot fines does not come under that. In your case, it is not likely to be considered against you.

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