As per Section 501 of the Migration Act 1958, everyone who wants to enter Australia must be of good character and will be assessed against the character requirements. As part of your visa application, you might be required to provide a police clearance certificate or other evidence to satisfy the character requirements. In situations where an applicant has a substantial criminal record, meaning they have been sentenced to 12 months or more in prison, or multiple sentences that add up to more than 12 months in prison. A suspended sentence is considered a prison sentence, should the above circumstances apply to you it is highly probable that you might not meet the character requirements for immigration.
The Migration Act also gives the Department of Immigration the power to applicants of certain visas to undergo medical tests, the test are conducted by a Commonwealth Medical Officer in Australia, or an approved doctor in the country where the application if being lodged. Should the health requirement not be met the Migration Act provides that a visa cannot be grated.
For both situations, Carre Migration Australia has had many successful outcomes when representing our clients, even though success is not guaranteed, we advise that you contact us (in confidence), our team of experts will assess your situation and advise if we are able to assist.