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Character Requirements

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All potential migrants to Australia under the Skilled Migration route, or temporary migrants on a working holiday, must have their character assessed as part of the visa grant process. Applicants must declare it if they have a criminal record, however minor and regardless of how long ago they incurred it.

The onus is on the applicant to prove they are of good character, an applicant can fail the test if:  

Substantial Criminal Record

For the purposes of migration to Australia under the Skilled Migration route, a person is deemed to have a substantial criminal record if they have been: