Relevant document: ‘Record of Convictions'.
Apply to the address above or email the completed form.
Provide: Applications must be made using the ‘Request your own Criminal Conviction History’ Form and the request must be for a Full Record of Convictions (the Full Record of Convictions box on Step 3 of the form must be ticked). You should not use a third party to obtain your record on your behalf as this will not satisfy the requirements of the Department.
If you receive more than one letter from the NZ Ministry of Justice, one indicating 'no convictions' and one indicating 'convictions' with an attached convictions list, both letters must be provided to the Department.
If you receive only one letter from the NZ Ministry of Justice, indicating 'no convictions' you will need to supply this letter and your consent for the Department to seek confirmation from the NZ Ministry of Justice in relation to the number of letters issued.
Your consent must include the following information: You Full Name; Date of Birth; Gender; Address; email; contact number; your MOJ reference number and the following declaration:
I hereby consent to the disclosure, by the Ministry of Justice New Zealand information to the Australian Department of Home Affairs that is restricted to whether I was issued more than one letter in response to my application for a Criminal Records Check. I understand that the response from the Ministry of Justice will be a Yes/No response only.
The disclosure of this information to the Australian Department of Home Affairs is to be used for visa and citizenship purposes only.
The declaration must be signed and dated.
Note: You will first obtain a full NZ Ministry of Justice police clearance. If there are any sentences of imprisonment, you will be required to provide the aforementioned declaration and Form 80 (available from the Department).
A ‘no convictions’ letter will have the wording:
“As at … (date) … you have no convictions based on the following information you provided: …”
A ‘convictions’ letter will have the wording:
“As at … (date) … and based on the information you provided below, please find enclosed the result of your conviction check: …” The letter will include an attached list of conviction/s that must be provided to the Department.