I have a subclass 651 eVisitor visa to travel from the UK to Australia. One VISA condition is
The holder must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) for a total period of 12 months or more, at the time of travel to, and entry into Australia
Does "sentences" include disqualification from driving, or just prison time?
I do not have a substantial criminal record as cited on Autralian Government Department of Immigration and border protection: http://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Form/Immi-FAQs/what-is-a-substantial-criminal-record
My criminal record is for disqualification from driving for 12 months, by a Juvenile court 12 years ago (Aged 16), under aggravated vehicle taking, no insurance and driving otherwise then in accordance with a licence.
Does my subclass 651 eVisitor visa cover me, and do I need to apply for a different visa? I have called the Australian Immigration Office Overseas (Australian High Commission based) Europe Service Centre in London, and they did not have an answer, instead directed me to the webpages above, and said the decision on which visa I need is down to me.
I have also contacted ACRO customer services (UK), who stated the decision is down to the Australian High Commission.
I am planning to visit a friend for 16 days, and only need a visa to cover for tourism (not working or studying)