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unpaid fines
3 years ago, May 14th 2016 No: 1 Msg: #196526  
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Hi all,

So I'm an Australian citizen by birth but have lived in the States for the passed 10 yrs. 5 yrs ago, I went home on my oz passport and got a speeding/talking on the phone while driving fine (yeah i know, i forgot about that rule). I'm travelling back to oz for the first time in December but on my American passport, as an American citizen, I will have my daughter (american) with me so I didn't want to be going through different immigration lines without her. So my question is, will those fines be picked up at check-in in Australia going through on an American passport? my Australian passport has since expired and I wasn't planning on renewing it either. I've tried to call a bunch of times but I get put on hold forever.
And I don't know if this matters but my oz passport is in my maiden name and my us passport is my married name.

Thanks in advance
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3 years ago, May 27th 2016 No: 2 Msg: #196714  
Meg, you should not encounter any problems if you have paid your fine. Reply to this

3 years ago, June 8th 2016 No: 3 Msg: #196854  
Hi Meg. When you apply for your Australian visa there is a question regarding previous criminal convictions. I don't think a traffic infringement falls into this category but, if you want to be sure, you could declare your traffic fine there. I don't believe you will have any problems as long as you have paid the fine.
[Edited: 2016 Jun 08 09:49 - John and Sylvia:18619 - Spelling]
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