I lost my court report. I would like to obtain the court report for US visa. The conviction was 2000 March 24. I only

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Customer: I lost my court report. I would like to obtain the court report for US visa. The conviction was 2000 March 24. I only have limited memory on this except the date anf date and my name not sure who I can get help to obtain my district court report which was 20 yrs ago
JA: Can you confirm which state you're in? It will help the Lawyer give you a specific answer since laws can vary by location.
Customer: Christchurch district court
JA: Do you have any court dates or documents relevant to this situation?
Customer: I only have a document from NZ police vetting . The the date of my sentence was 24 March 2000
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: and was fined ND$3,000
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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington with more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.
Customer
Hi Chris
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My name is***** require some assistant
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

You can apply again at the Ministry of Justice or your local courthouse for a copy of your criminal record. Here is the link to apply online

https://www.justice.govt.nz/criminal-records/get-your-own/

Customer
I can get the court report from this Ministry of Justice?
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Yes, that is correct

Customer
Just to clarify. This link is different from Good of Conduct from Police Dept?
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Or Police Certificate
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

The report from the Ministry of Justice is the official New Zealand record of your criminal convictions and is what is required for the visa

Customer
Ok.
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Thank you
Customer
One more question. If I want to obtain the court full report of my criminal, that is the same report that will release by MoJ? And this is same document if I obtain from the district court as well?
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the document will be from the same database where ever you get it from, and will be the same report
Customer
I managed to obtain the court report from district court (US embassy only received from court). However, it does show all the conviction listed there even it was 22 yrs ago and No Clean Slate Act 2004 applied oversea after I consulted the court. So, my US visa has been refused by US consular due to “moral turpitude” (as they claimed). Its so crazy, even 22 years and over this 22 years I am clean…
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I managed to obtain the court report from district court (US embassy only received from court). However, it does show all the conviction even it was 22 yrs ago and No Clean Slate Act 2004 applied oversea after I consulted the court. So, my US visa has been refused due to “moral
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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington with more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.
Customer
There is really no way to clean my criminal record in NZ?
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Although the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act would enable you to say you have no record, this act does not apply to United States visa applications.
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Their guidelines state this and the usual response is to apply for a character waiver. Were you told you could do that?

Customer
Character waiver in NZ or in US?
Customer
US consular asked me I can apply for “waiver for grounds ineligibility” .. so you refer to US or NZ? If NZ, no one told me I can apply that
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

You apply for the waiver at the US Consulate in Auckland and they usually require you to attend for a personal interview

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Ok
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