Will speeding fines prevent me from meeting the good character requirements for citizenship?

Question Details: I am currently in the process of applying for New Zealand citizenship but in the last five years I have incurred three speeding fines. Will this prevent me from meeting the good character requirements?

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Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley

We cannot say whether speeding fines will necessarily prevent you from meeting good character requirements for citizenship, although they are a relevant factor.

For information on how 'good character' is assessed for an application for citizenship, please see the advice of the Department of Internal Affairs at www.dia.govt.nz.

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