I'm asking on behalf of a young man who is a friend to our kids. He's 23 now, and when he was 19 was charged and convicted with dealing in pills (not sure what drug exactly). He went to court and was placed on good behaviour, has served his community service and is now a qualified tradesperson who has put the past bad behaviour and mistakes behind him. He has been told that while he can obtain a passport and travel overseas with his criminal record, he may not be allowed into the country when he gets there. He doesn't want to go to Bali or Thailand or anything, just New Zealand. My question is, who can answer this question definitively? He doesn't want to risk getting there only to be sent home.