Visa Cancellations

An Australian visa may be cancelled in certain circumstances. These include:

  • If you do not comply with a condition on your visa (for example, if you are caught working when you have a ‘no work’ condition on your visa);
  • If there is a change in your personal circumstances, such that the circumstances under which the visa was granted no longer exist (for example, if you are a holder of a Spouse Visa and your relationship breaks down);
  • If you fail the character test (for example, if you have a substantial criminal record);
  • If the Department becomes aware that you provided false or misleading information to them when you applied for your visa;
  • If the Department becomes aware that you provided false or misleading information to them when you entered Australia on your inbound passenger card; or
  • Where the Department forms the view that your continued presence in Australia may prejudice the relationship between Australia and another country.

When an officer of the Department makes the decision to cancel; and depending on the reason for the cancellation, you may have a right to appeal the decision at either the Migration Review Tribunal, or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

If you are told that your visa may be cancelled, or in the other words if Department of Immigration is considering Visa Cancellation, you should contact us to talk to a Migration Agent for advice as soon as possible.

You can book a consultation here.

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