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Australia strengthens the character test relating to the revocation or cancellation of visas

From the 15 April 2021, the Australian Government will introduce stronger measures surrounding character tests for non-citizens applying for a visa to enter or remain in Australia. The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke has announced a new Ministerial Direction (MD) 90 - Visa refusal…

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What should I do if my visa has or will expire in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

People on temporary visas are facing uncertain futures as their visas are about to or have expired whilst in Australia. It is imperative that if your visa is due to expire or has expired, you obtain advice as to what your options are. There may be options to apply for…

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Visa cancelled due to incorrect information given or provided to the Department of Home Affairs

It is a requirement that a visa applicant must fill in or complete his or her application form in a manner that all questions are answered, and no incorrect answers are given or provided. There is also a requirement that visa applicants must not provide incorrect information during interviews with…

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What happens if my visa is refused or cancelled due to my character?

If you have your visa refused or cancelled, you need to get expert advice a soon as possible. Strict time limits apply to drafting submissions and appeals. A visa refusal or cancellation can limit the type or visas you can apply for in the future or even prohibit you from…

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