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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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New health clarification for visas to ensure adequate health insurance

18 November 2017 sees the introduction of a new visa condition that will be attached to most temporary visas – Condition 8602. This Condition will require that the visa holder not have an ‘outstanding public health debt’. Additional amendments to the Migration Regulations 1994 will also assist to clarify what…

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Visa Cancelled or Refused – What do I do?

When your visa is cancelled or refused you often have limited time to decide how to move forward so it is important to get the right advice early. From 1 July 2015, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has been the only merits review tribunal that can make a decision after…

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Section 501 Character Requirement Amendments

Are you, or someone you know, the holder of an Australian visa that has spent 12 months or more in prison? On 11 December 2014 amendments to section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 came into effect, and these changes affect the character requirements to hold or be granted an…

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Have you received a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation (NOICC) from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection?

If so, our team of qualified migration lawyers and agents may be able to help with submissions to the Department in relation to the Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation (NOICC). Under the Migration Act 1958, there are several situations in which the Minister may cancel the visa of a…

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Conditions of a Visa and Cancellation

Are you the current holder of an Australian visa? Did you know that your visa may have certain conditions attached to it, and that failure to comply with the conditions of your visa can render your visa liable to cancellation? Between July 2014 and June 2015 nearly 11,000 student visas…

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Changes to the Australian Student Visa Framework

Are you considering coming to Australia to study? Are you unsure about which subclass of student visa is correct for the studies you will be undertaking in Australia? On 16 June 2015 the Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne and the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia…

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Registered Migration Agents Working For You With DIBP

By appointing FC Lawyers as your registered migration agents, you allow us to communicate with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on your behalf. As such, we will generally be the Department’s first point of contact in relation to your visa application. The Department may get in contact with…

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Have you had your visa application refused or visa cancelled?

If you’re in Australia and you’ve had your visa application refused or your visa cancelled, you will face limits on what visas you can apply for while you are still in Australia. Section 48 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and the Migration Regulations restrict non-citizens who have had their…

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Are you a Kiwi living in Australia? Are you facing a visa cancellation for your criminal record?

As a Kiwi, you’re able to come to Australia, live and work for an indefinite period of time. However, you are still technically a ‘temporary resident’ on a visa so you have to continue to meet the set ‘character’ test, or face having your visa cancelled. The Department of Immigration…

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