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Visa cancellations

The Minister for Immigration has several powers to cancel visas held by non-citizens under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth). The most common powers of cancellation are:

  • providing incorrect information [s 109]
  • non-compliance with a condition of the visa [s 116]
  • character grounds – i.e. failure to pass the character test [s 501]

There are also cancellation powers specific to particular categories of visas (e.g. s 137J which allows for automatic cancellation of a student visa where the visa holder is not complying with their study requirements).

Visa cancellations  :  Last Revised: Thu Jul 9th 2015
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