When person’s application for a visa is refused, or their visa is cancelled under section 501 of the Migration Act, unless they already hold a protection visa, the person becomes an unlawful non-citizen.
Reasons why your visa may be cancelled
Your visa may be cancelled if:
If you are in Australia or immigration clearance DOHA will usually notify you of our intention to consider cancelling your visa and give your the opportunity to put forward reasons why your visa should not be cancelled within a strict timeframe.
The Minister may cancel your visa if you:
You will have 28 days to make representations why you think the decision to cancel your visa should be revoked. We will consider all the circumstances of your case before we respond.
Are you paying for sponsorship for an employer visa?
DOHA (Department of Home Affairs) may cancel your visa, if you are involved in paying for visa sponsorship which includes if you initiated or were complicit in the paying for sponsorship.
You will have a chance to put forward reasons why your visa should not be cancelled.
You should include evidence showing:
Changes to study
Immigration may cancel your student visa if you are no longer enrolled in a registered course.
Your enrolment ends when you complete the course, even if this is earlier than the end date on your Confirmation of Enrolment.
If you complete the course for which your visa was granted, you will have 3 months to depart Australia or apply for another visa.
Circumstances in which a student visa may be cancelled:
Your visa might also be cancelled if you are non compliant with any other student visa conditions.
We are available to discuss the particular circumstances of the relevant cancellation notice and provide advice on the options available based on the specific findings in the decision record (as provided by DOHA).