Entering or remaining in Australia is a privilege, and it is expected that non-citizens are, and have been, law- abiding. Visa holders must also continue to satisfy the character requirement.
Everyone who wants to enter or stay in Australia must satisfy the character requirement as set out in Section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act). This includes all non-citizens; sponsors of visa applicants and non- migrating family members seeking to enter or stay in Australia.
The Department of Home Affairs (‘the Department’) have the power to refuse or cancel a visa on the basis that a person does not pass the character test. In some cases, even if you do not pass the character test, the Department can exercise discretion not to cancel your visa.
It is important to engage Registered Migration Agent to assist in your visa applications and reviews to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (‘AAT’). Pinnacle Migration Australia have extensive knowledge in preparing appeal applications. Please remember there are strict time limits and therefore do not leave it to the last minute and contact us today for a tailored advice for your circumstances.