Australian Visa Cancellations on Character Grounds

Australian Visas Cancelled on Character Assessment.

Australian Visas can be cancelled where a Visa holder (Permanent or Temporary) no longer complies with the Australian Character requirements.

The most common Nationalities, where the Visa is cancelled on character grounds, seems to be New Zealand and United Kingdom, with 56% of the total cancellations between them.

This chart, from…/visa-cancellation shows the top ten countries for this event, during 2018.

Visa Cancellations for Character by Country 2018

The reasons for visa cancellation can vary from Drug Offences, Motoring Offences, Violence, and many other types of crime.
The following chart shows the most common crime types for this in 2018.

Visa Cancellations for Character by Crime 2018

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Character refusal will also lead to any un-decided visa applications being refused.
These figures are not include in the above charts.

Visa Refusals under section 501 (character grounds).

A visa refusal is different to a visa cancellation, and relates to those applying for a visa, rather than a visa holder, who has the visa cancelled.

In 2017/18 there were 537 Visa Refusals under section 501
In 2016/17 there were 631 Visa Refusals
In 2015/16 there were 423 Visa Refusals

Visa Cancellations under section 501 (character grounds).

In 2017/18 there were 905 Visa Cancellations under section 501
In 2016/17 there were 1,277 Visa Cancellations
In 2015/16 there were 987 Visa Cancellations



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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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