Visa cancellation is extremely serious. If your visa is cancelled:
- you will become an “unlawful non-citizen” and may placed in immigration detention
- you may be forced to leave Australia
- you may be prevented from returning to Australia for a period or indefinitely.
The Department must notify you that it is considering cancelling your visa, and it must then consider your response expired before cancelling your visa. Time limits apply – if you do not respond within the period allowed you will lose your opportunity to make submissions. You must contact one of our experienced immigration lawyers as soon as you become aware that the Department is thinking about cancelling your visa.
If your visa has already been cancelled, you may be able to have a Tribunal or Court review the decision. Again strict time limits apply so contact us immediately for assistance.