Australian Government policy and regulations are
designed to ensure that people who obtain visas to travel to Australia are of
You may be refused a visa if the Department of
Immigration is satisfied that you:
be likely to engage in criminal conduct in Australia
represent a danger
to the Australian community
are not of good
character. This is a general provision which, amongst other things,
allows the Department of Immigration to refuse visas to applicants who may
have been caught providing false information or documents.
have had a
previous visa or visa application rejected
Most visa categories require you to meet Public
Interest Criteria. Past criminal conduct, a substantial criminal record or
involvement in criminal activities may damage your Australian visa application.
If you have a concern about meeting the "good
character" or Public Interest Criteria then contact us for advice about how it
may affect your visa application.