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10 year Visa ban for Supplying Bogus Documents or false Information- New Australian Visa Rule applied

Posted - 23, Nov 2017

The Australian government has introduced a new immigration rule for the visa applicants. As per the new rule, an applicant found guilty of providing misleading information or false documents can face 10 year visa ban. Australian government has made its immigration rules and requirements stern over the last few months and this new visa rule is one such example of the same.

10 year Visa ban for false documents or information

This new immigration rule, which was talk of the town for last couple of weeks, has now taken effect. The new rule can ban an applicant for ten years if found responsible for supplying forged or bogus information or documents to the immigration authorities. This has been implemented as part of the changes to migration regulations by promulgating the Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Regulations 2017 which is applicable from November 18.

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Section 4020 of the Public Interest Criterion

The new visa rule come under section 4020 of the Public Interest Criterion, which penalizes the applicants, who provide bogus documents or misleading information to the Immigration Department, Migration Review Tribunal, or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in the last 10 years applicant has submitted the application. The rule is applicable to the visa applications made on or after November 18, 2017.

As per the earlier rule in this regard, a candidate found guilty of supplying forged or bogus documents or information in the visa application during one year prior to submitting application, was liable for facing a ban of 3 years. However, now the government has extended the screening period for fraud detection to 10 years from 12 months. It clearly means that the person found guilty of immigration fraud or supplying forged documents or information in the application will be barred for 10 years, as per the new visa rule.

The government justifies the new Immigration rules

Australian Immigration Minister has justified the decision saying that government’s purpose behind the new rule is to deny the visa applicants from manipulating with the regulations by withdrawing the applications and then immediately applying once 12 month’s exclusion period is over.

The applicants found guilty of providing false information are likely to supply forged information to other departments after ‘actively wait out’ the 12 month’s ban and then apply again. Hence, the review period of ten years is essential, reasonable, and proportionate measure taken by the government to uphold the integrity of the whole visa framework.

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