Complicated Circumstances

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I cannot meet the health requirements for visa. What should I do?

If you or any of your family members do not meet the health requirements in your visa application, the application may be refused.

However, there are circumstances where health requirements may be waived. Ascent Lawyers can assist you in applying for health waiver applications in a visa application. Please do not hesitate to contact our lawyers to assist you in this matter.

I have a criminal history. Would it impact my visa application?

If you have a criminal record, a history of breaching visa conditions, have been refused entry or deported by another country, you may need to address such character issues in your application.

At Ascent Lawyers, our experienced immigration lawyers can assess your character issue(s) and advise the potential impact on your visa application. Furthermore, we will assist you in preparing a submission and submit it together with your visa application.

I have provided false documents or misleading information in my visa application. What should I do?

Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 is a requirement for the grant of most visas, including:

-Skilled migration visas
-Business visas
-Temporary visas
-Student visas
-Family visas

Under PIC 4020, if you have submitted bogus documents or information that is false or misleading, your visa might be refused.

If your visa application is refused under PIC 4020, you will be subject to a non-grant period of:

– 10 years if you or a member of the family unit have a visa application refused because of failure to satisfy the Minister as to the identity
– 3 years if you or a member of the family unit have a visa application refused for providing bogus documents or information that is false or misleading

If you are put on notice that the Department of Home Affairs is considering to refuse your visa for failing to satisfy PIC 4020, Ascent Lawyers can assist you in drafting a detailed response. If your visa is refused under PIC 4020, you may have the right to have the decision reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

I received a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation from the immigration department. What should I do?

Before your visa is canceled, the Department of Home Affairs will send you a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation and you will be invited to respond within 28 days or any other timeframe specified in the letter. This gives you the chance to explain why your visa should not be canceled.

Ascent Lawyers can assist you in drafting a persuasive submission to ensure the case officer fully understand your circumstances and clarify any incorrect findings.

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