Check if visa cancellation or refusal affects you
You might not be eligible to apply for some Australian visas if:
- your visa application was refused, or
- your visa was cancelled
But you might be eligible to apply for some other visas. To be granted a visa, you must meet all relevant visa eligibility criteria.
No substantive visa and had a visa refused or cancelled
If you don't have a
substantive visa and you:
- since last entering Australia, were refused a visa, other than a Bridging visa
- were refused an entry permit and became an illegal entrant before 1 September 1994, and have not subsequently left Australia
- had a visa that was cancelled on or after 1 September 1994
You can apply for:
Cancelled visa due to concerns about your character
You are permanently excluded from being granted most visa types except for a Protection visa (subclass 866).
Refused visa due to concerns about your character
If your visa was refused while you are in Australia, you can only apply for a Protection visa (subclass 866).
Criminal Justice Entry visas
If you have a Criminal Justice Entry visa, or you were in Australia after we cancelled your Criminal Justice Entry visa, the only visa you can apply for is
Protection visa (subclass 866).
Refused a protection visa
You can't apply for a Protection visa again if, since you last entered Australia, you were refused a Protection visa.
You can only make an application for another Protection visa if the Minister decides it is in the public interest for you to submit a further application.
See Form 1026i Limitations on applications in Australia