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Meeting our requirements

Character requirements for visas

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must be of good character to visit or live in Australia. This means you must meet the character requirements, and remain of good character.

The character requirements are set out under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958. They help us decide if you are of good character.

You must meet the character requirements if you are applying for:

  • a visa
  • Australian citizenship