As a visa applicant, you must prove your identity and provide true information with your application.
We might refuse your visa application for failing to satisfy Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 if you, or any of the members of your family unit:
We might not grant you a visa (which has PIC 4020 as a criterion) for a period of ten years if you, or a member of your family unit, have a visa application refused because of a failure to satisfy us as to your identity.
We might not grant you a visa (which has PIC 4020 as a criterion) for a period of three years if you, or a member of your family unit, have a visa application refused due to providing
bogus documents or information that is
false and misleading.
Chance to comment
We will notify you and ask you to provide comments within a specified time period if you do not satisfy us as to your identity, or we believe
bogus documents or
false and misleading information has been provided, or you are affected by a non-grant period.
If we refuse your visa application you may have the right to have the decision reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
We will advise of your review rights if we refuse your visa application .
Future visa applications
If we refuse your visa application under PIC 4020, you can make a new visa application but the following restrictions will apply:
Visas affected by PIC 4020
If you have applied for any of the following visas, you must satisfy PIC 4020:
- skilled migration visas
- business visas
- temporary visas
- student visas
- family visas.