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Meeting our requirements

Providing accurate information

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:

Non-grant period 

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 granted 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.

Review rights

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.