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Status Resolution Service

What is a re-entry ban

A re-entry ban, also known as an exclusion period, means a person may not be able to return to Australia for up to three years. A re-entry ban may be imposed when a person breaches their visa conditions.

A re-entry ban will apply, if:

  • you overstay your visa by more than 28 days
  • your visa is cancelled because:
    • you provided false documents or false information to the Department of Home Affairs
    • you are considered to be a risk to the health, safety or good order of the Australian community
    • you are convicted of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, or a law of an Australian state or territory
    • you are found to have breached a visa condition, for example, you worked when your visa had a no work condition
    • you hold a student visa but have failed to maintain appropriate enrolment, breached another visa condition, or have been found not to be a genuine student
    • you hold a visitor visa but were found not to be in Australia as a genuine visitor.

For more information see Re-entry ban.