Top Reasons Why Your Visa Application May Be Rejected

The immigration department will reject your visa application if you do not meet the set requirements. Knowing the reasons for visa refusal will guide you as you apply for your Australian visa. So, what are these reasons? Read the article below. 

Submission of Fake Documents

The department conducts a thorough evaluation of the documents you submit to ensure they are genuine. You may be tempted to provide a fake identification card or bank statement to improve your chances of getting a visa. However, the department will automatically revoke your application once they realise that the document is fake. Moreover, they may blacklist you from making another application. 

You do not need to present fake documents to apply for your visa. There are many types of Australian visas. As such, conduct some research to know which visas you can apply for. Nothing bars you from seeking a different kind of visa once you meet the required qualifications.

Sponsor Qualifications

Some visas require the applicant to have a sponsor inside the country. Typically, the sponsor will provide accommodation and other essential needs for the applicant. As such, he or she must be financially stable and a person of good character. Some visas have special requirements for the sponsor. For instance, the prospective marriage visa (Subclass 300) requires the sponsor to have cleared all debts he or she owns the Australian government.  

Character Requirements

The department will reject your visa if you pose a threat to the Australian population. For instance, you could be affiliated with a criminal or terrorist group in your home country. People convicted of domestic violence, sexual crimes, and generally those who have been convicted of a crime may have their visa revoked. A police clearance certificate is required to prove that you are a law-abiding citizen in your native country.  

Health Requirements

The Australian government has strict guidelines regarding the health of people that intend to visit or relocate to the country. You will not get a visa if you have a highly infectious disease such as TB, Ebola or COVID 19. People with long term illnesses may get a visa rejection if the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC) decides that their condition will significantly cost the Australian government or limit the access of Australian citizens to healthcare services. You may qualify for a health waiver that allows you to enter the country with an existing illness.

Working with an experienced and specialised immigration attorney will reduce the chances of visa refusal. He or she will examine your documents and advise you on a suitable visa.