Visa cancellation or notice of intention to consider cancellation can be a daunting concept. The meaning of cancellation; and its synonyms; termination, invalidation, elimination and deletion, give indication to a decisive and final determination. However this is not always the case. If you are faced with a notice of intention to consider cancellation (NOICC) or notice of visa cancellation, a Migration Agent with experience in responding to visa cancellation notices and visa cancellation appeals should be considered. Careful review of the notice and a well-constructed response or appeal can result in avoiding visa cancellation or having a decision to cancel overturned through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
Often a cancellation notice comes with a time frame and deadline to respond. It is therefore critical that you contact an experienced agent as soon as you feel there may be an issue or on receipt of any notice from the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA). In addition, cancellation while inside Australia will generally result in cancellation of any other bridging visas held by a person. Effectively without a visa the immigration status becomes that of ‘unlawful’. Handling the associated bridging visa application process while seeking review of cancellation decision is also important and an experienced Migration Agent will be able to assist you with this process.
If you have unfortunately received a notice of intention to cancel or been subject to visa cancellation, please contact us via our online enquiry form if you require assistance.