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International students getting removed from Australia due to fake documents

Australian visa authorities have become more strict in checking documentation attached to student visa applications. Recently, more international students are deported upon landing in Australia due to fraudulent documents on their visa applications.

Unidentified migration agents in India were reported to have attached fake pieces of evidence on the financial capacity, educational degrees, and work experiences of their clients who applied for students visas.

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs stated that those students with canceled visas were not willing to go back voluntarily, and consequently were subjected to detention and removed from Australia.

Source: AAP


Visa Applications: Students must check the documents attached to their visa applications

Students must check their visa applications thoroughly to avoid getting their visa cancelled.
The Department of Home Affairs has listed the following situations as grounds for a student visa cancellation:

  • you complete the course for which we granted your student visa and you do not leave Australia or apply for a new visa within 3 months.
  • you have changed courses since we granted your student visa and your new Confirmation of Enrolment for your principal course has an earlier end date and you do not leave Australia or apply for a new visa within 28 days of completing the course.
  • you are studying more than one course on your visa (course packaging) and you finish a course early and have a gap between courses of more than 2 months (except if this gap occurs between the end of an academic year and the beginning of a new academic year).

Before they cancel your visa, the Department of Home Affairs will consider your situation. This includes if:

  • you legitimately finished the course early
  • you have a good academic record
  • it is reasonable to expect you to enroll in another course during the course gap

They might also cancel your visa if you are non-compliant with any other student visa conditions. Make sure to check your visa conditions in Visa Entitlement Verification Online VEVO.

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