Everyone who wishes to enter or remain in Australia must satisfy the character requirements set out by the Department of Home Affairs (i.e. the Immigration).
Direction No. 79 had recently been introduced and has been in effect since 28 February 2019.
The Administration Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is an independent body who can review a decision made by the Department (e.g. a visa refusal or cancellation). In simple terms, if you decide to appeal, the AAT will take another look at your case and decide whether the Department’s decision can be changed.
How Does The AAT Work?
It’s extremely important to know what you’re getting yourself into if you are considering “voluntary Student visa cancellation”. It’s not as easy as cancelling your current student visa and jumping on to a Bridging visa or a temporary residence visa. There are implications.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 most important factors you should be aware of before you submit a voluntary request to the Department to cancel your student visa.