Students – did you know that you are one of the most common types of visa holder to overlook your visa expiry date? Be warned – even if you don’t intend to return to Australia immediately, leaving Australia without a valid visa can result in a three year bar on future visa applications!
Overstaying your visa will be registered in the systems of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and could cause you to fail certain public interest criteria attached to any future visa applications. Simply speaking, if you overstay a visa, you could be deemed a risk without professional help. Fortunately, certain exemptions to the three year ban exist – particularly for genuinely continuing students! Even if you are not returning to Australia to study, help can be found in the myriad of complex migration regulations that make up Australian migration law.
If you are concerned that you may have missed your visa expiry date at any time in your Australian migration history, don’t risk your application being refused – call one of our experienced immigration lawyers today on +61 7 3229 4025.