We are currently seeing significant increases in the number of appeals being lodged for judicial review of visa cancellations. This corresponds with the increased rates of visa cancellation and refusals. The following data comes from Table 11 of the ‘Review Processes associated with visa cancellations made on criminal grounds, 29.1.’ (Joint Standing Committee on Migration, Feb 2019).
The 2014 Migration Act amendments have had a significant impact on the rate of visa cancellations. There is a new focus on conduct that has not previously resulted in visa cancellation. Visa holders charged with any offence should reach out to a migration lawyer for more information. Or, if you are issued with a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation (NOICC) of your visa, it is important to seek legal advice immediately.