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Some common reasons for Cancelling a Visa are;

  • You did not meet the conditions of a previous visa or
  • The Department of Immigration has stated you gave the wrong information, or you made a false claim in your application or
  • You got a conviction in Australia (this could be a fine, probation or incarceration or a period of periodic detention such as in drug rehabilitation or confinement in a mental health facility and sentences received for juvenile offences can also be included).

If there is an intention by the Department of Immigration to cancel your visa, they will send you a ‘Notice of Intention to consider cancellation’ (NOICC). When you receive this notice, you must reply to it within a ‘Prescribed Period’ (usually 14 or 28 days) and this is your chance to address the issue at hand (our website contains further important information HERE). If your visa is cancelled you will be eligible to appeal its cancellation to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) but remember, your cancellation period is prescribed so your cancellation application must be made within that time.

Some common reasons for Refusing a Visa are;

  • You did not provide enough information for the claims you made in your application.
  • You failed your medical or a medical issue was uncovered.
  • You failed Australia’s character requirements.
  • For student visas, you failed to provide reasons for choosing your preferred course and/or you did not sufficiently show that you are able to support yourself financially.
  • For employer sponsored visas, there could be numerous reasons for a refusal such as;
    a) when the business sponsoring you is not viable or
    b) there is no genuine need of the business to sponsor you or
    c) the salary you will receive does not meet Australias market salary rates (and there are many more).

If there is an intention by the Department of Immigration to refuse your visa, they will send you a ‘Natural Justice Letter’. When you receive this notice you must reply to it within a ‘Prescribed Period’ (usually 28 days)

This is an important period and one which must be replied to within the ‘Prescribed Period’. There are many aspects to addressing issues such as ‘Compelling and Compassionate’ reasons, Ministerial Interventions, Health waiver etc.

ASC Migration are experts in doing so and we are here to assist at all times so drop a line to and we’ll be glad to assist you.


This category of visa is becoming a popular pathway to gaining Australian Permanent Residence as every part of Australia except the cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are now regarded as Regional (even the cities of Perth, Adelaide and even the Gold Coast in Queensland are now ‘Regional’).

This visa enables Regional Employers to address labour shortages within their region by sponsoring overseas skilled workers who are under 45 years of age (exemptions apply if you are over 45), have Competent English and have at least 3 years experience in their nominated occupation

The visa validity period is 5 years and holders will be required to live, work and study in the sponsoring ‘Regional’ area in their nominated occupation for the nominee for 3 years before becoming eligible for permanent residency via the subclass 191 Skilled Regional Visa without the need for a second or repeat nomination from the sponsoring employer.

This visa can also be applied for in Australia, applicants will be eligible to Medicare and health insurance will not be required. Remember, regional areas include Perth city and all of Western Australia, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Lake Macquarie, Illawarra, Geelong, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide city and all of South Australia, Hobart city and all of Tasmania, Darwin all of the Northern Territory and Canberra.

We have migration professionals with combined experience of over 43 years in Australia and in the United Kingdom waiting and eager to help you.

Please start your journey Down-Under by completing and sending us the ‘NO OBLIGATION GENERAL ENQUIRY’ form and we will assess your migration eligibility for FREE.


This Australian Skilled Migration Visa will allow you to live and work in Australia permanently. Australia is a resource rich country that provides great opportunities to individuals for their career growth. Skilled Migration is one type of Australian Migration.

If you have the Skills, Talent and Qualifications along with the relevant Work Experience you could apply for a Skilled Independent Visa and boost your career. Your eligibility for this type of Skilled Visa is ‘Points-Based’ with some parameters such as your age, academic qualifications, work experience and English language proficiency level etc.

If you meet the following basic elements, you may be eligible if;

  • You are under 45 years of age.
  • You have a ‘Competent’ level of English.
  • You have at least 3 years of work experience
  • You have a formal qualification (or at least 5 years of work experience)

You may also qualify for additional points (depending on your individual circumstances), for example, working in Australia, your partners qualification, their location or if you are single etc.

If you are interested in Australian Migration, the skilled migration route is the one for you so to check your circumstances

ASC Migration are experts at processing Skilled, Regional & DAMA Visas.

So, as the Australian Government will shift its emphasis in this direction please complete this ‘FREE – NO OBLIGATION GENERAL ENQUIRY’ form and we will assess your basic eligibility.

We will reply to your enquiry within 1-2 business days.