False statements and bogus documents in Australian visa applications are something we come across far too often at Down Under Visa.
Public Interest Criteria 4020 is part of the Migration Regulations (Cth) 1994, and is the law that covers:
- False or misleading statements or information
- Bogus documents
At Down Under Visa we take mistakes in documents very seriously. We have to! Our job is to manage your Australian visa application, and to see you get a visa grant and be on your way to Australia. Mistakes in documents can lead to serious delays, or worse! If the Case Officer in the Australian Embassy in Manila considers you have made false statements or submitted bogus documents (fake documents) then your visa application may be refused! You may also face a 3 year ban, or even a 10 year ban if they cannot establish your identity.
Considering bending the truth in your Australian visa application? Leaving a few things out? Changing a few facts to look better? Strongly suggest that you don’t!
Partner visas, family visas and even tourist visas must meet something known as Public Interest Criteria 4020 (PIC 4020). This is a “standard” that must be met, or otherwise they will refuse the application. I’ve explained all of this in detail in the following posts:
Seriously bad outcomes, which we really want you to avoid! Continue reading
This is what the Australian news is saying, and it’s put some Down Under Visa clients into a panic!
One of the fine tabloids has this:
FOREIGNERS in fake relationships with Australians have been stripped of their visas as the migration system is swamped with people trying to get residence here through marriage. Continue reading
Australian visa applications are serious business! At Down Under Visa we’re not just filling out routine paperwork. Your future and the future of your nearest and dearest hangs in the balance, and we know this very well. We may very well manage hundreds and hundreds of visa applications, but each one is like our baby. It matters! So we don’t treat mistakes lightly!
More often than not, mistakes happen through misunderstandings. You ask a question, and I answer. Hopefully you get it, but maybe you don’t quite. Over the phone it’s even worse. This is the reason why we insist on issues concerning your case be in writing, ie. by email! We receive the question, and we have time to consider it. And you have time to digest the answer. And we all have records we can check back on. Continue reading