Fact Sheet - The requirement of the character
Do you have a valid e-Visa Australia? To enter in Australia, you must also satisfy the requirement of character.
Even if you have obtained the E-Visa Australia grant, there isn’t absolute certainty that you can enter in Australian territory.
Anyone wishing to enter or to stay in Australia must meet the Fact Sheet as set out in section 501 of the 1958 Migration Act. Came in and stay on Australian territory is a privilege and all (tourists, workers, sponsor of visa applicants for Australia) must meet the requirements of character, even if already holders of ETA visa or Visa eVisitor.
Regardless of the fact that when applying for a visa to Australia, you need to notify you if you have a criminal conviction in progress or if you have had criminal convictions in the past, inside or outside of Australia, additional certificates may be required to support the assessment for a visa for ETA Australia or EVISITOR.
If you don’t provide these information the ETA Australia visa application may be refused or, if you are already in Australian territory, your ETA visa may be cancelled.
The proof of character
The test isn’t passed if:
- There is a full criminal record
- If you have been expelled from Australia in the past
- If you have been a member or an active member of an organization suspected by the government of taking criminal action
- If you are suspected of smuggling, war crimes, crimes against humanity, even if you are never condemned
If during your stay in Australia there is a risk of:
- Undertake criminal actions
- Harass, intimidate or stalk another person
- Incite discord in the Australian community
- Be a danger to the Australian community
- You have been convicted of sexual offenses
- There has been an unfavourable assessment of security by the Australian Security Intelligence Organization
When a person doesn’t pass the test of character, the Minister or his delegate can decide whether to refuse the application of an Australian visa, or to cancel a valid ETA visa or eVisitor.
If you are expelled from Australia on grounds of character, the E-Visa Australia will be cancelled immediately, and you will not have a chance in the future to get a new visa to enter on Australian territory.
When the E-visa Australia is cancelled by the Minister, you haven’t the right to appeal to the administrative court. If the decision to cancel the E-visa Australia is taken by a minister's delegate, it is possible to appeal to the administrative court within 28 days from the date of the decision to refuse the E-visa Australia. If you need for more in formations concerning the request for an E-visa Australia or to get important information you can visit our ETA and eVisitor visa guides or visit the Australia Visa insights page.