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Criminal offences

Criminal Offences and Deportation – Student Visas and Minor Offences

The Hobart Community Legal Service is often asked about the effect of minor convictions, such as a speeding fine, or driving over the limit, and how these will affect the validity of a student visa. Generally, minor offences are not going to affect a visa. The Department looks at criminal offence...

Criminal Offences and Deportation – Non-citizens

Section 189 of the Migration Act states that anyone who enters Australia without a valid visa is considered to be an unlawful non-citizen. It also states that the unlawful non-citizen is subjected to mandatory arrest and eventual removal unless a valid visa is granted. The Minister has broad disc...

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