What are the consequences if an incorrect answer was provided in a visa application. In this sc190 visa application lodged in 2019, “no” was provided in the question “have you had a visa refused from any country” when the correct answer should have been “yes”. Although the acting agent admitted that it was all his fault, the mistake was not forgiven, a family of four was refused the visa with s4020 penalties. This is the background of an AAT matter we handled in 2023. With thorough legal research and submissions to address all aspects of relevant law and policies, clients had excellent performance at the hearing, a win was finally secured recently. The lesson learned ? Check, check and check again and again when you lodge a visa application. A small mistake can delay your permanent residence for five years.
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