9.1.2 Visas Issued by Department of Home Affairs

Introduction

This section details the various visas issued by the Department of Home Affairs.

The Migration Regulations 1994 impose visa conditions with which the visa-holder must comply. Visa conditions may be mandatory (i.e. the Migration Regulations provide that the condition must be imposed) or discretionary (the Migration Regulations provide that the visa conditions may be imposed, and a decision maker decides in a particular case to impose the visa conditions). A breach of the visa conditions means that the visa may be cancelled under Migration Act 1958 section 116(1)(b).

The most common conditions imposed on visas are a prohibition or restriction on work or study.

Further information on the specific visa conditions can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.

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Last reviewed: 4 February 2019