Big Brother Is Watching

“If the applicant is in Australia, the applicant has complied substantially with the conditions that apply or applied to the last of any substantive visas held by the applicant, and to any subsequent bridging visa.”    A pre-requisite for many visas lodged onshore.

What does this mean?

Well it means if you are here on a holiday, don’t breach a visa condition which says you can’t work.

If you’re a student, don’t exceed 40 hours of work a fortnight, if that applies.  Remember that if you’re on a Bridging Visa, you probably have the same conditions that were on your previous visa.

If you’re here on any sort of visa, obey the law!  And don’t over-stay!

Because if you don’t comply, it might make things tricky when you want to apply for another visa while you’re still here.   There could be any number of ways that you can be found out.

Option 2 Gets A Workout!

Ever phoned the Department of Immigration?    Option “2” on the recorded message is one where you can anonymously dob-in someone for breaches of their visa.   That one certainly gets a work-out!


Leanne Stevens

CEO, Emergico // Registered Migration Agent (#1171279)