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When your visa is cancelled under S128 whilst you are outside Australia

You may have:

  • Been granted a visa based on circumstances that no longer exist or that have changed
  • Been given a visa based on circumstances that never existed
  • Failed to comply with your visa conditions
  • Been identified as a risk to the health, safety or good order of the Australian community
  • Been granted a visa in contravention of the Migration or other laws of the Commonwealth
  • Been given a student visa and
    • You are not likely to be a genuine student
    • Engaging in conduct not contemplated by a student visa holder
  • Met particular prescribed ground for cancellation. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our office to learn more.

You will:

  • Not receive a warning before your visa is cancelled
  • Have 28 days to respond for revocation purposes. Exemptions Apply
  • Receive a written cancellation notice
  • Be advised in the cancellation notice of your right to seek revocation of the cancellation 


  • Immigration applies discretionary factors when considering canceling your visa

You must: On receipt of a cancellation notice, contact our office immediately as a matter of urgency to avoid serious consequences.