Does anyone know of anyone being refused a visa due to the reason: failing the character test ( not of good charachter ) ??
Any feedback would be most appreciated
The cae Law is littered with examples of people appealing against visa refusals because DIMA is not satisfied that they are of sufficiently good character.
Why do you ask?
Thanks for the reply
But was does cae law stand for ?
Past TRA last week, but got into a bit of trouble the Sunday after, awaiting the outcome. I have 4 convictions on police check sheets, plus what happens with the latest. 1991,1995,1998,2005 + this one.
My agent has told me wait until the outcome of this one before we go any further.
Just wondering if anyone else had been given a perm res visa with similar amount of convictions with a similar date pattern. It would obviously calm the nerves a bit, i know every case if different.
I`m worried about the past criminal and present criminal conduct rule ending my chances, or what would be the possibility of passing still with loads of good character references and solid explanations.
Could you shed any light on the appeal stuff
Sorry! There is no such thing as "cae Law". That was a typo and it should have been "case-Law." A lot of the case-Law is published on Austlii. Its search engine is not working at the moment, but here is the link to Austlii:
When it is working again, try it with keywords "visa + 4001" and search in the Migration Review Tribunal. (Public Interest Criteria 4001-4004 inclusive in the Migration Regulations set out the character requirement in legal jargon.)
Trying to get clues from the decided cases is very far from being an exact science, and it is NOT a substitute for proper, professional advice, but it can be instructive, all the same.
Have sent you a PM.
Must get to bed now - office tomorrow.