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Immigration Terms

Australian Migration Agent's Commitments

Frequently Asked Questions

You will find answers here to the most commonly asked questions about Australian migration and citizenship. Important terms and phrases are also explained here.

Click on a question or scroll down the page to view general answer:

  1. When do I need a visa for Australia?
  2. How do I become an Australian citizen?
  3. How do I apply for a visa to Australia?
  4. How long does it take to process an application?
  5. How can Beyderwellen & Company help?
  6. What are my chances of success?
  7. What will a visa application cost?
  8. What are Beyderwellen & Company's fees?
  9. What happens when my Australian permanent visa is granted?
  10. What will my Australian visa permit me to do?
  11. Will I receive evidence of my visa if my application is successful?
  12. Will my visa cease when I leave Australia?
  13. Am I required to provide information and documents to the Department when I arrive in Australia or leave Australia?
  14. What happens to my visa if my passport is lost or stolen?
  15. How do I know if I am a "lawful non-citizen"?
  16. What happens if my Australian visa expires?
  17. Do I need to advise the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) if I change my address?
  18. What do I do if my circumstances change?
  19. Can I remain in Australia permanently on a bridging visa?
  20. Can I apply for permission to work while in Australia?
  21. Can I have a Working Holiday in Australia?
  22. If I need a visa, can it be granted to me without applying for it?
  23. Can I apply for more than one visa at a time?
  24. Can I hold more than one visa at a time?
  25. I want to work in Australia. Can you help me?
  26. Can I appeal the decision to refuse to grant a visa or to cancel a visa?
  27. What is the Australian Migration Program?
  28. How does the migration regulatory scheme work?
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Q16: What happens if my Australian visa expires?

A non-citizen in Australia whose visa ceases becomes unlawful and is liable for detention and removal from Australia. If you become unlawful and come to the notice of the Department of Immigration, you will not necessarily be immediately detained; you may be able to be granted a bridging visa.

You should also be aware that by becoming unlawful your right to apply for or be granted a visa may be severely restricted.

Click here for more information on Unlawful Non-Citizens.

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