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What happens if I have an Expired Visa in Australia?

by Guest23159399  |  8 years, 11 month(s) ago

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The Australian visa of my friend is expiring and she is not a citizen. Please detail me about the laws for expired visa holders in the country.

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  1. Australia Guide
    Under the Migration Act 1958 (the Act), if your visa expires while you are still in Australia, you become an 'unlawful non-citizen'. The Act provides that if you have no entitlement to remain in Australia, you may be detained and removed from Australia as soon as practical. Compliance officers locate people who have become 'unlawful non-citizens' or who are commonly known as 'overstayers'. If there is no legal entitlement for them to remain, they are expected to depart Australia. If you become aware that you are an 'unlawful non-citizen' you should take immediate steps to regularize your status (you may wish to seek legal advice), or you should make immediate arrangements to depart and contact the compliance section of your nearest departmental office with evidence of your departure booking.

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