Other Character Cancellation Powers


The mandatory cancellation regime overshadows most visa cancellation issues based on character grounds. However it may be possible to cancel a visa on character grounds for persons sentenced to imprisonment for more than year where the sentenced was either suspended or the person received immediate parole or probation. The mandatory cancellation power only comes into play when the person is ‘serving a sentence of imprisonment, on a full‑time basis in a custodial institution’.

However the other character provisions apply to refusal refusals, both on-shore and offshore.