Public Interest Criterion 4020

Public Interest Criterion 4020

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Public Interest Criterion 4020

PIC 4020 enables refusal of a visa if an applicant provides a bogus document or information that is false or misleading in relation to their application, or if the Minister is not satisfied of an applicant’s identity.

If PIC 4020 is part of the criteria for the particular visa you have applied for you must satisfy PIC 4020 in order to be granted your visa.

Has your visa been refused or cancelled?
If you have applied for any of the following visas, you must satisfy PIC 4020:

  • Skilled migration visas
  • Business visas
  • Temporary visas
  • Student visas
  • Family visas.

If you have recently been refused an Australian visa, and disagree with the decision, there are some steps you can take. Information below may help you to generally better understand your options.

  • Visa refusal appeal assessment form
  • AAT Review
  • AAT Fees
  • Federal Circuit Court
  • Not all decisions are reviewable by the AAT. For example,

You cannot apply to have a decision reviewed by the AAT if the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection personally decides to refuse or cancel your visa under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958.

  • Visa cancellations
  • Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation (NOICC)
  • BAN
  • Public Interest Criterion 4020
  • Re-entry ban or exclusion period

‘No Further Stay’ (8503)
Schedule 3 Criteria
Ministerial intervention
Compelling and Compassionate circumstances