More Character/Nature Requirements to migrate to Australia

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The aspirants willing to migrate to Australia will now have to fulfill more Character Requirements, in addition to the existing ones as the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has added more criteria in its Character Requirement. Character Requirement is a character test which determines the character of both the applicant and people accompanying on a dependent visa. This test is one of the crucial criteria for determining the eligibility of the applicant in migrating to Australia and has discretionary powers to accept or refuse the visa.

The most common cases which lead to failure of Character Test for the applicants are:

  • If the applicant has a substantial criminal record
  • If the applicant has been convicted of any offense during custody period
  • If the applicant has or had an association with an individual, group or organization suspected of having been or being, involved in criminal conduct
  • If the past and present conduct of applicant portray him/her as not possessing good character
  • If the applicant is risked to engage in criminal conduct, harass, molest, intimidate or stalk another person in Australia or indulge in any other anti-social activity.

Passing the Character Test is mandatory for all the applicants and other categories involved; including non-citizen sponsors and non-migrating family members.

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