Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has cancelled almost 9,000-student visa in last 7 months. According to a report published on The Australian DIBP has cancelled those student visas on various grounds that include academic misconduct too.
Usually, DIBP cancels about 9,000 student visas annually but this rising visa cancellation scenario shows more international students will lose their visa in this year. Migration Alliance, a membership organisation made up by Registered Australian Migration Agents in its blog speculates the number of student visa cancellation could be about 15,000 this year.
Last year between July 2014 to July 2015 DIBP has ceased 10, 949 student visas of those international students who failed to maintain Australian Student Visa conditions. Among them, Chinese students were top on the list with 1793 number of visa cancellation. Indian students were third on the list following South Korean students.
298 of those 10,949 students whose visa was cancelled were deported and 520 were found not genuine students. Australian Immigration revokes international student’s visa even on failing to update their local address on time. According to student visa conditions student must have to update their local address within 7 days after they moved to new place. Last year 20 international students lost their visa for giving false information to an immigration officer. International students in Australia must meet the terms of their visa during their stay and study in Australia such as work limitations, class attendance, enrolment and progress in results, SVP eligibility, updating their new address etc.