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New process for visa cancellation

From 11 December 2014 the powers to refuse to grant or to cancel a visa on character grounds have been broadened.

From 11 December 2014 the powers to refuse to grant or to cancel a visa on character grounds have been broadened. Also a visa must be cancelled for a person who is currently serving a full-time sentence if they have ever:

  • been sentenced to 12 months or more imprisonment (regardless of actual time served)
  • committed a sexually based crime involving a child, their visa must be cancelled, or
  • if they have been sentenced to death or to life imprisonment.

See Visa cancellation on character grounds.

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