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If you are looking forward to or planning in near course about applying for either of the categories for Australian visa, then it is essentially important for you and your supporting friends and relatives (who may also be applying) to pass the character requirements for the most coveted Australian visa. Australia, being the hotspot of tourist, travel, student and international migration destinations continues to attract the best of the best and the most intellectually inspired minds across the globe.

Why Someone need to have Character Requirements/Character Checks ?

It is for this reason that not only the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship will also assess the background checks of anyone who is applying and for this reason the very concerned authorities may run certain character checks on the person who has applied for the said visa category. Whether you are applying for the Australian international student visa scheme, the 189 visa scheme, the international temporary worker related category or even the partner visa category, it is imperative that you will be subjected to some of the strict background and character checks by the Australian authorities.

These background checks are in place because over the years there have been several incidents of forgery and misconduct on part of the applicants who are wishing to seek Australian visa, which has resulted in Australia currently having one of the world’s strictest, most stringent and shrewd visa rules in place. It is also noted here that although all visa categories may be subjected to background scrutiny but for this this purpose it is also important to note that how strict or how extensive your visa background checks will be that depends on the visa category and the officer dealing with your application as well. It is also noted that some visa categories have stringent background checks in place, while for other they may not be that much extensive in nature perhaps.

Thus the Character Requirements may be at the discretion of the visa officer dealing with your application and also in light of the Migration Act can thus be adjusted according to the said visa type. There are certain practices for this in place. The first can be the most coveted and dreaded often times by some applicants who do not have full information on their hands, the character test. It lies upon the applicant on how they would be able to pass the character Checks and the authorities are wise, competent and able enough with years of training to differentiate between good character and a questionable one. The applicant must show in some forms (including the police certificates, character certificates) that their intention is good for entering Australia. The next part can the investigation process by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on whether in light of the documents submitted by the applicant what to decide on their application. Have you previously been convicted of any crime or have your also been involved in any such incidence in your home country these all questions also present a way for the authorities to check the background of the applicant.

It is therefore rather essential, if not mandatory and imperative for applicants to have the onus on themselves of submitting the most rightful and truthful information to the authorities when submitting their documents and for this they may employee the services of education and migration consultants who might may be able to guide them in a better way on how to go about their application.


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