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English Immigrants to Australia Overstaying Visas

embraceaustraliaadmin | Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 1:00 am

UK lads overstay their Australian visa

UK lads overstay their Australian visa

Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans blamed young English lads as being responsible for the majority of Australian visa over-stayers.

Senator Evans was speaking at a Senate hearing in Canberra yesterday where figures were released that showed a total of 48,456 people had overstayed their visa during the first six months of 2009. He also warned that people who did overstay their visas were breaking the law and liable to detenion and deportation.

“They’re often young Englishmen who come on a valid visa who then become unlawful overstayers,� Senator Evans stated.

“Or they’ve met a young lady and (are) having a good time.� However he conceded that they usually did return home within a week of their visas expiring.

Chris Evans is himself an immigrant, originally from Cuckfield in England. He left the UK to attend the University of Western Australia, although unlike the English lads he is criticising here, we’re certain Senator Evans didn’t overstay his visa.

But Englishmen are not the only ones to overstay their visas, overseas students were also guilty of not returning home when they should. Although they contributed only a small minority of visa overstayers, around 3,500 during the first half of this year.

If you overstay your visa you become an unlawful non-citizen and could face being detained and deported from Australia. You may also face being banned from applying for another visa for Australia for three years. If your visa has overrun, your best advice would be to contact the Australian Department of Immigration and apply for a Bridging Visa that enables to you stay in Australia lawfully until you make arrangements to return home.

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3 Responses to “English Immigrants to Australia Overstaying Visas”

Comment by Kris Finch — January 5, 2010 @ 12:32 am

Bloody Aussie’s make me sick…….For Goodness sake they fill the bloody country with Italians and Chinks and wont let us Pom’s in…..

Comment by sue carpenter — January 13, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

dear sir can you tell me the truth about wot will happen if you over stay and then use somones passport to return i e pasport fraud

Comment by Lisa Valentine — January 14, 2010 @ 9:31 am

Yes Sue, you are deported and go to prison. If you have lost your passport you should inform your embassy who can get you a replacement one. But using someone else’s passport is a criminal offence and one that you will be caught for, resulting in prison.

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