5 mistakes to avoid in your Australia PR application
Posted on October 18, 2019
Now that you have made your Permanent Resident application to Australia, you will have to keep your fingers crossed and wait for the good news that your visa application has been approved. But wait a minute, was your application free of any mistakes? Did you follow every procedure when submitting your application? Many PR visa applications are rejected because of mistakes in the application form. This is where the knowledge of immigration laws can help you create a fool-proof application and ensure approval of your visa.
Let us consider some of the reasons why your PR Visa could be rejected, and you can cross-check to assess if you made any mistakes.
Providing inconsistent information
Immigration officials check for consistency of information in your application form. They also check if the information in the current form is consistent with the information provided in your previous applications. The Australian Immigration Department is vigilant and looks out for any inconsistencies and treats them with suspicion. For instance, if there is any change in the details of your employment history in your application form, then it could be a reason for rejection.
Not providing supporting documents
Provide documents to back up details of your education, employment history or personal information in the form. For instance, certificates should support your educational qualifications while tax receipts and bank records will confirm your employment details. Even your marital status must be backed by written proof.
Some details require more than certificates as proof. The immigration authorities may need to verify them from a third party. For this, you will have to provide the contact details of the references you have mentioned in your application.
Conflicting information on social media
Mistakes in your application could be dismissed provided you can give a valid explanation for them. But your social media account could come under scrutiny if the information there does not agree with what you have mentioned in your application. Details about your marital status if found inconsistent with your social media details could be a cause for scrutiny and rejection of your visa application.
Missing out on crucial information
Collecting the documents and evidence for your Australian PR Visa application can be a long process. There are chances for making mistakes and if they occur repeatedly, your application could be rejected. A better option is to take the help of an Immigration Consultant who will help you with the application process, help you collect the documents and fill the application form without any errors. This will help you follow the application process, make few mistakes and improve the chances of its approval.
Failing to be honest
The visa application requires you to be honest about any criminal convictions or disputes with the law you had in the past. Sometimes you may not be able to provide some of the information that they need. The best option in such cases is, to be honest. Avoid omitting even the smallest piece of information or giving false information. Immigration officers have a database of information which they can cross-check with the details you provide. Any inconsistencies could be enough reason for rejection.
The Australia PR application process can be complicated and time-consuming. But if you are aware of the rules and requirements and take care not to make mistakes, then there is no reason why your visa application should be rejected. Soon you will have the PR visa in your hands and be on your way to Australia.