Re-entry ban or exclusion period
A re-entry ban, also known as an exclusion period, means a person may not be permitted to return to Australia for up to three years. A re-entry ban may be imposed when a person breaches their visa conditions.
A re-entry ban will apply, if:
- you overstay your visa by more than 28 days
- your visa is cancelled because:
- you provided false documents or false information to the Department of Home Affairs
- you are considered to be a risk to the health, safety or good order of the Australian community
- you are convicted of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, or a law of an Australian state or territory
- you are found to have breached a visa condition, for example, you worked when your visa had a no work condition
- you hold a student visa but have failed to maintain appropriate enrolment, breached another visa condition, or have been found not to be a genuine student
- you hold a visitor visa but were found not to be in Australia as a genuine visitor.
Does the re-entry ban apply to all visas?
No. Re-entry bans are mostly imposed on applications for temporary visas. The ban does not prevent you from seeking a permanent visa, though the Department may consider your immigration history when making future immigration decisions.