14 visa cancellation for breaching biosecurity laws Since last year from October, 14 visas have been cancelled for breaching the biosecurity laws in Australia. Australia has a strict biosecurity law which does not allow animal products, certain plant materials, and food to enter the country. The reason is because of the threat of introducing diseases and pests into Australia. It is to protect the Australian environment, tourism industry, and agriculture. If you are planning to visit Australia and you are not aware of the rules then you should consult the team of migration agents in Brisbane. You might not know but serious breaches mat see fines up to $4,44,000 and even jail for 10 years. Rules for biosecurity in Australia Australia announced a new visa cancellation ground that gives decision-makers the power to cancel a visitor visa, and there has been an attempt to deceive a biosecurity officer about the presence of prohibited items in the person’s possessions or luggage. Lately, there have been 14 visas cancelled under the new rule.
- This year on August 2 men arrived in Perth, and they were carrying food items, and their visa was cancelled under this new rule.
- 2 men arrived at the Perth Airport from the Singapore flight last week, and they had transit visas. They had to enter the quarantine period of 14 days before joining the commercial ship. The security officers found that these 2 men did not declare they had 5 kg of pork, fish items, chicken, and salami. The meat was found in the men’s baggage, and they were referred to the Australian Border Force where the officers cancelled their visas.