Coronavirus: advising clients

Practitioners are being asked questions from several clients who are or have been in China recently or who intend to visit that country. Whether they will be allowed to enter Australia and whether their visas will be cancelled depend on the circumstances of those individuals, including their immigration status and where and when they have been in China. We have classified the circumstances of those individuals in 3 main groups, which we summarise in this article. We further discuss the legislative powers used to cancel visas and to prevent non-citizens (and even Australian citizens in some cases) from entering Australia. We also explain why, if the situation deteriorates, even permanent residency (PR) visas could be cancelled. Although PR cancellations seem unlikely at this stage, practitioners should consider warning clients of that risk and how to mitigate it.

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