157 Deportation liability of temporary entry class visa holder for cause

(1)

A temporary entry class visa holder is liable for deportation if the Minister determines that there is sufficient reason to deport the temporary entry class visa holder.

(2)

The person has 14 days from the date of service of the deportation liability notice to give good reason why deportation should not proceed.

(3)

Subsection (2) does not apply if—

(a)

the person is the holder of a limited visa; or

(b)

the Minister determines that the person is an excluded person.

(4)

A temporary visa holder or interim visa holder who is liable for deportation under this section may, not later than 28 days after the date of service of a deportation liability notice, appeal to the Tribunal on humanitarian grounds against his or her liability for deportation.

(5)

For the purposes of subsection (1), sufficient reason includes, but is not limited to,—

(a)

breach of conditions of the person’s visa:

(b)

criminal offending:

(c)

other matters relating to character:

(d)

concealing relevant information in relation to the person’s application for a visa:

(e)

a situation where the person’s circumstances no longer meet the rules or criteria under which the visa was granted.

Section 157(5)(d): amended, on 7 May 2015, by section 41 of the Immigration Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 48).