PIC 4020: Fighting Fraud Allegations and Creating Successful Waiver Applications

An insightful discussion into the multifaceted aspects of PIC 4020, how to avoid it, how to deal with it, waivers and exceptions to PIC 4020, the 3 and 10-year ‘ban’ periods, relevant case law and 4 hypothetical case studies.

  •                   OMARA CPD Activity - Category A Online Workshop                   

    This professional online workshop (OMARA Activity Code WK560) will earn 1 CPD point for OMARA registered migration agents as an OMARA online workshop (category A  activity)

  •  What You'll Learn At This Live Online Workshop

  • Basics

    An overview of what PIC 4020 is, whether it is a stand-alone provision that applies to all visa subclasses, whether it applies to visa cancellation and an overview of the 5 ‘ban’ regimes under PIC 4020.

  • Understanding the 5 "Ban" Regimes

    A closes look into the 5 ‘ban’ regimes including:

    - Refusing a visa application where applicant has provided bogus documents or false/misleading information in relation to that application: PIC 4020(1)(a)

    - Refusing a visa application where applicant provided bogus documents or false/misleading information in relation to a visa held in the period of 12 months before that application was made: PIC 4020(1)(b)

    - Refusing a visa application where applicant or MOFU was refused a visa in the last 3 years because of a failure to satisfy PIC 4020(1): PIC 4020(2)

    - Refusing a visa application where Minister is not satisfied as to the applicant’s identity: PIC 4020(2A)

    - Refusing a visa application where applicant or MOFU was refused a visa in the last 10 years because of a failure to satisfy PIC 4020(2A): PIC 4020(2B)

  • Exceptions and Waivers

    An overview of the exception to the 3 and 10-year ban in cases where the applicant was a minor when refused a visa under PIC 4020 and a discussion on the waivers based on compassionate or compelling circumstances and in what circumstances the waiver applies.

  • Case Law

    A discussion on how to use relevant case law on the topic to help practitioners deal with PIC 4020 cases, including case law on innocent mistakes, knowing complicity, whether bogus documents can be withdrawn, the meaning of ‘bogus document’ and the time at which information must be false or misleading in order to enliven PIC 4020.

  • Case Studies

    This part includes 4 hypothetical case studies designed to help practitioners memorise key concepts and test the subtleties inherent in such an important legislative provision.

Online Workshop Details


  • Presenter:

    Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio

    Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003)


  •      Upcoming Workshop Sessions

    All Times AEST (Sydney) Time 

  • TBA


Registraton Fee: $49 incl GST - includes 60-minute workshop plus all handouts and downloadable materials

 

Workshops can be accessed from your computer or mobile phone - no microphone or webcam is needed in order to participate and ask questions during the workshop.