Public Interest Criterion 4020
If your visa application is refused because of providing a bogus document or information that is false or misleading, you would be banned for 3 years, but if your visa application was refused because of PIC 4020, you would be banned up to 10 years.
PIC 4020 applies to
- skilled migration visas
- business visas
- temporary visas
- student visas
- family visas
Unless you could show that you need the visa because of:
- compelling circumstances that affect Australia
- compelling or compassionate reasons that affect an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.