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Can primary applicant cancel visa of secondary?


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Old 02-21-2011, 04:08 PM
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Can primary applicant cancel visa of secondary?

Hi Guys,

Allow me to share a bit of what I am going through. My wife, child and I got our grant letter since March of last year. This is for skilled independent visa(BN 136). But me and my wife had a falling out since May(last year) and haven't spoken since. She is the primary applicant and our baby and I are the secondary applicants.

Last January I went to the visa processing center here in our country to have my passport stamped. All went well until Friday of last week(February 18) someone apparently from immigration called me up on my mobile and told me that my visa was cancelled. I did not catch her name but all she told me was that my visa was cancelled by the primary applicant and if I need to know the reason why I need to talk to the primary applicant which is now really futile to do. So I was in a state of panic and immediately went again to the visa processing center since I was near the area that time. All they told me that they wouldnt know for sure and I emailed the Australian embassy here and they said the same thing.

Below are the things I find questionable:

1. I received the call around 3pm Philippine time so she was calling around 6pm Australian time. Isn't that a little late since most gov't offices usually close around 5pm

2. The number that she used was with a prefix of country code(61) and (4). I searched and found out that the prefix 4 is used for mobiles.

3. If my visa is really cancelled, shouldn't the embassy/immigration inform me formally also via email and/or mail?

4. I tried calling again the number but it goes to an answering machine.

I am really confused. My flight is supposed to be today, February 22 but I cancelled it for fear of being detained, etc. So my question again is, can the primary applicant cancel a visa of a dependent/secondary just like that?

Thank you guys!


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Old 02-21-2011, 08:52 PM
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It sounds like your ex as the primary applicant has informed Immi that you are no longer a couple as she should and so on that basis your visa as secondary has been cancelled.
Also seems that it may be policy that you have only had the phone advice out of courtesy seeing as you are the secondary applicant and it would be normal for a secondary and primary applicant to be in contact.





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