What is migration fraud?

Migration fraud is an act, or the failure to act, that is based on giving or receiving false or misleading information about migrating to Australia with the intention to deceive another person.

It could be that:

  • someone gives you false or misleading information about visiting or migrating to Australia because they want your personal information to steal your identity or to trick you into paying them money
  • someone has lied to the Australian Government and managed to get an Australian visa unlawfully.