Victorian Man Charged With Visa Breach

A Sudanese-born man appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday (18 April, 2024) charged with allegedly failing to comply with his visa mandated curfew conditions and failing to maintain a monitoring device.

The AFP arrested and charged the man, 45, yesterday (18 April, 2024) after locating him in Melbourne.

It was alleged the man breached the conditions of his Commonwealth visa on 17 and 18 April by failing to live at a listed place of residence and allowing his monitoring device to go flat.

The man has been charged with:

  • One count of failing to comply with curfew conditions, contrary to Section 76C(1) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth); and
  • One count of failing to comply with a requirement to ensure his monitoring device remains in good working order, contrary to Section 76D(3) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).

He was granted bail and will next appear in court on 22 May, 2024.

Each offence carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and a $93,900 fine.

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