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What is the importance of documentation in the processing of a visa application?

Providing adequate and correct documentation to the Department of Immigration is essential and critical to the success of a visa application.  In a business visa application, business records are essential, in a family visa application, documentation to prove the relationship, the genuineness of the relationship and the duration of the relationship are critical.  Further evidence of continued communication between the visa applicant and the sponsor is also critical.  The documents must be genuine and in most cases, certified copies are accepted by the Department of Immigration except for health and character documents.  If a fake or forged document is lodged, the Department of Immigration can cancel the visa when it discovers the fake or fraud.  If that transpires future entry to Australia is seriously jeopardized.