Novak Djokovic investigated over claim he lied on Australian Travel Declaration


Djokovic, 34, told immigration officers that his agent had completed the ATD for him, before submitting it to Tennis Australia in order to gain a medical exemption.

However, the immigration officer who on Jan 6 filed the notice of intention to cancel Djokovic’s visa, said the cancellation was made “based on information the visa holder provided”.

Sudhir R, who submitted the notice, said that fact led to them placing “significant weight” in favour of cancelling Djokovic’s visa.

The officer wrote: “The visa holder stated that Tennis Australia facilitated his medical exemption from Covid-19 vaccination requirement and completed the Australia Travel Declaration on his behalf.

“I consider that Tennis Australia would have facilitated his medical exemption and Australian Travel Declaration based on information the visa holder provided to them.

“As such, I don’t consider these constitute extenuating circumstances beyond the visa holder’s control. Based on the above, I apply significant weight in favour of visa cancellation for this factor.”


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