FORMER Halton doctor Mohammed Haneef, who was arrested but released without charge in connection with the summer's foiled UK terror attacks, has had his visa reinstated by the Australian Federal Court.
Last week's move follows a ruling in August by Australia's acting chief justice Jeffrey Spender that a decision to cancel Mr Haneef's visa was unlawful.
Now, Mr Haneef will be able to return to Australia to work.
Mr Haneef, who had been employed at Halton Hospital, was accused by police of supporting terrorism by allegedly supplying a mobile phone SIM card to a relative who was also arrested in connection with failed bomb attacks in Glasgow and London.
Mr Haneef 's second cousin, Kafeel Ahmed, died on August 2 from burns he suffered in the attempted car bombing at Glasgow Airport in July.
All terrorism and immigration charges against Mr Haneef have been dropped.
In August, Australian immigration minister Kevin Andrews cancelled Mr Haneef 's working visa on the grounds that he had a 'reasonable suspicion' that he had associated with alleged criminals'.
But later that month Justice Spender ruled that the minister had applied the wrong test.