Appeals

We can assist you with appeals for refusal / cancellation of visas.

Have you had a Visa refused or Cancelled?

Is the decision reviewable?

Your refusal or cancellation notice provides information on whether the decision is reviewable. It also provides information on where to apply for review.

We can assist you with appeals for refusal / cancellation of visas.

REVIEW TRIBUNALS

RRT/AAT/MI

Sometimes all visa application is not successful in their first submission. But there is still hope as we can appeal for rejected visa and your file can go for reassessment. If you need help with this process our team is here to help.

About MRT/AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal) and RRT (Refugee Review Tribunal)

The AAT provides a one-stop shop for the independent review of a wide range of decisions made by the Australian Government. We can review decisions made under Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws. We aim to make our review process accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) conduct merit reviews of visa and visa-related decisions made by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Merits review is an administrative reconsideration of a case. A merits review body makes decisions within the same legislative framework as the primary decision maker, and may exercise all the powers and discretions conferred on the primary decision maker.

About Ministerial intervention (MI)

The Minister has powers under the Migration Act 1958 to to intervene in your case when the Minister thinks it is in the public interest to do so. The MI appeal must be lodged within 28 days of the decision received.

What is and what is not in the public interest is for the Minister to decide. The Minister is not legally bound to intervene or to consider intervening. When the Minister intervenes to make a more favourable decision, this usually means that the Minister grants a visa. However, only a small number of all requests for ministerial intervention are successful.

Options that might apply to you:

You have received a decision by a review tribunal
See: Ministerial intervention under sections 351, 417 and 501J of the Migration Act 1958

You have previously been refused a protection visa or your protection visa has been cancelled
See: Ministerial intervention under section 48B of the Migration Act 1958

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