Appeals & Tribunals
We have extensive experience in acting for our clients who are facing visa refusal and cancellations to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). We also assist to contest or review visa cancellations.
- The role of the Migration and Refugee Division of the AAT is to review decisions made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The AAT have the power to affirm, vary or set aside DIBP’s decision, or to return the matter to DIBP for reconsideration with specific directions. The AAT is able to consider a wide range of visa-related decisions, including refusals and cancellations. Decisions are based on the merits of each particular case.
- Your application for review MUST be lodged with the AAT within the required time frame. The letter that you receive from DIBP regarding the decision to refuse or cancel your visa will refer to the exact time frame within which you must lodge your review application, should you take this step. In most cases the relevant time frame for application is 21 days from the date of a decision to refuse a visa application, and 7 days from the date of a decision to cancel your visa.
Building Bridges, Connecting Cultures
Our team of skilled professionals is passionate about helping individuals and families overcome the complexities of the immigration process.