Review & Appeals

If your visa application has been refused or if your visa has been cancelled you may be able to appeal this decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Normally after visa refusal, applicants have only 21 days to lodge the appeal with AAT.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) conducts independent merits review of administrative decisions made under Commonwealth laws. AAT review decisions made by Australian Government ministers, departments and agencies and, in limited circumstances, decisions made by the state government and non-government bodies. AAT also review decisions made under Norfolk Island laws.

AAT review decisions “on the merits”. This means that AAT takes a fresh look at the relevant facts, law and policy and arrive at our own decision. AAT must make the legally correct decision or, where there can be more than one correct decision, the preferable decision.

AAT has the power to:

  • affirm a decision
  • vary a decision
  • set aside a decision and substitute a new decision, or
  • remit a decision to the decision-maker for reconsideration.

AAT has the power to:

  • is accessible,
  • is fair, just, economical, informal and quick,
  • is proportionate to the importance and complexity of the matter, and
  • promotes public trust and confidence in the decision-making of the Tribunal.

Ozee Migration Services has a very dedicated team of people who provide reviews & appeal services.

We specialised in areas such as:

  • Appeals
  • Visa cancellations
  • Reviewing decisions for jurisdictional error
  • Assisting with an application for Ministerial Intervention

There are a number of options available to a visa applicant if their application is refused:

  • Lodge an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
  • If the application is unsuccessful at the AAT, that decision can be challenged at the Federal Court
  • Or go directly to the Minister of Immigration requesting Ministerial Intervention.

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