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Have you been refused an Australian visa?
Here are some common reasons why you did not secure a visa:
A candidate has limited time to reply to a Natural Justice Letter. If you have received an Australia refusal letter for any visa and would like to receive guidance on making a visa refusal appeal, please contact our experts.
Candidates can request a decision on a refused or cancelled visa to be reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). However, it is essential to know not all decisions are reviewable by the Merits Review Tribunal (MRT). For instance, if a visa has been refused or cancelled by the Minister for Immigration personally under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958, then the candidate cannot appeal to the AAT to review the decision.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is an independent organisation that reviews the decisions made by the government. Specialist offices within the AAT are responsible for reviewing these specific type of government decisions.
Decisions that are reviewed by the AAT include:
Once the candidate appeals to the AAT to review a refused or cancelled visa, they may receive any of the following decisions:
If the AAT agrees with the Department of Home Affair’s (DHA) decision to cancel or refuse your visa, it will ‘affirm’ to the decision made by the DHA.
This decision is made when the AAT believes that the decision made by the DHA must be changed. The AAT will replace the decision made by the DHA with a new decision.
In this case, the AAT thinks that the decision made by the DHA must be reconsidered. The DHA will have to reconsider the application, keeping in mind the decision made by the AAT.
This is when the AAT has no power to review the decision made by the DHA.
Candidates must know that the timeframe they can appeal to review the decision is mentioned on the visa refusal or cancellation letter. If the appeal isn’t made within the specified time, the candidate will lose the chance to have their application reviewed. If you have been refused an Australian visa and want to appeal the decision, please contact Southern Stone experts at the earliest for support and guidance.
If the ATT affirms the DHA’s decision for refusing or cancelling a visa, the candidate can:
If you want to appeal for a refused or cancelled visa and aren’t sure how to go about the process, you may contact the experts at Southern Stone. We promise to guide you to the best of our ability to appeal for the refused visa. Other than this we also offer partner visa, skilled independent visa, subclass 190, employer sponsored visa and more. Call us on 1300 188 999 now.
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