If you have received a visa refusal from the Department of Immigration we suggest you contact our migration agents or lawyers immediately as strict time limits apply to lodge your appeal. Any unnecessary delay can result in losing your right to an independent merits review of your case. If you fail to apply in time you loose your right to apply for review unless you are able to convince the relevant Tribunal it has jurisdiction (authority) to hear your case.
Visas are usually refused to a complicated legal or factual issue or by the failure of the applicant to articulate their evidence in accordance with the relevant immigration laws.
If your Australian visa has been refused you may be able to seek the independent merits review of the Migration Review Tribunal if the Department of Immigration has refused your application. You can seek the independent review of the Refugee Review Tribunal if your Onshore Protection visa has been refused. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal will review decisions where your visa has been refused or cancelled if the Department is convinced you are not of good character.
The job of your migration agent or immigration lawyer is to help prepare new evidence and to articulate your facts in accordance with the law so that the Tribunal is able to substitute a favorable decision in respect of your circumstances.
We pride ourselves on our ability to accept instructions for the most intricate matters and to achieve positive outcomes for our clients. The case studies provided below demonstrate the importance of working with an experience migration agent who is capable of providing you with the best possible opportunity for a successful outcome.