When your visa is cancelled or refused you often have limited time to decide how to move
forward so it is important to get the right advice early.
The most common reasons a visa is cancelled or refused is due to failing Australia’s character
test, health issues, incorrect information provided in the visa process or breaching the terms of a
visa. When your visa is cancelled or refused you could be detained, deported or prohibited from
applying for another visa.
In such situations, you may be able to appeal this decision to the Administrative appeals tribunal
(AAT).AAT is the merits review body for administrative decisions by the Fedral Government. In
2015, the operations of the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and Refugeee Review Tribunal
(RRT) were absorbed into Migration Division of the AAT.
Time is the most important factor as the applicant must lodge his appeal to AAT within 21 days.
So you have to understand your options at an early stage to avoid ongoing problems including
getting a bridging visa to keep you lawful whilst you challenge the decision.
If you are unsure of what to do or how to respond for a visa cancelled or refused, our Registered
Migration Agent can advise you in a prompt and professional manner.
Contact us for prompt migration assistance.