Visa Refusal
and Cancellation Appeals

Our team of experienced professionals has a thorough understanding of the Australian immigration system and the legal requirements for visa applications. We offer comprehensive AAT visa appeal services to assist clients who have been refused a visa or had their visa cancelled. Our services also extend to offshore applicants who require assistance with applying for revocation of visa cancellation. Our commitment to providing responsive, transparent, and professional representation is unwavering, and we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients throughout the AAT visa appeal or revocation of visa cancellation process.

Whether you require assistance with an AAT visa appeal or your visa has been cancelled, our team will work closely with you to understand your unique circumstances and develop a tailored strategy. We handle all paperwork, communications, and legal representation, providing you with the best chance of success.


Applying for review at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

If your onshore visa application has been refused and cancelled, you have the option to request a review at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. This includes a wide range of visa types, such as visitor, student, partner, family, business, skilled, and protection visas. It is essential to note that strict time limits apply to making an appeal and cannot be extended. These time limits vary depending on the type of decision and whether you are in immigration detention.

Appeal costs for review of general visa application decisions

There are fees associated with having a visa decision reviewed by the Tribunal. Typically, applicants are required to pay a fee of AUD$3,496 from 1 July 2024 when they apply. However, if paying the fee would result in severe financial hardship, the application fee can be reduced by 50%. If the review is decided in your favour, the AAT will refund 50% of the fee you paid.

Appealing decisions of the Tribunal

In the event that you apply for a review of a decision at the Tribunal and lose the case, you may be able to appeal to the Federal Circuit Court.

Offshore Visa Refusal and Cancellation

In some cases, offshore visa refusal decisions may be reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. This depends on the specific visa types and the applicants’ circumstances. If your visa has been cancelled while you are offshore, you may be eligible to apply for revocation of the visa cancellation directly with the Department of Home Affairs.

Visa review

Have specific questions and need more details? Consult with our professional migration consultants and we will assist you further.