The Department of Home Affairs can move to refuse a visa application when they come to the conclusion that a particular piece of legislation has not been met. Often this leaves people in a tenuous position not knowing where they stand.
If you are in Australia, and you have had notification of a visa refusal, then it is more than likely that you would have the right to appeal. There is usually a limited time period where you can apply to appeal the decision that has been made on your visa application, so it is advisable to contact us as soon as possible to discuss the way forward.
The visa appeals tribunal in Perth is the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or the AAT.
If you are in Australia and have also had a visa cancelled, it may also be possible to appeal the visa cancellation.
The success of the appeal depends on the reasons why the visa was refused or cancelled in the first place. We have had much success with appeals, especially where it becomes a discretionary piece of legislation. In other words, Home Affairs have made a decision based on some information that is in front of them but perhaps another person might have come to another conclusion. That case is put forward in the Appeal hearing.