Have you recently had a visa application refused, or held a visa that was cancelled? The most important thing is not to panic, as you may be able to request a review of the decision.

You may be able to lodge an appeal with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), an independent body responsible for reviewing departmental decisions, including visa cancellation or refusals. This appeal will have to be lodged by a specific date, which will have been specified in the refusal or cancellation notification letter sent to you by the Department of Home Affairs.

Applying to have a decision reviewed by the AAT comes at a cost. On 1 July 2019, the standard application fee for a review of most migration decisions will be increased to $1,787. In cases where a 50% reduction fee is applicable, the reduced fee will be $893.50 from 1 July 2019.

Whether or not you are eligible for an appeal, and whether the discounted application fee applies to your circumstances is something we can discuss with you in a consultation.

Given that there is a strict timeframe in which you can apply for a review of a migration decision, and application fees are constantly increasing, it is essential to be proactive and enquire about an appeal sooner rather than later.

Here at The Migration Place, we have extensive experience in migration law and AAT reviews. There is no substitute for proper legal advice based on your individual and unique circumstances, so do not hesitate to contact us today at mail@themigrationplace.com or by phone on +61 7 3229 4025.