Generally, people can challenge administrative decisions made by the Department of Home Affairs. This includes decisions to refuse or cancel a visa.

These appeals are generally made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) first for the Tribunal Member to consider the case afresh. Your matter will be redecided based on the documents and facts presented before the Tribunal Member. Therefore, based on the reasons for their decision, we are able to generate a strategy targeting the specific issues and points raised by the Departmental Officer.

In some circumstances, there may have been a legal issue (including issues of procedural fairness, failure to consider relevant points etc.) which are more appropriate to be challenged under judicial review at a legal forum such as the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or Federal Court of Australia.

Regardless of the issue, appeals can be quite complex. Therefore, our experienced immigration lawyers are available to assist you with your recently received negative decision.