Visa Appeals and Reviews
Appealing a visa decision
If your application for a visa to visit, enter or stay in Australia is refused, you may be able to appeal against the decision.
The Migration and Refugee Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (the Tribunal) deals with decisions about general visa applications and decisions about protection visas.
Applying for review at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
If the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) refuses an application for a visa, other than a protection visa, you can ask the Tribunal to review the decision. This includes decisions about visitor, student, partner, family, business or skilled visas. This is called ‘making an appeal’.
There are strict time limits for making an appeal. Time limits depend on the type of decision and whether you are in immigration detention. The time limit cannot be extended.
Our experienced Immigration Lawyers can assist you in making an appeal.