Negative outcomes of an onshore or sponsored visa application can be challenged in tribunals or a federal court. We represent clients at tribunals, prepare ministerial intervention appeals, and facilitate and supervise solicitors for matters under review at the federal court.
The options for appealing to a tribunal or court are:
- Migration Review Tribunal (MRT)
- A rejected visa application can be appealed in a migration review tribunal.
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
- The Administrative Appeals Tribunal reviews administrative decisions made by a range of Australian authorities.
- Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT)
- The Refugee Review Tribunal reviews decisions made in protection or refugee visa applications.
- Federal Court
- An appeal to the federal court is the next step if an appeal to the Migration Review or Administrative Appeals Tribunals has been unsuccessful.
- Ministerial Intervention
- Migration Law empowers the Minister for Immigration and to revoke a negative decision and replace it with a more favourable one on compassionate grounds, and/or if it is in the general interest of the Australian community. Ministerial intervention can be invoked if appeals to all other tribunals and courts have failed