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 Review Tribunal deals with decisions about general visa applications. The Refugee Review Tribunal deals with decisions about protection visas. Not all decisions are ‘reviewable decisions’, but the department’s decision-maker will advise you in writing if the decision is reviewable, and what steps you can take if you want to ask for a review.

  • Most visa decisions with a right of review are reviewable by the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT).
  • Decisions about deportation and citizenship are reviewable by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
  • Decisions on onshore protection visa applications are reviewable by the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT).

Australian migration laws are always changing, costs go up and regulations get more confusing. That is why its important to engage us before your visa is refused, our registered migration agents are fully qualified and dedicated to ensure your visa pathway success. We have helped many clients obtain their goal and migrate to Australia successfully. Contact us today and see the difference.