Australian Visa Refused

If your Australian visa application has been refused then contact our office & we may be able to assist with a new visa application or an appeal on your visa refusal. Most decisions made in Australia can be reviewed, as well as a number made overseas (usually where a sponsor, nominator or close family member is involved). When you are notified of a decision to refuse your application you will be advised as to whether you may seek a review of the decision made & the time you have to do so. Strict time limits apply for lodging appeals with the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) & the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). If your Australian visa appeal application is lodged outside the time limit it may not be accepted. Information & forms are available from our offices.

Australian Visa Cancelled

In some circumstances a visa to enter/stay in Australia may be cancelled. If your visa is cancelled for failure to comply with visa conditions, you may experience difficulty in obtaining a visa if they attempt to return to Australia.

When you are notified of a decision to cancel a visa you will also be advised as to whether you may seek a review of the decision made & the time you have to do so. Where the decision to cancel a visa is made by the Minister personally, the person has does not have a right of appeal. Where a departmental officer cancels the visa & the person is in Australia they will, in most cases, have a right to have the decision reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Strict time limits apply on appeals to the AAT. Applicants seeking reviews of decisions must apply to the AAT within nine days of being notified of the decision. In cases where there is no power for the AAT to review the merits of a case an applicant may seek judicial review of the legality of the decision.

Note that strict time limits apply on appeals for Australian visa cancellations if your visa has been cancelled then please contact our office immediately for prompt professional representation.

Australian Visa Expired

If your temporary visa is due to expire then you will need to make an application for another Australian visa before your current Australian visa expires. If you remain in Australia once your temporary visa expires you will become unlawful & may be liable for detention & removal from Australia. You should also be aware that by becoming unlawful your right to apply for or be granted a visa might be restricted.

As an unlawful non-citizen you are not entitled to Medicare, social security, education & most other services available to lawful residents. You also have no right to employment. If you have overstayed your visa by more than 28 days you are subjected to a mandatory ‘exclusion period’. That means that you will not be permitted to come back to Australia for a period of up to three years. If you are detained & removed at government expense you will be charged these costs. If you have valuables & assets in Australia these can be confiscated to recover the amount spent for your detention & removal.

If your visa is due to expire or has expired then it is in your best interest to contact our office immediately so we can lodge another visa application for you as soon as possible.

Please contact our office to discuss your personal circumstances & Australian Visa or work permit options.