Has your visa been refused?
Visa’s are refused for all sorts of reasons. Some valid and some not. What can be very confusing for visa applicants is understanding the appeals process and their eligibility for an appeal.
Once the DIBP has made a decision they have no authority to reverse the decision unless they have made a clear jurisdictional error. In the current environment, we are seeing a high number of refusals for very petty reasons that are likely going to be overturned in the AAT.
If you have received a refusal it is important to act promptly as there are certain deadlines that must be met and have absolutely no flexibility.
Often an appeal is not the best course of action. Appeals are expensive and the waiting period can be over 12 months. We will review your entire circumstances and advise you about your options for an informed choice.