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Appeal your visa cancellation or refusal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia.

Find out how OBCO can help by reviewing your documentation and more.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is an Australian tribunal body which provides for quasi-judicial review of administrative decisions by the Government of Australia. It is not a court and not part of the Australian court hierarchy, however its decisions are subject to review by the Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. In 2015, the operations of the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) were absorbed into the Migration Division of the AAT. The review applicant can be self represented or be represented by a Migration Agent

Generally applicant has only 21 days to lodge the review application with Tribunal along with the supporting documents if available at the time. However the time of lodging an appeal can vary depending on the method of communication is used by DIBP with client. Tribunal provides the option to applicant to provide new evidences before making any final decision on the appeal. Applying an review may not be the last chance but Importantly, this may be your only opportunity for merits review - ie to have the facts of your situation reconsidered. It is possible to appeal after a negative AAT decision to the Federal Court, but a Federal Court appeal would only be successful if there was an error in the way the law was applied in your case (legal error).

The appeal process can be very stressful and complicated due to the clauses and legal terms. It is very important to make the most of your opportunity for merits review, as you may not have another chance to have the facts of your case assessed. Representing application at the AAT requires a comprehensive knowledge of visa requirements, the ability to research relevant case law and expertise in the processes and procedures of AAT appeals.

OBCO Migration & Educational Consultants as a registered migration agent, have a good record in Administrative Appeals Tribunal representation and favorable decisions. We also meet competency standards by keep knowledge of migration law and procedure up to date and completing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities, and abide by a Code of Conduct.

Why Choose OBCO for Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Australia

Before making a decision to go ahead self or with an Agent it is advisable to book an appointment with OBCO Migration & Educational Consultants. In the consultation we can give you an indication of the overall prospects of success and likely issues in your case, as well as any alternative visa pathways. If you decide to have OBCO Migration act on your behalf, we can guide you through the appeals process to achieve a successful outcome.

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