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Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) – Things You Need to Know


AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal) and Things You Need to Know

Have you ever heard about Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)? Do you know that Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) allows you to review your Australian Visa application decision in case it was rejected?

Many people think that once they are rejected a visa, they may not have other chance to enter or remain in Australia. A lot of people who applied for a visa by themself, do not know that they may be able to review their visa decision.

People who are working closely with a Migration Agent must be familiar with Administrative Appeals Tribunal but not many of them know what exactly AAT is.

In this article, we will break it down in a simple way to help you understand better all the things about Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

What Is The Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is for you who are seeking a review for any decisions made by the Australian Government. You would need to make sure that the decisions are allowed to be reviewed. The common types of review people looking for, such as child support, Commonwealth workers’ compensation, migration and refugee visas and visa-related decisions, taxation and many other.

If you are seeking a review with AAT in regards to your rejected visa application, you will have to make sure that you are eligible for it. Most visa decisions that are reviewable were those lodged onshore, but not limited to offshore applications as well.

When Should I Apply For Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

Before you can apply for a merits review, you will need to make sure that you are eligible to do AAT. The easiest way to know is to check in your visa refusal letter and see if it allows you to lodge a merit review. 

If it says that the decision can be reviewed, then yes, you may go to this tribunal process. You will then have to apply for a review within the time limit as referred in your refusal letter. If you pass the time limit, the AAT will not be able to consider your review application.

How Does Administrative Appeals Tribunal Work?

There are 2 options to apply for a review with the AAT. You can apply online here or filling out paperwork and apply in person, by fax or by post.

Once you have lodged the AAT application, you will need to wait until you are invited to give a comment or to come in person to attend a hearing regarding your visa refusal case.

If you are notified to do one of the options above, you will have to explain your case as detailed as possible and give any evidences to support your claims.

This part is where a Migration Agent will come in handy as we will work hard to make sure that your AAT  review application will get positive feedback. Please be advised that an agent is not only mandatory but also crucial to ensure a successful outcome of the application.

What Do I Need To Prepare For Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

You will need to lodge a review application online, in person, by fax or post. If you apply online, you will have to fill out an online form and upload your documentation files, including the refusal letter.

If you lodge the application in person, by fax or by post, you will need to fill out paper-based forms and attach a copy of refusal letter as well.

How Much Administrative Appeals Tribunal Cost?

As per October 2020, the fee for Administrative Appeals Tribunal review application is AUD 1,826.

Payment can be made by EFTPOS, credit card (Visa or MasterCard only), cheque (should be crossed and made payable to ‘Administrative Appeals Tribunal), or money order.

When you hire a migration agent like ONE derland Consulting you can assure that we are a Registered Migration Agent and not just someone who will run off with your money.

We have a lot of experience in applying for review application in Administrative Appeals Tribunal and our Migration Agents specializes in refusal cases too.

By hiring us, you will be giving yourself the best possible chance of a successful and stress-free application.

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Okay. So How Do I Start?

We understand that applying for a visa to Australia is certainly very complex due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our visa specialists at ONE derland Consulting will help you assess your visa options. We have a 98% success rate and one of the most recommended migration agents in Australia. Read our 4.9* score customer reviews.

We specialise in complex visa cases. As a registered Australian migration agent with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), we are regulated in our professional practice and bound by the profession’s Code of Conduct issued by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Take the first leap and get in touch with us. Our migration agents are professional, honest and our team members are able to speak various languages such as Mandarin/ Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Arabic, Japanese, Polish, German and Russian. Contact us through email at [email protected] or via phone on 1300 827 159. Alternatively, you may book your consultation online and it is 100% refundable if you become our client.

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