What to do If My Australian Visa Gets Rejected? How To Appeal To AAT
What Are My Options If My Australian Visa Gets Rejected (For Skilled Visa, Partner Visa or Working Visa)
If an unfortunate decision has been made on your application which leads to your Australian visa getting rejected.
It does necessarily mean that there is nothing you can do.
You may be given the option to appeal your application to the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is a separate Australian Government body from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
You would start your application process through the Department of Home Affairs.
The department will process your application and make a decision on your case and whether you meet the requirements for a visa.
Why was my Visa Rejected?
If the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) deems that you are not eligible for the Australian Visa you applied for, you will be notified by formal letter and you may be given the option to appeal the decision via the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
The reasons DHA could have rejected your application are that:
- The application raises one or more complex legal or factual issues which are decided against the applicant;
- Insufficient evidence is presented to the Department of Immigration;
- The case wasn’t properly explained to the Department of immigration;
- The claims of the applicant were not believed; or
- A combination of all of these factors.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) will review your case and study the reasons for refusal and the argument for your case very closely.
You may be given the opportunity to supply further documents and/or provide reasoning or comments on certain decisions made to justify your wishes to obtain an Australian visa.
Read more about our experience with visa refusals here.
How Will My Appeal Be Decided?
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