Visa Issues

Is your visa being reviewed or are you in danger of your visa being cancelled?

At Taylor & Scott Lawyers we can assist you with the following visa issues:

  • Your visa application including nominations and sponsorship visa applications.
  • Any attempts to cancel your visa.
  • Applications to review your visa cancellation to the Migration Review Tribunal or to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
  • Proceedings to seek judicial review of an adverse immigration decision.

Our registered Migration Agents, Lachlan Riches and Andrew Woo have extensive experience in migration law to assist you in overcoming any obstacles to your visa application. We will deal with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on your behalf to remove the stress often surrounding visa issues.

I have received an unfavourable decision from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration. What can I do now?

At Taylor & Scott Lawyers we will be able to advise you on the appropriate course of action to have the decision reviewed ensuring that your visa issue is resolved as quickly and painlessly as possible. We also assist clients who have visas which are threatened with cancellation.

If you have received an unfavourable decision from the Department in relation to your visa application or your visa is facing cancellation, you may be eligible to apply for a review of the decision to the Migration Review Tribunal or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Alternatively you may be able to make an application for judicial review of the decision to the Federal Magistrates Court, the Federal Court or the High Court of Australia. For some, a final application to the Minister to overturn the earlier adverse decisions and grant a visa to stay may be available.

Who can seek a review of an adverse visa decision?

If you are a visa applicant or holder you may seek a review of the visa application or a review of a visa cancellation. For overseas visa applicants, it is the sponsor in Australia who can seek a review of a visa refusal.

The application is required to be lodged in Australia with the appropriate fee.

What happens at a review at the Migration Review Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

If you are granted a review, there may be a complete hearing by a specialist Tribunal of all the issues relevant to a visa refusal or a visa cancellation. A decision will be made based on the merits of your application unfettered by the earlier adverse decision. In some cases the need for a hearing by a Tribunal can be avoided by careful and expert presentation in writing of the facts in support of your case. We have obtained many successful outcomes for clients in these circumstances either by a written submission and/or by assisting at a Tribunal hearing.

See MARA Code of Conduct.

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