Visa refused? Need to appeal?

Disaster! The Department has refused your visa? Did you know you may be able to appeal?




The Tribunal (AAT) is fully independent of the Department that made the refusal decision on your visa. The AAT will fully review your case and can make a decision to “remit” the refused visa decision back to the Department with instructions that you do meet requirements.

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Child visa success – Africa

(for privacy reasons, this is not the real applicant)
Child visa granted in African country in about 8 months.
The father of this 8-year-old girl only found out he had a daughter when he visited his home country and met a previous girlfriend. Imagine his surprise. Despite the fact he was married in Australia, he started thinking about a Child visa for his newly found daughter. The girl was living in a poor country and there were no good prospects for the girl to have a happy and safe life.
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Child visa success – Vietnam

(for privacy reasons, this is not the real applicant)
Child visa granted in Vietnam in 8 months
A mother of a young 2-year-old child separated from the father many years ago. She was having a tough time working and raising the child. She met an Australian man and fell in love. After several years, they married and started a new family in Vietnam. This gave financial and emotional security to the mother and young daughter.
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Child visa success- Thailand

(for privacy reasons, these are not the real applicants)
A double win – a Child visa for a 14 year old boy and his 17 year old sister who turned 18 2 weeks after the application.
There were challenging issues in each of these, each very different but overcome with careful planning. They are both in Australia with their mother and step-father now and Permanent Residents.
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Domestic or family violence and Australian visas


Some people in Australia on temporary visas are worried that leaving their, they will be forced to leave Australia for their home country.  The Migration Act has provisions that if the relationship finishes due to domestic or family violence, it can allow the visa applicant to apply for permanent residency. Continue reading “Domestic or family violence and Australian visas”