Visa refused?

Visa refused?

Often this happens for minor breaches or mistakes. This really limits future prospects for a visa in Australia. You can often appeal at the Migration Review Tribunal but you have a very short time to appeal. This can be a few days to a few weeks. Call us urgently.

Section 48 bar on further applications:

When you have had a visa application refused or cancelled while in Australia and if you do not hold a substantive visa (a visa that is not a Bridging visa or a Criminal Justice visa) and have had a visa refused or cancelled since your last entry to Australia, you will be subject to section 48 of the Migration Act 1958 (the ‘Act’). This section bars you from applying for another visa while in Australia, except for certain prescribed visa classes, for example a Protection visa or a Bridging visa. However you may be eligible to apply for a Partner visa in Australia if you meet certain criteria.

It is important to get advice about this as the Section 48 bar is very strictly enforced. Even applying for a Partner visa is restricted to those who have NOT YET applied for a Partner visa, i.e. you cannot apply for a second Partner visa if your first was refused.