How to appeal to the AAT?

In general, an online application can be lodged in relation to any refusal or cancellation.

There are two important things that need to be aware of:

  1. right Division (majority of the migration decision goes to the Migration and refugee Division (M & R D) but some of the decisions coming under s. 501 of th Migration Act (on character grounds) and citizenship decisions go to the General Division;
  2. strict time limits: depending on the refusal/cancellation, it is necessary to lodge the review application within the strict time frame. Generally, the notification will have all the information in relation to the time frames and right division, however, it is prudent to check the relevant regulations before lodging a review application.


Once the review application has been lodged with the right division within the timeframe with the correct review application form, then there is time to prepare the submissions, as described under visa refusals and isa cancellations.

Always request a copy of the recording at the end of the hearing. To discuss in detail contact MyVisa Immigration offices Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

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