What we do
We aim to do the following few things exceptionally well.
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (or their Delegate) has a wide range of visa cancellation powers.
In some instances visa cancellations are automatic (such as under s 501(3A) of the Migration Act 1958), while in others you will be provided with an opportunity to respond to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's concerns (such as under s 501(2) and s 116).
There are strict time frames for applying for review of visa cancellation decision and responding to a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation issued by the Department.
Visa cancellation matters are often complex. If you receive a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation or are notified that your visa has been cancelled, contact our firm as soon as possible to obtain advice about how best to respond to the Notice or apply for review of the cancellation decision.
A visa application may be refused for a number of reasons. You might not satisfy all of the criteria attaching to the visa or the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (or their Delegate) may not be satisfied that you are of good character.
In most cases, if the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is considering refusing your application for a visa on character grounds, you will be provided the opportunity to address the Department's concern.
If you receive a Notice of Intention to Consider Refusal, contact our firm as soon as possible to obtain advice about your prospects of obtaining your visa and ensure that your response to the Notice maximises your chance of being granted your visa.
Reviews and Appeals
We act in all migration matters that can be heard before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (in both its Migration and Refugee Division and General Division), Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia.
Applications for review in all of the above jurisdictions must be filed within strict time frames, in some cases as short as 7 working days.
If you have received an adverse decision, contact us as soon as possible to receive advice about your review rights, the relevant time frame for applying for review and your prospects of succeeding on review.
In addition to more complex migration matters, our firm also also acts on behalf of clients applying for all kinds of visas, including:
- Partner visas (subclasses 820 and 801);
- Remaining relative visas (subclasses 115 and 835);
- Student visas (subclass 500);
- Skilled Independent Visa - New Zealand Stream (subclass 189);
- visas for professional athletes (subclasses 408 and 858).
If you would like advice about applying for any Australian visa, please contact us.