Can I Get My Case Appealed?
Getting a Visa Refusal from Australian Immigration
26% of all refused visas at Immigration get overturned at the AAT. 2017-2018 has the lowest migration visa approvals for over a decade.
What can the AAT do?
26% of all refused visas that go to the AAT get their decision changed in these 3 ways:
- Change the refusal to approval
- Get Immigration to reconsider the decision
- Change the conditions of the decision
Otherwise, the AAT can agree with the refusal.
Common Visas that go to the AAT
- Student – 4,418
- Partner – 4,001
- Employer Sponsorship – 2,067
- Visitor – 1,987
- Temporary Work – 1,784
- Skilled Migration – 1,029
42,224 Appeal Applications reached a decision in 2016 – 2017.
34,495 AAT applications rolling around in the pipeline.
82% of all appeal applications are finalised within 12 months of lodgement.
3% of AAT cases will be appealed at a Ministerial Intervention.
How to Apply for an Appeal
- Read your decision letter
- Note deadline for lodgement
- Assess whether application has grounds for an appeal
- Gather evidence and lodge the case
Appeals can be settled in in the following ways:
- At a Tribunal