Usually people can challenge decisions that are made by the Department of Immigration to refuse a visa application or cancel an existing visa.
The government has established a number of specialist Tribunals which are responsible for reconsidering negative decisions made by the Department of Immigration.
Cases where a visa application is refused or a visa is cancelled because an applicant does not pass the health or character requirements are particularly difficult.
If you have received a negative decision from a Tribunal, and in certain circumstances the Department, you can apply to a Court to consider whether the decision was made lawfully – in accordance with the rules. You can ask the Minister to let you stay in Australia even though you have received a negative decision.
Our experienced immigration lawyers assist hundreds of people every year who have received negative decisions from the Department of Immigration or a Tribunal. If you have received a negative decision you should contact one of our migration lawyers immediately.