Immigration Services

Refusals & Appeals 

Under Australian Immigration Law, applicants who have had their visa applications refused or cancelled may be entitled to have their decision reviewed by the Migration Review Tribunal or Refugee Review Tribunal.


The merits review tribunal must consider whether the decision to cancel or refuse the applicant visa was correct.

Some of the sections of the Migration Act which are relevant to visa cancellation include:

  • Cancellation of visa if information incorrect (s109)

  • Power to cancel (s116)

  • Cancellation of business visa (s134)

  • Non-complying students may have their visas automatically cancelled (s137J)

  • Refusal or cancellation of visa on character grounds (s501)

If you have been notified of either an intention to cancel your visa or your visa has been cancelled, there maybe options available to you to prevent that cancellation from taking place, or seek merits review to overturn any cancellation that has taken place. It is important to contact our team of qualified migration agents as soon as possible, as strict time limits do apply usually within 28 days.



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Footscray (enter via Dennis Street) 

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