In most cases, when a person’s a visa application is refused or cancelled¬†they are able to challenge the decision made by the Department of Immigration. An individual can also do this when an existing visa is cancelled.

These decisions can be challenged by lodging an application for review within the recommended timeframe to one of the number of specialist Tribunals. These Tribunals are responsible for reviewing negative decisions delivered by the Department of Immigration.

Applications are usually refused and visas cancelled for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The application/visa raised one or more complex legal or factual issues;
  • Insufficient evidence was provided to the Department of Immigration;
  • The applicants case was not properly explained to the Department of Immigration;
  • The applicants claims were not credible; and/or
  • A combination of all of the above.

Cases where a visa application is refused or a visa is cancelled on the basis of a failed health or character check is particularly difficult.

For more information on Challenging Negative Decisions, please contact Laymens on 1800 529 636.