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Business visas may be refused on the basis of:
Working visas may be refused on both the employer’s and employee’s part namely:
To address refusals effectively, it is crucial for individuals seeking entry into Australia to understand the specific grounds for the refusal and to take appropriate measures to resolve the underlying issues. Therefore, it is advised that you obtain immigration advice from a migration lawyer who is well-versed with handling visa refusals.
Addressing a refusal is dependent on the individual's unique circumstances, the reasons behind the refusal, and the type of visa the applicant is applying for. In some cases, a refusal may be subject to appeal before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), where a tribunal member conducts a review of the Department’s decision and assesses whether the visa refusal was the most correct and preferable decision. Subsequently, an AAT decision may further be appealed to the Federal Circuit Court, but only a question of law. It's crucial to note that appeals have stringent time constraints, emphasising the need for prompt action upon receiving a visa refusal notice.
Applying for visa applications and awaiting for outcomes is a lengthy process and thus to avoid a visa refusal, it is important to ensure:
Typically, a refusal implies that entry into Australia is not allowed. Failure to address a refusal adequately, either through a successful appeal or by submitting a new application for the same or a different visa, may result in the individual being unable to enter the country and potentially facing a ban from entry for a specified duration.
If a visa appeal refusal is successful at the AAT, the Department will likely reinstate the applicant’s visa. However, if an AAT appeal is unsuccessful, the option to appeal the decision to the Federal Court exists under restricted conditions and subject to specific requirements. In cases where pursuing a Federal Court appeal is not feasible, the visa applicant must make arrangements to depart Australia if they are onshore or not enter the country if they are offshore.
Australian Migration Lawyers is composed of a professional team who are skilled in immigration law. We are highly experienced in handling all types of visas, even those of intricate complexity. One of our primary aims is to provide services to facilitate access to justice, a commitment we uphold by assisting individuals who entrust us with their visa refusal matter.
Our professional fees will vary depending on the circumstances of your application. Some applications will be more complex than others and our fees will be quoted accordingly. We work on a fixed-fee basis rather than billing hourly to provide our clients with certainty about the total costs associated with their appeal. We offer payment plans based on different financial needs to provide flexibility for our clients.
Fees in relation to Tribunal and Court appeals depend on the options available for a visa refusal in your particular circumstances.
Navigating a visa refusal can be complex. With help from an Australian Migration Lawyer, we can untangle this complexity, and help you with the next steps.
We offer professional migration advice and support, no matter where you are based. Those located in Australia have the choice of meeting with us at one of our offices or online, and for those offshore, we are available to you online.
Read our most commonly asked questions about business visa refusals:
If either of your applications is refused, it is recommended that you obtain advice from a migration lawyer to guide you through the appropriate steps to take to address a refusal.
Whether you can reapply for a visa depends on whether the previous visa was applied onshore or offshore.