Practice Areas

Australian Visa types

  • Employer-Sponsored Work Visas / 457 & 186 Visas / Temporary Work Visas
  • Skilled Migration Visas / Skilled Independent Visa / Skilled Nominated Visa / Skilled Regional Visa
  • Family and Partner Visas
  • Business Visas / Business Innovation and Investment Visa / Business Talent Visa
  • Investor Visas / State/Territory Sponsored Investor Visa / Business Skills (provisional) Visas
  • Student Visas
  • Visitor Visas
  • Holidays Makers Visas
  • Protection, Refugee and Humanitarian Visas
  • Bridging Visas

Visa Refusals under the Migration Act 1958

Visa Cancellations under the Migration Act 1958

  • section 109 (incorrect information)
  • section 116 (general power to cancel)
  • section 128 (when holder outside Australia)
  • section 134 (cancellation of business visas)
  • section 137Q (cancellation of regional sponsored employment visas)
  • section 140 (consequential cancellation of other visas)
  • section 501, 501A or 501B (special power to refuse or cancel on character grounds)

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

  • Migration & Refugee Division – applications about the DIBP decisions –
    • to refuse or cancel a visa
    • relating to approval and cancellation of sponsorship and nomination
  • General Division – applications about the DIBP decisions –
    • to cancel a business visa under section 134
    • to refuse or cancel a visa based on character grounds (including under sections 5H(2), 36(1C), 36(2C) and 501)
    • to not revoke a mandatory visa cancellation under section 501CA

Ministerial Intervention under the Migration Act 1958

  • to allow a person who has had a Protection visa (PV) refused or cancelled to make a new PV application onshore (under section 48B)
  • to replace an AAT decision with one that is more favourable (under sections 351, 391, 417, 454 and 501J)
  • to grant a visa to a person in immigration detention (under section 195A)

Australian Citizenship under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007

Australian Immigration, Visa Types, au visa