In the event that your visa application is not successful, you may apply for a review of the decision – through the Migration and Refugee Division (MRD) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

The MRD of the AAT conducts merits reviews of visa and visa-related decisions made by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Merits review is an administrative reconsideration of a case. A merits review body makes decisions within the same legislative framework as the primary decision maker, and may exercise all the powers and discretions conferred on the primary decision maker.

In reviewing a decision to refuse or cancel a visa, the tribunals are required to conduct a merits review that is ‘independent, fair, just, economical, informal and quick’. They aim to make the correct decision in individual cases, and to influence decision-making through quality and consistency of their decisions.

Why choose Immigration Gurus for AAT

  • We will prepare your case for the AAT

  • Quality, expert advice on regulations and law

  • Accurate assessment of your AAT case

  • High Success rate for AAT hearings


How Immigration Gurus can help you with Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

Immigration Gurus has an enviable track record in successfully appealing complex migration cases through the AAT. We can:

  • Review your case to advise on prospects of appeal
  • Advise on other immigration options – separate or parallel to an appeal or review
  • Prepare all aspects of the appeal, including written submissions to the Tribunal/ Court
  • Prepare your case and you for the Tribunal or Court hearing
  • Prepare and collect evidence to support the case
  • Represent and advocate for you at the hearing

“I can’t express my gratitude in words, you handled my AAT case with great professionalism. Due to a bad turn of events my visa was cancelled and I faced losing all that I had here in Australia, you assured me from the start and were able to turn around the decision. I am now a citizen of Australia and am working toward building my own business and starting my family. Thank you very much!”

Kuldeep- India