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AAT is Administrative Appeals Tribunal. It does not only handle cases related to visa refusal and cancellation, but also handles cases related to Australian citizenship, child support, family assistance, social security, taxation, etc. When your visa is refused or cancelled, you can appeal to AAT for review, if successful, you have the opportunity to get your visa again. Please note that only the visa refusal or cancellation submitted in Australia has the right to apply for appeal, and the visa refusal submitted overseas has no right to appeal. After the general visa is refused, you can appeal in advance within the specified time according to the requirements of the visa refusal letter (if the visa is refused, the appeal is generally within 21 days, and the visa cancellation is generally within 5 or 7 days). If you exceed these deadlines, you may lose your right to appeal unless there are special reasons. If you accidentally miss an AAT appeal, you can only appeal directly to the FCC circuit court.
After an appeal, the AAT will review your application, called a “Merits Review,” to reconsider all evidence, including new evidence, and make the following decisions:
What do you need to pay attention to in Australian AAT appeals?
1.You need to submit the application strictly in accordance with the 21-day or 5-day time limit.
If you are legally in Australia at the time of the appeal, the AAT will automatically extend your bridging visa after submitting the appeal, allowing you to continue to stay legally in Australia until a result of the appeal is issued. During this period, the AAT may ask you to provide more information or invite you to a hearing.
2. AAT Hearing Preparation:
At this point, we want to provide all the latest evidence from you. According to the laws and regulations, we will explain the specific reasons for the appeal, and put forward arguments, so as to try to overturn the previous decision of refusing or cancelling the visa for you.
3. Attend an AAT Hearing
Although we have prepared a lot of paperwork and evidence for you, it is very important to your appeal that you take the opportunity to defend yourself in person. At the same time, AAT will also provide free translation services. If your English is not very good, you can ask a translator to help you on the spot.