Experienced Migration Lawyer
Our migration lawyers are experienced in complicated visa matter and can provide you with legal advice about your visa.
Make an AAT application within time limit:
AAT is also known as the “Administrative Appeals Tribunal”. AAT gives you another chance to present your case. The tribunal member will take a fresh look at all the relevant facts and evidence of your application and make their own decision.
The time it takes for AAT to complete the review process depends on various factors, including:
The latest average times for finalising AAT review of different visa subclasses can be found here.
You can find statistical information about the Tribunal’s work, including information about the number of applications received, finalised, and on hand here.
There are 3 stages in AAT appeal:
You must lodge your AAT application within the timeframe as stated in your decision letter. As time limits are strict, you may lose your review rights if time limit has passed.
For onshore applications, the applicant will be granted an extension of Bridging Visa. This allows the applicant to legally stay in Australia while waiting for the result from AAT.
During this time, you may be asked by the tribunal to give further information or comment on any information that the tribunal consider would be necessary.
The tribunal might make a decision without inviting you to a hearing if the case can be decided in your favour based on the information the tribunal has.
At this point, you should prepare an up to date copy of all supporting documents. If you are represented by an immigration lawyer, they will complete the legal submission for you.
This legal submission is critical as it gives you the chance to specify the reason(s) why your visa application should not be refused or cancelled, explain your personal circumstances and indicate how you have fulfilled the criteria required for your visa application.
At the hearing, you will have an opportunity to:
Generally, you will receive the decision at the end of the hearing or in writing at a later date.
If you do not attend a hearing, the tribunal might dismiss the application or make a decision without you.
Our qualified and experienced immigration lawyers at Ascent Lawyers can assist you in AAT application. Prior to the hearing, we will arrange a meeting with you to explain the process of hearing and answer any of your queries.
Please note the following points:
The AAT can make the following decisions:
If you want to travel overseas, you must contact AAT before making any travel arrangement to check the status of your review.
AAT appeal is expensive, extensive and complicated. It can be challenging for people without any legal background to prepare for the hearing on their own. Any mistake, such as statement inconsistency or insufficient supporting evidence, may lead to the failure of your AAT appeal. Lawyers have received systematic legal training. They can prepare legal submissions which suit the AAT members better.
Experienced immigration lawyers at Ascent Lawyers can provide you with clear guidance throughout the process, ensure that quality documents are prepared to boost and increase your chances in obtaining your visa.
Immigration Lawyers vs Migration Agents
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If you are unable to meet us during business hours, we can always come see you either after work or even during weekends.
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