The Migration & Refugee Division at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has released an online form for requesting an expedited decision for reviews of migration matters. An expedited decision may be made in favour of the review applicant, without conducting a hearing, when the AAT is objectively satisfied of the new evidence submitted on the relevant issues in dispute.
To request an expedited decision, the following requirements must be met:
- The applicant applies for review of a visa refusal decision; and
- Refusal of visa was on grounds of one or more visa criteria not being met; and
- New documentary evidence to be submitted demonstrates the criterion or criteria are now being met.
Requesting an expedited decision is not available for review of a decision about nomination or sponsorship of an activity, occupation, position or person; or if the criterion requires a subjective assessment of any matter, including determining the requirement of a genuine relationship for a partner visa or determining the requirement of a genuine temporary entrant for a student visa.
To request an expedited decision at the AAT, click here.