Resident Return Visas

A permanent visa holder in Australia is usually permitted a 5-years travel facility on the visa. Accordingly, the visa holders are free to travel from and to Australia as many times during this period, starting from the date of grant of the permanent visa until the expiry of the visa. After the 5-years period, the…

Appealing a decision at the AAT

If you have ever received a visa refusal or visa cancellation, in certain cases, you may be able to appeal the decision to the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). The role of the Tribunal is to review the Department’s decision for refusing or cancelling your visa application. They will then determine whether the decision was…

Ground Reasons for Visa Cancellation

Visa cancellation provisions are contained in Subdivision C to Subdivision H of Part 2 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) [“the Act”]. Accordingly, the Department or the Minister or his delegate may cancel a visa which can be discretionary, mandatory, or by operation of law, depending on the situation. Under certain circumstances, it is possible…