Migration Review Tribunal (MRT)

If your visa application has been refused or visa has been cancelled, you may have rights to appeal the decision. We have experience in MRT, particularly with Student visa and permanent residence cancellation matters. Don't delay, you have a limited time to lodge the appeal so please contact us as soon as possible.

Migration Review Tribunal (MRT)

The Migration Review Tribunal provides a right of review generally in onshore visa application refusals, sponsored visa application refusals, visa cancellations and sponsorship bars or cancellations. As with the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), the refusal or cancellation is looked at afresh by the Tribunal. This means you will have the opportunity to provide more evidence in support of your application.

Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT)

The RRT provides a right of review in Protection visa application refusals and cancellations.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

The AAT provides a right of review in Character matters, Freedom of Information reviews, Business Skills visa cancellations, deportation for conviction of certain offences, Citizenship decisions and MARA decisions. The procedures at the AAT are more similar to that of the Courts than the Refugee and Migration Review Tribunals.

Federal Courts

The Federal Courts include the Federal Magistrates, Federal and High Courts. Most applications commence at the Federal Magistrates' Court. An appeal to a Federal Court should only be made on a point of law, rather than on a finding of fact by DIAC or the MRT/RRT. Applicants risk having the legal costs incurred by DIAC awarded against them if the appeal is not successful.

Ministerial Intervention

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship has power to intervene in the public interest in migration decisions. Applicants must apply for review of their decision at the MRT or RRT before requesting the Minister to intervene. In deciding whether to intervene, the Minister is not bound by the regulations that DIAC officers and the MRT/RRT are bound by when making decisions.