Appeals and Submissions
If your visa has been refused, cancelled or your sponsorship application has been subject to refusal then you have an option of making an appeal to the AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal.)The role of the tribunal is to review the Department’s decision for refusing / cancelling your application and to review if the Department’s decision was correct. At Migration Centre of Australia we have assisted many clients in this process.
Request for Further Information (DoHA)
When you apply for a visa to the Department of Home Affairs by submitting an application along with supporting documents, you may receive a request from the Department of Home Affairs through the Case Officer (Decision Maker) requesting you for further information in support of your application within a tight timeframe. This is called “RFI”, Request for Further Information….
The Minister has powers that allow him to intervene to replace a review tribunal’s decision on a person’s case with a decision that is more favorable to that person when the Minister thinks it is in the public interest to do so. When the Minister intervenes to make a more favorable decision, this usually means he grants a visa. What is and what is not in the public interest is for the Minister to decide….