Review of Migration Decisions

If your visa application has been refused, or your existing visa has been cancelled, it may be possible to have the decision set aside.

Some decisions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) can be reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Refugee and Migration Division. You should be aware that there are strict time limits for applying for review.

If the AAT has affirmed your visa refusal or cancellation, then you may be able to have the decision reviewed by a court. You will need to show that the AAT decision is affected by a particular type of legal error known as jurisdictional error.

Lawson Bayly has substantial expertise in merits review and judicial review of migration decisions, and represents clients in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court and the High Court.

If we believe that your judicial review application is likely to be successful, we will consider acting on a “no win no fee” basis.