Refused Visas, Cancellations & Appeals

The FC Lawyers migration team has dealt with many complex visa issues throughout the years.

These issues include both Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation (NOICC) or refusal of visas. If you have already been refused, we can assist you through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) process.

Our team will review each individual situation to find the most efficient solution for your visa/AAT submissions to be accepted.

What are the reasons for visa cancellations?

There are three reasons your visa may have been cancelled. The reasons are:

  • You were non-compliant with visa conditions
  • You did not meet the character requirements
  • You provided false information on your visa application.

If you have had your visa cancelled, you will have a set amount of time to appeal the decision should you want to. You will be notified by the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) notifying you of their intention to cancel your visa. You will then have the opportunity to put forward any reasoning why your visa shouldn’t be cancelled. Generally, the letter from the Department of Home Affairs will provide you with all the information you will need including due dates.

Can you appeal a visa cancellation?

Once you have received the information from the Department of Home Affairs, you will need to check the cancellation notice to see if there’s any opportunity to appeal the visa cancellation. You may be able to request a review of the Department of Home Affairs decision. If the decision was made by the minister personally, you cannot appeal.

Our team of accredited specialists in Immigration Law and registered migration agents can assist you through the often complex and confusing visa cancellation process.

If you’ve received a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation, it’s important to discuss your options with us straight away. There are often tight timeframes that need to be adhered to and getting the visa appeal right is very important.

Our experienced immigration lawyers and registered migration agents have helped clients through the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and in some cases, even applied for a Ministerial Intervention to assist.

What are the next steps for refused visas, cancelled visas, and appealing a visa decision?

Contact our team today to discuss your migration options should you have any refused visas, cancelled visas or are wanting to appeal a visa decision.