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Visa Refusals

Visa Refusals
TSS Immigration regularly represent clients with their review applications at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). We provide advice prior to application for review and can manage the review process on your behalf. This service includes representation at the actual hearing when called. It is critical to make review applications within the prescribed timeframe as outlined in the communication received from DIBP.

If you have had a visa refused, in certain circumstances you may seek to have a review of the decision at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). We can provide advice on your chances of success when seeking a review of your visa refusal.

Common Refusal Scenarios

The most common visa refusal scenarios visa applicants face include:

  • DIBP determining that there is not a genuine need for the position specified in the nomination application for a subclass 457 visa.

  • DIBP forming the belief that a student is a non-genuine student on the basis they have extensive periods of enrolment without completing courses, or have changed courses frequently.

  • The applicant or a family member does not satisfy the Minister that they are of good character under s501.

  • DIBP deeming that an applicant provided bogus documents or false and misleading information in an application.

  • Applicants not convincing DIBP that they are a genuine tourist when applying for a subclass 600 visa.
Registered Migration Agents at TSS Immigration are available to discuss the particular circumstances of the relevant cancellation notice and provide advice on the options available based on the specific situation and DIBP notification letter.


The right to have a decision reviewed at the relevant tribunal is removed in event that the application for review is not made within the time limit.

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Discuss the specifics of your migration situation and receive professional advice from one of our Registered Migration Agents