Every day I get emails from frustrated people from all around the world who have hopes and dreams of coming to visit Australia, coming to Study in Australia, coming to Live in Australia or Work in Australia. The most common question I get is "Why was My Australian Visa Application refused?" and "Can I apply again?" and "How soon can I apply?".
My heart goes out to these people who want to fulfill a life long dream, create a better life for them or their family or simply want to come and visit a family member in Australia, whether it be a parent, a sister, a brother or their boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife.
It really depends on what type of Australian visa you have applied for as to why the Australian Visa application was refused. The first thing to make sure of before you lodge an application is to make sure you actually meet all the legal requirements of that visa according to Australian Migration Law. The best person to be able to confirm you are eligible is a Registered Migration Agent. They are trained and qualified in Australian Migration Law and have years of experience in representing clients applying for Australian Visas.
There is eligibility criteria for all the different types of visa and there is criteria you need to meet at the time you lodge the application and other criteria you need to meet by the time the decision is made on your visa. The Australian Migration is very complex and while you may be able to navigate your way around Australia, navigating yourself around our migration system is another matter entirely.
If you have a dream of migrating to Australia, visiting Australia, or studying in Australia then make sure you are eligible before you waste your time and money and stress yourself out by lodging an application that will only be refused. Consult with a registered migration agent who is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority. If you have already had a visa refused, that is no problem. We help hundreds of people who get their Australian visas refused to make a brand new visa application.
So depending on what type of visa you applied for you may be able to apply again or to appeal the decision.Not all visa refusals will have appeal rights. If you have appeal rights you will be notified by the Department of Immigration.
If you have any questions about migrating to Australia to live, for work or for fun, then please get in touch with one of our registered migration agents.
As Australian Registered Migration Agency we receive hundreds of emails every day from all over the world from people who have applied for Australian Visas, whether they be student visas, tourist visas, parent visas, partner visas, skilled visas or employer sponsored visas.
The hard truth is that not every single person who applies for an Australian Visa will be granted an Australian Visa. There are so many variables including whether or not the applicant meets the eligibility requirements in the first place, whether there are visas available, the decision making skills of the case officer and how they apply their understanding of the law.
Some people simply don't meet and will never meet the requirements. However in our 6 years of operation we have represented hundreds of clients who have had their Australian Visas refused by the Australian Department of Immigration. What we have found is that most visas are refused because the person did not have the knowledge, skills or experience required and they simply didn't lodge the right or enough evidence or information.
So coming back to the question, if you have had an Australian Visa application refused, how long should you wait before you reapply? Well in all honesty you could wait a minute, but what would be the point? First, speak to a registered migration agent and get some advice and save yourself some stress, heart ache, money and time. If you apply again you need to ensure that the second application is a much more thorough application and has more or new evidence or information otherwise there is almost there is no point.
Thousands of people wish to migrate to Australia every day. Applications are going through every day for skilled visas, tourist visas, student visas, parent visas, partner visas, spouse visas and so many more. If you have big dreams to migrate to Australia permanently or just come here temporarily for a holiday or to study, don't lose your dreams on a refused visa. Talk to us first and find out how we can help.
We have Australian Registered Migration Agents on hand to speak with you to give you the best Australian migration advice. Find out why we are the migration agent of choice for thousands of people over the years.
So you can apply as soon as you like, just make sure you have improved the application or worked out why it was refused and what the down falls were in the first application and address those. Or talk to one or our registered migration agents.
Migrating to Australia is a huge decision for most Australia and the Australian Visa Application process is the most tense part because people must wait until they have a final decision from the Department of Immigration, Australian High Commission or Australian Embassy where their visa is lodged before they can make any permanent plans.
As it is a tense and stressful time people are often waiting months, sometimes years to get a final answer. Every single day of the last 6 years of running All Australian Visas, I will get questions for our Australian Registered Migration Agents from people anxiously waiting for an Australian Visa Decision from Department of Immigration.
I refer all of these people to the Department of Immigration website, on their website the Department of Immigration advertise their service standards for Visa Processing time. Use these as your guide. If you have lodged your Australian Visa Application at the Australian High Commission or Australian Embassy overseas then you can find their particular website through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. These High Commission and Embassy websites usually have the more local processing times which can be way more accurate than the general one's listed on the Department of Immigration's website.
If you are worried about your visa application,not sure if you lodged all the required documents, not sure if you were eligible and if you met all the legal criteria or you run into problems after you have lodged it is not too late to book an Australian Registered Migration agent from All Australian Visas to assist you.
We are experts in Australian Migration Law & Regulations and we have the skills, qualifications and experience to save you hassle, stress, time & money. This is such an important milestone in your life and so don't leave it to chance, trust an expert. We are the Australian Migration Agent of Choice for thousands of people migrating to Australia.
Please use our contact form to ask about our visa assessment and consultation services.
As an international student when you graduate, if you are eligible you may be able to apply for an Australian graduate visa.
The graduate visa is an important part of the migration plan for international students who have an end goal of permanent residency. Graduate visas allow you to:
Some of the common refusal reasons :
The first step is to work out if you qualify for an Australian Skilled Visa or an Australian Employer sponsored Visa. Your first port of call is the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. You can navigate this to find out some initial information.
If you then want confirmation from an Australian Registered Migration Agent who can spend one entire hour with you to confirm you are eligible, give you an overview of the process and requirements and then answer your questions then book an initial consultation.
Our number one priority is to provide professional and accurate migration advice and assistance to clients. We have a 100% success rate with skilled visas, remember, we are not the Department of Immigration so we can't guarantee success but we can guarantee we will lodge the best possible application and ensure that all legal criteria have been met and guide you through the entire process.
If you live overseas and you’d like the opportunity to create a future in Australia, there are a number of visa options available to you.
If you have skills or qualifications that Australia needs, you can be:
Australian Migration law is complex and complicated and changes constantly. Registered migration agents obtain professional qualifications in order to be registered legally. Our profession is regulated to ensure we adhere to the strict code of conduct and are regularly updating our professional development and staying on top of the Australian Migration Law.
So first step is to find out you are eligible.Then you need to gather all the required evidence and documentation required and you can lodge an application online. The most important step is the first, ensure you and any additional applicants meet all of the required legal criteria, otherwise you could lose thousands of dollars in application fees and have to go through the process all over again, if your visa is refused.
In Australia it is illegal to provide migration advice and assistance unless you are registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority. Overseas there are many unregistered agents providing advice, and while this is concerning, it is not actually illegal as they are not physically located in Australia.
If you are located overseas and are considering using an unregistered agent, please think again. Even though we an Australian migration consultancy firm located in Adelaide, South Australia we help people from all around the world. There are some clients I have helped where both the sponsor and the applicant have lived overseas or interstate and I have never had the chance to meet them.
The technology of email, telephone and internet make it possible for me to help clients anywhere in the world. The arrest of Sydney-man Eddie Kang is a timely reminder that we must always check with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority www.mara.gov.au if an agent is registered before we sign a fees and services agreement or hand over any money.
Migration agents who are registered will advertise this all over their website and emails with their seven-digit registration number, my migration agent's registration number is 0955608. We cannot stress enough how important it is to use a registered migration agent to help you lodge an Australian visa application. Australian migration law, regulations and policy can change quickly and be complex.
Registered migration agents have specialist training in Australian migration law and must keep up our registration by completing continuing professional development courses each year and follow other legal requirements such as abide by our code of conduct.
The registration system with Office of the Migration Agent's Authority was designed to protect people from the usually disastrous consequences of using an unregistered person. They just don't have the training, the knowledge, the skills and sometimes as in this case the ethics to represent people when it comes to Australian Immigration.
A few weeks ago the SBS reported a story with a sensational heading: "More than 1,000 Australian partner visas have been cancelled after being identified as either bogus or belonging to people living overseas."
The story went on to report 1053 partner visas had been cancelled and were broken up as follows:
Of the 1053 cancellations:
- 31 were cancelled for the provision of incorrect information and or bogus documents.
- 108 were cancelled for people with temporary visas in temporary visas in Australia or temporary and permanent visas of visa holders outside Australia.
- 809 were cancelled for people with a permanent or a temporary visa to be cancelled, without notice, for visa holders who are outside Australia at the time of cancellation.
- 72 were consequentially cancelled for people for visas held by members of the family unit of a person whose visa has been cancelled under one of the provisions above.
- 33 cancelled for permanent or a temporary visa holders on character related grounds.
I have so far not come across a couple who I believed were making bogus claims. If I have any hint that someone may be trying to fake a relationship in order to obtain a partner visa I would not provide them with migration advice and assistance to apply for their partner visa. I work with my clients for 2 to 3 months to collect all of their evidence and I ensure we have enough evidence in each category to ensure we will have a visa approval.
Given I have a 100% success rate with partner visas with All Australian Visas I am a supported of partner migration as an option for couples to be together. I would find it hard to believe that many bogus claims would be getting through as I have seen genuine people get refused and them come to me for help to represent them in front of the Migration Review Tribunal.
The partner visa migration process is a lengthy and draining one even for genuine couples. There is a lot of preparation of paperwork, huge costs involved and then a lot of waiting to get the first stage visa approved and then to apply for the second stage visa and then wait for that to be approved. If you would like some of the stress taken out of the process then consider hiring a professional like myself to assist you with your partner visa application whether it be as a de facto or married couple or for a prospective marriage visa.
Don't even think about lodging a fake application, you could end up having the visa cancelled after all of the hard work, waiting and money spent. If you are not entitled to a visa then do not apply. If you would like to know if you are entitled for any type oa Australian visa then please contact us.
At a Senate Hearings Committee meeting held Monday 26 May 2014 the Migration Review Tribunal-Refugee Review Tribunal and Department of Immigration and Border Protection both confirmed the joining of the Migration Review Tribunal-Refugee Review Tribunal with other tribunals was targeted to save more than $19 million of Government Funds and that Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Australian Customs and Border Protection service would be amalgamated by 1 July 2015.
The session heard from Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash, Senior DIBP Officers Martin Bowles and Dr Wendy Southern and Principal Member MRT and RRT Kay Ransome.
DIBP Secretary Martin Bowles said new Australian Border Force would be set up within the Department.
"This will consolidate the operational border functions of Immigration and Customs and will include the investigation, compliance and enforcement, as well as the immigration detention network, offshore processing centres and removals," he said.
Ms Ransome confirmed discussions had commenced between the MRT-RRT and the other agencies and it will be amalgamated on 1 July 2015.
Ms Ransome said the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal had made more than 22,000 decisions so far this year - almost 40 per cent more than the number of decisions made in the same period in 2012-13.
If you have a visa refusal notification letter from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and your application for a visa application has been refused and you have review rights to appeal, please ensure you lodge your appeal within the legislated time frames.
If you need the services of a registered migration agent to represent you in front of the Migration Review Tribunal or Refugee Review Tribunal, please contact us as we can help you with the entire appeal process. The first thing we will do is meet with you at a consultation and give you advice about your chances of success to appeal the refused visa application.
Please call us on 1300697069 or email us on our website.
I am an Australian Partner Visa Specialist and Partner Visa Expert. I only provide migration advice and assistance to partners who apply as de facto or married spouses or people who are engaged to be married for prospective marriage visas applications.
The current processing time at the Perth Partner Processing Centre is advertised as 14 months on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Standards, our case was approved in roughly half that time. I am so over the moon the application went through with not one request from the Department, not a phone call or an email. It was the perfect decision-ready, fully front-loaded application. Listen to what the applicant, had to say about my service:
"Danielle Ferris has been an incredible resource and reliable trustworthy compassionate immigration agent for myself and my husband, helping us stay on task, helping us to keep everything organized, answering all questions in a timely manner and with absolute precision. I will hire her again when it is time for us to complete the next phase of becoming a permanent resident here in Australia. I have spoken to other people in my position and come to find out they have paid their immigration agent(s) more then what Danielle requires for far less results. I can't say enough for Danielle's diligent patience in the process with us and her skills are impeccable. I will add she successfully succeeded in assisted us with an approved partner/spouse visa for myself.
Jolie Levitt Watson (aka, Jolie Blue)"
Service Category: Immigration Agent
Year first hired: 2013 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Thank you Jolie. Any one considering hiring a registered migration agent to assist with a partner or prospective marriage visa, please contact me I would love to help you. Assisting couples, married or engaged, is my passion and my area of expertise.
Registered Migration Agent
I am a Registered Migration Agent whose passion is helping people migrate to Australia.