Has your visa been cancelled?
Before a visa is cancelled, the Department may provide you with a letter advising you about their intentions to cancel your visa and inviting you to provide a response before they make their decision. This letter is referred to as a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation and should be taken very seriously.
If however, you receive a letter confirming that your visa has already been cancelled, then you should seek urgent advice. If you are in Australia at the time you receive a notification that your visa has been cancelled, you might be an unlawful non-citizen and be subject to detention.
4 things you should know If your visa has been cancelled
If you are in Australia when your visa in cancelled, then the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is the first available review avenue. . But there are a few important things that you need to remember if you are considering applying for a review of your visa cancellation:
- You may still need to apply for a Bridging Visa immediately to maintain a lawful status;
- There are very strict timeframes to apply for review with the AAT;
- Not all visa cancellations can be reviewed;
- There are additional costs and, in most cases, lengthy processing times.
Simar Hermis has successfully represented many clients at the AAT and helped them overturn the Departments decision to refuse or cancel their visa. The reason behind Simar’s outstanding success rate with his AAT matters is that he has a great deal of experience in this field and prepares his clients for their hearing in great details.
If you have received a decision cancelling your visa application, you must take immediate action and find out if you’re eligible to apply for review – Visa Refusal Questionnaire.