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Visa Appeals and Cancellations

Visa Cancellation Appeal Perth

Receiving a visa Refusal or Cancellation Notice from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship can be a traumatic experience. Depending on the notice you receive, you will have between 7 to 21 Days to respond or comply with the departure conditions. Effectively, you have two options: Leave or Appeal.

VISA APPEALS- Our Perth agents can help you submit an appeal, giving you the best chance of success.

If you choose to appeal or respond to a cancellation notice we treat responses as a priority and you will be given an appointment at the earliest possible time.  If you need to meet us outside normal business hours or on the weekend, this can be accommodated however our fee will be $350 (+GST) per hour.


With few exceptions, most Appeal Eligible visa refusals are argued in the Migration Review Tribunal. Because of the need to prepare a full submission to the required legal format, and the attendance at the hearing, appeals’ require a significant amount of work. Where we provide you with advice and guidance on preparing your own submission, we apply a 3 hour minimum.

The current cost of filing a visa cancellation appeal in Perth with the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) is $1604.00 – excluding Bridging Visa Refusal based appeals. In the event that the MRT finds in your favour, you will receive a 50% refund of the Appeal Fee – $802.00 – from the MRT. It is also possible to make a submission for a reduced fee ($770) where you can demonstrate financial hardship. Usually the MRT will not grant a reduced fee where you use a Migration Agent to prepare your application. Under very limited conditions, you can receive a full refund of your MRT appeal fee.


Prepare a response to DIAC Cancellation Notices requires a full understanding of all the events that have led to the issuance of the notice. This is followed by contact with DIAC and then legal research and preparation of your response.


A request for intervention to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship is your final avenue of appeal and occurs after your MRT appeal or cancellation response has been rejected.  The process begins with an initial request to the Minister which is reviewed by specialist Department Officers who effectively decide if your request will proceed to stage two – review by the Minister. It should be noted however, that the Minister is under no obligation to review or accept your request. Where the Minister accepts your request for review, you will be asked to make a further submission and provide additional evidence.

When facing a visa appeals tribunal in Perth or anywhere else in Australia, a Migration Agent or legal representative is vital. At Modern Migration, we have experience with Ministerial Visa Appeals. Our Perth agents can provide you with guidance on how to proceed and prepare your submission based on your evidence and circumstances.

Don’t let one bad decision end your migration dreams