Migration matters

The AAT has jurisdiction to review a limited number of decisions relating to visas made under the Migration Act 1958. They include the following:

  • a decision under section 65 to refuse to grant a protection visa relying on section 36(2C)(a) or (b) or Article 1F, 32 or 33(2) of the Refugees Convention

  • a decision to cancel a business visa under section 134

  • a decision to refuse to grant a visa under section 501(1), or to cancel a visa under section 501(2), where the decision is made by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

  • a decision under section 501CA(4) not to revoke the cancellation of a visa under section 501(3A), where the decision is made by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

Specific procedures apply to an application made by a person in Australia seeking review of a decision to refuse to grant, or to cancel, their visa under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958.

Information for applicants

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