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 to refuse to grant a protection visa or to cancel a protection visa relying on Article 1F, 32 or 33 of the Refugee 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.
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 on character grounds under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958.