Migration Review Tribunal Update
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Migration Review Tribunal Update

The Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) is an administrative division of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and was established to facilitate reviews of visa decisions made by the Department.  The MRT works closely with the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) and both bodies have the ability to not only review decisions made by the Department of Immigration but to alter, dismiss or remit Visa’s granted depending on the merits review.

As of the 1st of July 2015, both the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal will become a part of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).  Through this merger the MRT and RRT will be referred to as a whole entity as the ‘Migration and Refugee Division of the AAT.’

With this change in structure, a change in fees for lodging applications through the new Migration and Refugee Division of the AAT will also be applied.  This increase in fees is conclusive with the law that application fees must be adjusted every two years.  The new fees for lodging an application are as follows:

  • Application lodged requesting a review of visa refusals and cancellations: $1, 673*
  • Protection visa application receiving an unfavourable review: $1,673
  • Applicants eligible for a 50% fee reduction: $836.50

The review process for applicants wanting to challenge the Department of Immigration’s decisions regarding a cancellation or rejection of a visa to Australia, is a lengthy one and one which must be handled professionally.

At Mygration, we have a strong and experienced team which can assist with all aspects of appealing a decision including qualified legal, administrative and immigration staff who are all registered.

Contact us today if you have any queries about a current or intended visa application to reduce the chances of your application being rejected.

* excludes protection visas

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