AAT Successful Without a Hearing!

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) conducts an independent merit review of administrative decisions made under Commonwealth laws.

We frequently represent clients at the AAT because of visa refusals or cancellations.

Australian Immigration law as we know it is one of the most complicated law in Australia. It is crucial for all Migration Agents and Migration Lawyers to know the law as well as know how to interpret it.

We recently were engaged to represent a case from a client from Brisbane QLD to take a visa refusal to the AAT for review.

For those who are not aware, a typical process of the AAT review is as follow:

  1. Application: lodge the AAT review application;
  2. Submission: provide supporting evidence and legal submission;
  3. Allocation: Case allocation to a Member of the AAT, there may be a request for further information;
  4. Invitation & Attendance: invite you to attend a hearing
  • whether in person, or by telephone or video call, to give oral evidence and present arguments
  • nominate other persons who could give evidence e.g. a Migration Agent
  • suggest other evidence or materials the AAT might obtain
  1. Further Submission: Post-hearing submission before decision, if required;
  2. Decision: Decision will be received by the AAT containing the outcome and a statement of decision

Despite the Client not being in the same city as us, we were able to communicate efficiently and effectively, thanks to the advance in technology, through the Client’s preferred communication method via KakaoTalk, WhatsApp, Email, and via telephone conferences.

AAT-remitted-1-2Kris Ahn (Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law) and Mary Shin (Registered Migration Agent) both worked remotely with the Clients to obtain information and supporting evidence to submit a successful application.

Crux Migration is mindful of the mental pressure and stress that our Clients go through during this process, as well as the costs that it incurs. Hence, we always promote efficiency in time as well as costs.

This recent AAT case reflected this, by submitting a carefully constructed supporting evidence with a solid legal submission, Mary and Kris were able to obtain a positive decision from the AAT without a hearing. This has saved our Clients’ further stress of appearing before the Tribunal, and also costs that would have incurred for us to attend.

Since the positive AAT, the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) have granted our Clients their visa in just 4 days. Needless to say, our Clients are extremely happy with our results.

We’d like to thank you our client for giving us their trust. We are truly honoured to be part of this journey.

No matter where you are in the world, no matter what visa you want to apply for, Agape Henry Crux (formally known as Crux Migration) can help you.

This is your life. Choose the best. Choose Agape Henry Crux.