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MRT Reviews

When a visa application has been refused, or a visa has been cancelled, the applicant or a person associated with the applicant may be entitled to apply for a review. However, it is important to note that under the migration regulations not all applicants may be entitled to a review. Furthermore, the timeframes to apply for a review are very strict. It is essential that if a situation arises where you wish to consider a review, you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

The Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) is one of several bodies with the responsibility for reviewing migration decisions. Except for protection visas which are dealt with by the Refugee Review Tribunal and character decisions which are reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the MRT reviews most decisions made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

If you apply for review of your visa, the MRT will consider the merits of your case and will make its own decision, disregarding the earlier decision. As a result of this, the Tribunal may require further information to be provided and in most cases will conduct a hearing in order to obtain verbal evidence from the review applicant and supporting witnesses.

Once all the material has been considered, the MRT may decide:

  • to confirm the original decision, or
  • to overturn it, which usually means sending it back to DIAC for further processing.

Career counselling

Career counselling or career guidance includes a wide variety of professional activities which help people deal with career-related challenges. Career counsellors work with adolescents seeking to explore career options, experienced professionals contemplating a career change, parents who want to return to the world of work after taking time to raise their child, or people seeking employment. Career counselling is also offered in various settings, including in groups or individually in person, or by means of digital communication.

Settling in Australia.

Please refer to the following link for further general information in relation to:

  • Renting or purchasing a home;
  • Medicare and private medical insurance;
  • Opening a bank account;
  • Finding employment; and
  • Other issues’ for new migrants settling in Australia.