AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal) review decisions made by officers of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to refuse or cancel visas. AAT can also review decisions relating to approval and cancellation of sponsorship and nomination.
AAT is the amalgamated tribunal, will undertake the same functions as the MRT and RRT, and decisions which could be reviewed in the former Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal are now reviewed in our Migration and Refugee Division.
AAT is an independent review body and can help you by reconsidering your case and making a finding in relation to it. The AAT has the power to:
overturn or remit a decision
substitute another decision
return the case to the Department of Immigrationfor reconsideration, or
affirm the original decision.
The AAT must follow immigration law. Therefore, it does not have the power to grant a visa where the applicant does not meet all requirements for that visa.
Where the visa applicant or holder is in Australia then, they are the person who should apply for review. If the visa applicant is overseas, then in most cases the Australian sponsor, nominator or family member makes the application for review. In some cases the visa applicant must be in Australia in order to apply for review (eg where they applied for an onshore visa while in Australia).
The business sponsor or employer must apply for review in relation to business sponsorship and employer nomination decisions.
Shada Migration and Education Services can communicate with AAT on your behalf; forward written submissions and written evidence to AAT and request access to documents in relation to the application. We can accompany you to a hearing.
Please contact us if you need assistance with your AAT matter.
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Step One: Assessment and Consultation
Usually we ask you to provide us with detailed information about your age, work history, education and English language ability as well as other relevant information through an assessment form.
You may fill out an online assessment form that is accessible in our website, or you may email us and request for an assessment form
After receiving the information, we will conduct an initial review of your assessment form and provide you with an email containing your most appropriate visa program to Australia.
Then you will be invited to participate in an interview either face to face or online
In the interview , you have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding your migration process, and a registered migration consultant will explain about your visa options and provide you with an estimate of fees
The initial assessment attracts a small consultation fee which the client requires to pay.
You will be asked to send us an email and request a formal agreement for services and fees if you wish to engage us with your visa application
Step Two: Signing the Contract
Upon receiving your email, we will provide you with a draft agreement of Services and Fees and " Consumer Guide" which contains information about the migration advice profession and what a client can reasonably expect from a migration agent and complaint procedures.
You will be advised about the detailed fees and charges for your visa matter on the draft agreement and we are more than happy to answer your questions about the agreement
You will be advised how long will be taking to process your visa application by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
When the agreement is signed, the responsible registered migration consultant will provide you with a letter of advice as well as a checklist about the documents that are required to be collected for the visa lodgement
Step Three: Visa Application Lodgement
Upon receiving the documents, we will conduct the documentation checks and review all supporting documentations to ensure that they are complete and a valid and strong visa application can be lodged.
At this stage, we will assist you to complete the application forms and check that all of the forms and supporting documentation are complete and correct. The Visa Application is then submitted to the relevant governing authority on your behalf.
We will pay for all the visa application fees on your behalf if you wish us to do so
Step Four: Visa Processing and the Decision
During the processing of your visa application, Shada Migration and Education Services will communicate with governing authorities on your behalf. This will ensure that the visa application is being processed as quickly as possible.
If the Department of Immigration is requested you to provide further supporting documents for your application , we will advise you as soon as we receive the information and assist you to comply with the request of the Department.
We will notify you of the decision of your visa application and will provide you with a Statements of Services and Fees in which you find the information about what services you have received from Shada Migration and Education Services for your visa application
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We will contact you within seven working days and advise you about the outcome of the assessment of your inquiry.
Welcome to Shada Migration and Education Services (SMES).
Based in Sydney Australia, SMES specialises in providing immigration advice and assistance to businesses and individuals as well as providing education services for those students who wish to study in Australia.
SMES's focus is to provide high quality migration and education services. We believe in acting on legitimate interest of our clients and deal with our clients competently, diligently and fairly.
We believe in professionalism and our power is based on our knowledge. We know the industry. We have good reputation and we know the path for lodging a positive visa application.
Honesty is inseparable part of our business. We are frank and candid about the prospects of the success of a visa application.
Australia is a good country with fascinating natural scenes and we wish you all the best in your endeavours to come to this beautiful country either as a migrant or as a student.
Mohammad Reza Azimi Registered Migration Agent
Immigration to Australia
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Anyone who has had their visa application reviewed and decided by Administrative Appeals Tribunal or is in detention (whether or not they have had their visa application reviewed and decided by the AAT may write to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (‘Minister’) asking the Minister to consider issuing a visa in the “public interest”. This is generally referred to as a request for Ministerial intervention.
If the Minister decides to exercise his / her discretion, he or she will issue the visa which is considered to be the most appropriate. This may be a temporary or permanent visa.
Shada Migration and Education Services can assist you to seek Ministerial intervention and we are able to prepare the submission on your behalf and include documents according to Ministerial Guidelines.
If you wish to discuss about your case, feel free to contact us.