Have you had a visa application refused? Have you been notified that your visa has been cancelled?

Visa and citizenship applications get refused by the Department of Home Affairs for different reasons and there are times when visas are cancelled.

If you find yourself with either a visa refusal or a visa cancellation, you need to take action today.

Visa Refusal
If you are informed that your visa application has been refused, or is being considered to be refused, it is very important that you act immediately and have your situation assessed by a lawyer as soon as possible.

  • There is a time limitation for the ability to reply to or appeal a visa refusal.
  • It takes time to put together a detailed submission to reply to or appeal a visa refusal decision.
  • We may be able to help you have your visa refusal decision reviewed by the Tribunal.

Visa Cancellation
If you receive notification that your visa has been cancelled, or is being considered to be cancelled, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.

If your visa is being considered for cancellation, then we are able to assist you in putting your strongest submission forward as to why your visa shouldn't be cancelled.

If your visa has already been cancelled, you may have an opportunity to have the decision revoked (reversed) and you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Ministerial Intervention 
In limited circumstances we may be able to apply on your behalf to the Minister of Immigration to consider your visa refusal or cancellation.

A Ministerial Intervention application is the absolute last resort when all other legal avenues have been exhausted.

Why use Opening Australia?:
At Opening Australia, we understand that if you find yourself in either of the above situations that it can be a stressful time for you, your family and friends.

Our process with a visa refusal and cancellation is to:

  1.  Clearly explain to you the situation that you are in and what your options are;
  2. Ensure that you do not become unlawful in Australia and if you do, secure an available visa for you as soon as possible;
  3. Represent you:
  • at the Tribunal or Court; or
  • with an application to the Minister for Ministerial Intervention. ​​
Client testimonial 
"The team at Opening Australia were excellent throughout. They explained precisely what was required from me at the very start, ensuring my application had the highest chance of acceptance by guiding me through each stage, from reference requirements, to medical and insurance requirements. Their attention to detail was superb and I felt like they really cared about the acceptance of the Visa. I'm delighted to have had my application approved within 2 weeks, which is a testament to the professionalism of the team at Opening Australia"
- Derek