Protection Visa Refusal

Protection Visa Refusal


Each protection visa refusal is different. First of all, you should carefully read your refusal letter.

And you should pay particular attention to the following information in the protection visa refusal letter:

  • if you have the right to appeal
  • a timeframe to lodge an appeal
  • the appeal body you should make the appeal to

Onshore protection visa appeals are, in most cases, directed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Bear in mind that the deadline for a protection visa appeal is very strict. It can’t be extended.

So, appealing your protection visa refusal is your last resort and you should be well prepared for it.

Protection Visa Refusal – The AAT Hearing…

The hearing will be conducted at an AAT hearing room in your nearest state capital or online via video conference.

The AAT will contact you to inform the location, date and time.

You may request to have an interpreter in your hearing.

The AAT hearing is your chance to try and prove that the DHA refusal decision was not fair.

But how do you do this?

You can’t just say what you have already said to the Department of Home Affairs.

You need more evidence. Better still, you need a proper strategy…

Protection 866 Visa Refusal – Building a robust strategy to win your appeal at the AAT

To begin with, you need to find the reason why the Department of Home Affairs refused your protection visa application.

For that, you need to read the decision letter carefully.

Then you need to prepare a submission with all your arguments regarding why you think the DHA missed out on something and your protection visa application should not be refused.

Meanwhile, all legal criteria must be met.

It’s highly recommended that you seek legal advice when preparing your protection visa refusal appeal.

One of the most important things to consider, when looking at different migration lawyers to help you, is the level of experience that these individuals have in protection visa refusal.

As with doctors, no one wants to trust their important matters to someone that does not have the experience necessary to handle their specific issues.

For example, you wouldn’t treat yourself with a General Practitioner if you had a serious heart problem. You would go to a cardiologist. Even better, to the best cardiologist you could find.

This is especially true when it comes to protection visa refusal. The more experience that a lawyer has in AAT matters, the better he will be able to circumvent problems and build a winning strategy.

Don’t commit the mistake of assigning any migration agent or lawyer to handle your protection visa refusal. It will fail miserably.

Remember, this is your last resort. You must go above and beyond to salvage your protection visa application.

Gold Migration lawyers have 12+ years of experience in protection visa refusals and an excellent success rate representing clients at the AAT.

Our lawyers are very technical and hold a professional background that would cause envy in any protection visa lawyer in Australia…

Ramtin Diznab , Gold Migration Principal Lawyer, has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia and has jurisdiction to appear in all Federal Courts of Australia.

He has also given an interview to Authority Magazine as a top protection visa lawyer, a magazine that has interviewed celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, Shaquille O’Neal, Seth Godin and other superstars.

Our lawyers are usually commended by the AAT regarding the quality of our submissions.

This is what a migration officer said during a hearing when he saw a submission from Gold Migration:

“I’ve never said this to anyone, but this is the most detailed Protection Visa Submission I have ever seen.” 

Needless to say, we have overturned many protection visa refusals. And our clients are very satisfied with that.

Protection Visa Refusal Lawyers

If you don’t know how to prepare a winning strategy to successfully appeal your protection visa refusal, give us a call or click here to send us a message as soon as possible.

Gold Migration will study your refusal letter carefully.

Then we will find the best strategy to go about it.

We will prepare a legal submission summarising your claims as well as providing arguments regarding why we think the DHA decision to refuse your visa application was not right. Of course, all considering the relevant applicable laws.

We will also prepare a thorough country research regarding your claims to be included in the submission.

Importantly, we will prepare you for the AAT hearing. For that, we will organise a few mock-up hearings in our office.

We will also prepare you psychologically, so you know exactly what to answer during the AAT hearing.

Before the hearing is concluded, our lawyers will also make oral submissions on your behalf.

Then after the hearing, the AAT will decide to either “remit” or “affirm” the decision taken by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

If the AAT affirms, it means that they agree that your protection visa application should have been refused.

In this case, your last resort is to appeal to the Federal Circuit Court.

But that’s an option only if you believe there is a legal error with the decision taken by the AAT.

On the other hand, if the decision is “remitted”, it means that the AAT does not agree with the Department of Home Affairs. And they think your protection visa application should not have been refused.

If that happens, they will forward your case back to the Department of Home Affairs for further assessment and your protection visa is likely to be approved.

If you want us to help you with your protection visa refusal, fill in the form below…

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Helping People Just Like You

What matters to us most is what our clients have to say about their experience once everything has been resolved. Below are some of the messages we have received from people we’ve represented.

Abdul hamid Adam
Abdul hamid A.
My partner and I walked into Gold Migration for the first time in early November 2023 for seeking help about my case in AAT. Saemeh Ghasemi help me and support me through with everything that I need to prepare for hearing in next few week. Saemeh Ghasemi also accompany and attend AAT hearing with me. Saemeh Ghasemi always give us mentally support, tell us don’t be stress. In January 2024, Saemeh called me and give me a good news, that we won ATT. Thank you Saemeh Ghasemi, you make my self and my partner can be together and stay in Australia together. Thank you Gold migration more
Simon m
Simon m
I engaged Gold Migration, because I had left things a little too late and there were some factors that were too complicated and too confusing and too high risk for me to do on my own.My first meeting with them was by video. I was looking at a set up with lined up desks much like you see in a court room drama. There were 3 people in the room. They asked me to describe my circumstances and they answered my questions. They were forthright and pulled no punches, they told me the risks and the issues I would have to deal with. Then they conferred together and then gave me a price. It wasn’t the most expensive I had been quoted, nor the cheapest, but what impressed me about them was the machine like efficiency they dealt with the problem from the beginning. There are NO surprises from this firm. They lay out all the costs at the time of engagement, they tell you the steps they will be taking and their approach.Remember this is Immigration you’re dealing with, even expert lawyers have no control over such a department, timescale is not in the control of you or your lawyers.For the first month it was a flurry of activity for me. They sent me a cloud based drive to upload all my documents and evidence to. They reviewed it and made suggestions. All of the statements they asked me to write came with examples and best way to write them. Then they told me they had everything they needed and to leave it with them. On reflection I realised I had witnessed a highly experienced team in action. They asked for and got what they needed, it was explained and documented and organised. They have a very efficient set of procedures they follow and they make sure all the boxes are ticked before they submit.You can’t fault this level of experience and practical application, you basically pay them and go along for the ride. Over the months as immigration dealt with the case they came back to me a few times and asked for more information. I know they wrote reports and fielded questions from immigration but all I got was a comment that everything was tracking as planned.The most interesting part for me to see was the obvious pleasure and satisfaction they enjoyed when they called me to tell me we finally had the PR visa. They took it personally and that meant a lot to me.Are they expensive ? Well that depends, how much is having your family members live with you in Australia worth to you ? They are not the cheapest , they are not the most expensive, but I am confident that they are the best!If you are worried about getting a loved one or a valued worker a visa, or you are having issues with your visa, you should not hesitate to go with the gold standard. Go with Gold Immigration and sleep better at night knowing your visa issue is in good more
Jalal Razavi
Jalal R.
Entrusting Gold Migration Lawyers was the best decision I ever made for my parents to obtain a safe and secure future here in Australia. A life changing decision for them.Our case manager was Saemeh Ghasemi who was instrumental in ensuring their Protection Visa was thoroughly detailed and solid. Saemeh was very kind caring and took extra effort to understand and appreciate the dire situation of my parents and was very supportive all the way to a successful "Visa Granted" outcome.Thank you Saemeh and team for your dedicated and supportive service to me and my parents."Gold Migration Lawyers indeed provides GOLD CLASS service" and I strongly recommend them to our family and more
Daniel Esdaile
Daniel E.
My partner and I had walked into Gold Migration for the first time in May of 2023. I was anxious at I knew by the time we would have to lodge our partner visa we would not have lived together for 12 months. Walt had given us the reassurance that all would be okay, I instantly felt that sigh of relief through the professional and welcoming service that Walt and his team had provided. We then began our journey with Gold Migration Lawyers, the whole time Walt had been there to support us through every enquiry and every piece of evidence. We eventually submitted our visa in October with every bit of confidence of a positive outcome. In February we got out 820 grant, the moment Walt had told me that the visa had been granted I began to cry of happiness. Thank you Walt! Thank you Gold migration lawyers, you have allowed myself and my partner to be in Australia more
Ghassan Elbarhoun
Ghassan E.
I’d like to thank SAEMEH GHASEMI and her team for their exceptional work on our visa, very very easy process ,I highly recommend gold migration, thanks Samy.
Isoa Talevakaruamainairai
Isoa T.
Massive thank you goes to Saemeh Ghasemi and Carolyn Araboghlian at Gold Migration Lawyer for their relentless support throughout the process of preparing for my AAT appeal right through the exciting news of successfully wining the AAT Appeal. Wow absolutely amazing, to be able to work with Saemeh Ghasemi and Carolyn Araboghlian. Saemeh Ghansemi have been going extra miles to ensure that Gold Migration provide and delivered positive experience that took so much anxiety, nerves away and for genuinely cares about her clients. I am so pleased and grateful to be able to trust Gold Migration Lawyers for the Successful Outcome of my AAT Appeal. Even before the appeal I was already recommending Gold Migration Lawyer to my friends due to the best services that they have already initiate from the beginning of the services. I have never experience best services before thanking you so much Saemeh Ghasemi for going extra miles really means a lot to me personally and Thank You so much Gold Migration for an AMAZING SERVICES. I would definitely highly recommend Gold Migration more
Tyler Meier
Tyler M.
Hiring Gold migration lawyers, and having Saemeh represent my partner was the best decision we could have made. My partner was applying for a Visa and had a hearing at the AAT, and Saemeh helped us prepare and get ready for the hearing and represented him very well, we were successful and found out within 2 weeks!! Saemeh’s had the expertise and knowledge to help us and we are so so thankful to her and the team at Gold more
Syed Rizvi
Syed R.
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