Federal Court

If you receive an unfavourable decision in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal than one option is to further review that decision in the Federal Court.

Unlike the tribunal, which can be relaxed in its approach, the Federal Court takes a formal litigious approach to an application made. Strict rules in the nature of format of applications must be adhered to at all times. We do not recommend that clients undertake Federal Court reviews on their own as a strong knowledge of migration law and the rules of the court in the conduct of matters, is essential.

It is important to remember that Migration Agents who are not Lawyers cannot represent or advise you in Federal court matters.

There are strict time limits for making applications to the Federal Court. The time limit will depend on the decision which is being challenged but for all decisions these time limits are relatively short. Generally a Bridging Visa will be available to you whilst you await your matter to be heard before the Court.

This article contains information about the Federal Court and its processes. The information in this article is intended as introductory information only and is no substitute for legal advice. 

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