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Ministerial intervention – What are they?

A Ministerial intervention in migration matters is often misunderstood. What is Ministerial intervention and how does it work? Ministerial intervention is governed by sections 351, 417 and 501J of the Migration Act 1958 (Act) The Minister has powers under the Act to replace a decision of a merits review tribunal…

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Assigned a case officer for my visa application. What happens next?

When a case officer (CO) is assigned they will then review the file and assess it against immigration policy for the visa subclass applied for. At this point the case officer will either grant the visa or request further information in support of the application so they are satisfied the…

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