Complex Cases

Australia’s migration framework is increasingly complex and there are a myriad of reasons why an application may be refused or cancelled. If a health or character issue exists or arises for example, most visa subclasses are subject to a ‘one fail – all fail’ criteria, unless a waiver is available and can be exercised by operation of law.

Mapien’s immigration specialists have over 40 years of combined experience and a proven ability to help clients with complex cases, including visa refusals based on health or character issues and non-compliance (suspected or proven) for business sponsors. Our services in this area also extends to assisting corporate clients with responding to compliance audits and investigations conducted by the Department of Home Affairs and the Fair Work Ombudsman.

In all cases, we work closely with our clients to gain an understanding of the individual circumstances of the case so that we may provide a detailed assessment of all possible review options, and the strategies required to achieve a successful outcome. It is not easy to challenge or overturn a negative decision made by the Department of Home Affairs and not all cases will be successful, however we can provide an honest assessment of your appeal options and likelihood for success if you are subject (or potentially subject) to a cancellation or refusal.

In some cases, the right to appeal may fall to a sponsoring employer or family member as opposed to a visa applicant (where the individual is outside of Australia), and we can assist with these cases also.