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Connect Australia

Level 1/22-28 Edgeworth David Ave Hornsby NSW 2077 Australia

APPEALS​

I or another person lodged my Australian Citizen application and it is now refused, can you help? The answer is yes and we recommend you contact our office at your earliest opportunity so we can tailor a personalised solution for you. 

The Department of Home Affairs, the Minister of Home Affairs or The Minister of Immigration have wide-ranging powers under sections 17, 19D or 24 of the Australian Citizenship Act that allows them to;

  • refuse to approve a person becoming an Australian citizen under section 17, 19D or 24 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007
  • cancel an approval given to a person to become an Australian citizen under section 25

  • refuse to approve a person becoming an Australian citizen again under section 30

  • refuse to approve a person renouncing his or her Australian citizenship under section 33

  • revoke a person’s Australian citizenship under section 34 or 36.

our decision letter from the department will outline the reasons offered and provide a list of reviewable decisions.

Connect Australia Pty Ltd understands the significance and distress of the appeals process and is equipped to support and guide clients through this difficult process. Where needed our advocacy team will be engaged to support your appeals process.

 We have created a link to a series of department-published videos on what you can expect during an appeals process on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ConnectAustraliaPtyLtd/ in the following languages. Please visit our Facebook page for information videos in the following languages on what to expect during an appeals process.

  • Information on what to expect during an Administrative Appeals process in Urdu – معلوماتی ویڈیو
  • Information on what to expect during an Administrative Appeals process in Serbian – Informativni video materijali
  • Information on what to expect during an Administrative Appeals process in Punjabi – Information Video
  • Information on what to expect during an Administrative Appeals process in Mandarin – 视频系列
  • Information on what to expect during an Administrative Appeals process in Farsi (Persian) or Dari – Informative video
  • Information on what to expect during an Administrative Appeals process in Arabic – Information Video
  • Information on what to expect during an Administrative Appeals process in English – Information Video
  • Information on what to expect during an Administrative Appeals process in Vietnamese – Video thông tin

The appeals process can be costly and it’s highly recommended that you are well aware of your options from the onset. Our team will discuss a range of options that cater to your budget and provide a fair and unbiased opinion where possible. Our reasonable base fee for preparing review applications with AAT is listed in our price table below.

In the first instance, we suggest an extended consultation with us (x2) (Fees apply) or contact our office immediately on receipt of your letter from the department that outlines why your application for Australian Citizenship was refused so a detailed response can be compiled.

Where can I find out more information?

How much will it cost?

Our fees include lodgement, advice, preparation and submission. The Department of Home Affairs has its own charges and we have provided a guide below. Other fees and charges should also be considered for example training for tests, postage, sundries etc. 

 

Description Fees
Our Base Fee for Australian Citizenship for the main applicant
$2000
Our Fee for Australian Citizenship per additional adult family member
$1500
Per additional child/dependent applicant (under 18 years old)
$100
Department Fee for Under 59 years old (Estimate only)
$490
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Rejections and Appeal Submissions Estimate only for Appeals
$3750

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Rejections and Appeal Submissions

Estimate only for Appeals

You are welcome to book an initial consultation with our qualified team by:

Phone us:

WhatsApp

Per additional child/dependent applicant
(under 18 years old)Email us directly and attach any files

Department Fee for Under 59 years old (Estimate only)Enquiry form via our secure portal for more detailed replies

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Rejections and Appeal Submissions Estimate only for Appeals

+61 2 9985 1673

+61 449 151 115

 jessie@connectaustralia.com.au

 jessie@connectaustralia.com.au

 jessie@connectaustralia.com.au

Ways to contact

Visits made to our office will be by appointment only