Refused Visas

Was Your Visa Refused?


If you have received a visa refusal notification, don’t be disheartened as there are often steps you can take to have your application reviewed.

Visa refusal decisions are regularly overturned by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), and the process for applying for a review of the decision can be done quickly and seamlessly by a lawyer who is a expert in the area of visa application reviews. 

At Timpson Immigration Lawyers, we help clients all over the world get through their visa issues and ultimately get the yes.


We can help. We have in-depth experience with all types of visas, including partner, work, skilled, sponsored, student, spouse, de facto and protection. But first, you need to confirm that your case is eligible for review at the AAT.

Check the refusal notice you received from the Department of Home Affairs. It will state whether your visa decision is reviewable or not.

ACT FAST! If your decision is reviewable, then it is critical that you act fast and take the necessary steps to lodge your appeal.

Strict time limits apply. If you miss your window, you lose your right to have the decision reviewed and be left with no other recourse. You need to speak to a professional who is experienced in visa refusals as soon as possible.

An appeal with the AAT is the last chance for a lot of people. If your appeal is unsuccessful you can effectively be prevented from making another application in Australia.

Don’t delay. Speak to one of our visa experts now to find out where you stand.

How We Can Help You

Timpson Immigration lawyers are experts in all matters related to immigration, specialising in visa refusals and cancellations.

  • We are experts in visa cancellation cases
  • We are experts in character, health, technicalities, and other discretionary grounds
  • We understand how important these cases are to each individual
  • We lodge urgent appeals fast
  • We have well over 10 years of experience presenting cases for favourable reconsideration
  • Our single goal is to get you that YES

A visa cancellation is something that everyone dreads receiving or even hearing about. But if you act quickly and choose the right representative, it does not have to mean the end.

(07) 3166 9100 (Australia)
(+61) 7 3166 9100 (International)

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“You were amazing. You were 100% on it. You gave me updates, let me know how things were moving, how much $$ was left in my account, etc. There wasn’t a second I felt like I wasn’t being looked after.”

Kristin Connell

Richard proved what I was told. His professionalism in dealing with the case, the depth and breadth of details that he catered for, and his surprise visit in accompanying me on my hearing with the

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) restored my confidence. He helped me walk the last miles, which are always the hardest.


For Us, It’s Personal

Richard Timpson – Co-Founder – Consultant/Mentor, Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law
“My focus is to get all our clients the right outcome”

Richard is one of a small handful of accredited specialist immigration lawyers in the State of Queensland. He qualified as a solicitor in 1999 in the Republic of Ireland and achieved the status of an accredited specialist in immigration law in Australia in 2012.

  • Accredited immigration law specialist
  • Nearly 20 years legal experience
  • Expert in complex immigration law
  • Innovative in his approach
  • Migrant himself from Ireland
  • Got his visa granted in 2 days

Richard and his partner founded Timpson Immigration Lawyers. The company specialises solely in immigration law, focusing more on complex immigration law cases.

Richard’s expertise and commitment are extremely well respected in the industry. In addition to running his own legal firm, he also helps advise other legal firms and migration agents on complex immigration matters.

Meet the rest of the team.