The Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) specify which decisions we can review, who may seek review of a decision, how an application for review must be made, the time limits within which applications for review must be lodged, and whether an application fee is payable. The rules vary depending on the type of matter.
We cannot accept an application for review lodged outside the relevant time limit or which has been lodged by a person who is not entitled to apply for review. Depending on the decision under review, the person applying for review must be the visa applicant, the former visa holder, the sponsor or a close relative.
Application forms

Our application forms contain detailed information about applying for a review, including lodging an application for review, fees, using a representative and the time limits.

A separate application form must be used, depending on the type of review being applied for:

  • Form M1 - Migration review application form for persons not in immigration detention and for organisations
  • Form M2 - Migration review application form for persons in immigration detention
  • Form R1 - Refugee review application form.

Alternatively you can Apply Online.