Is there a time limit for applying?

Yes. There are very strict time limits. The time limit to lodge an application for review varies depending on the type of decision and whether you are in immigration detention.

You can check the Department of Home Affairs decision letter to find out what the time limit is.

How do we calculate the time period to lodge an application?

The first day of the time period for lodging an application is the day on which you are taken to have been notified of the decision. This means that the time period ends on the prescribed number of days after the day on which you are taken to have been notified the decision.


What can I do if the time limit has expired?

The AAT has no power to extend the time limit to lodge an application for review.