The Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner has introduced a new appeal process and it is possible to seek review a refused travel waiver exemption application.
If the ABF refuse your request for a travel exemption, you can apply to the Department for a review. You should apply for the review within 21 calendar days of the refusal notification.
A senior officer with no involvement in the initial decision will conduct the internal reviews. They will re-consider all information that was available to the original decision maker. They will also review the decision according to current policy and guidelines.
The ABF says that it will aim to give you our decision and the reasons for it within 15 business days of receiving your review request.
Nevett Ford Lawyers can assist with all travel waiver exemption applications and requests for review.
You can submit a review if:
- you have new information to support your request
- your circumstances have changed, or
- Government policy has changed.
The ABF says that it will consider all requests on their merits and that it will approve requests if they meet current policy and have enough evidence.
If you have any questions about your eligibility for a travel exemption or meeting Australia’s entry requirements, do not hesitate to contact our team.