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 specialist in the area of visa application reviews. 

At Timpson Immigration Lawyers, we help clients all over the world with their visa issues and have helped countless people through these stressful times to get to 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 visas. 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 to take the necessary steps to lodge your appeal.

Strict time limits that apply, and if you miss your window you lose your right to have the decision reviewed and there is no recourse.You need to speak to a professional as soon as possible who is experienced in the specific area of visa refusals, as an appeal to 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 specialists now to find out where you stand

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Timpson Immigration lawyers are experts in this area, specifically specialising in visa refusals and cancellations.


  • We specialise in visa refusal cases and have in-depth knowledge of the AAT systems and processes
  • Over 10 years of experience presenting visa cases for favourable reconsideration
  • We lodge urgent appeals fast and take the stress out of the process for you
  • We take each case personally as we know how important these cases are to your life
  • Our single goal is to get you that YES


A refusal is something that everyone dreads receiving, but if you act quickly and choose the right representative, it does not have to mean the end.


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+ 61 7 3166 9100 (International)

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If I knew then what I know now I would 100% go through Timpson Immigration.

I couldn’t have done it on my own or with another agency that didn’t know the system as intimately, especially for when difficulties arise, and they will!

Scott Turner 



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.



Richard Timpson –  Director & Principal Lawyer

“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.

Richard is a qualified as a solicitor in 1999 in the Republic of Ireland. He 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
  • His visa was granted in 2 days

Richard and his partner founded Timpson Immigration Lawyers. The company specialise 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 helps to advise other legal firms and migration agents on complex immigration matters.

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