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Unsuccessful appeal to the MRT regarding the refusal for a 485 visa

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My appeal to the MRT regarding the refusal for a 485 visa was unsuccessful. I intend to appeal for ministerial intervention, as my current bridging visas ceases on 10th August 2016, I would like to know the specific visa or bridging visa for the ministerial intervention process?

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Dear J.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to assist you on the matter.

It is important to maintain your status as a lawful non-citizen while you finalize your immigration matters in Australia.

If you intent to apply for ministerial intervention, than you must apply for Bridging Visa E which will keep you lawful while your matter is dealt with.

I have also gone through the decision record that you have attached and would like to advice you that from the information which I could gather, I do not really see a very strong chance of you being successful in ministerial appeal.

You must understand that your visa was initially refused because you did not fulfill a requirement of visa grant of having met English requirements which is a requirement by law according to the Migration Act.

I strongly advice you to seek professional help from a Registered Migration Agent to review your situation as there may be other more suitable avenues available to you with much more quick, positive, beneficial and favorable outcome for you.

Thank you for using Ask an Agent. If you need further services from myself or a registered migration agent, please contact Amy at or visit - and don’t forget to mention your Question ID so that I can keep providing immigration services to you.