AAT Bulletin Issue # 25 – 24 June 2019

The latest AAT Bulletin contains references to citizenship & migration review decisions

The latest AAT Bulletin contains references to the following citizenship and migration review decisions:


Nfaiel and Minister for Home Affairs (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 1337 (21 June 2019); Senior Member K Raif

CITIZENSHIP – application for Australian Citizenship by conferral – refusal of citizenship – humanitarian visa – applicant has limited understanding of English language – illiteracy in Arabic – applicant suffers from PTSD and MDD – whether the applicant has permanent or enduring physical or mental incapacity – whether not capable of understanding the nature of the application – whether not capable of demonstrating a basic knowledge of English language – whether not capable of demonstrating an adequate knowledge of Australia and of the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship – decision set aside and remitted


Mence and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2019] AATA 1309 (14 June 2019); T Eteuati, Member

MIGRATION – mandatory cancellation of visa on character grounds under s 501(3A) – Applicant failed to pass the character test – whether there is another reason to revoke the mandatory cancellation of the Applicant’s visa – considerations in Direction 79 – decision under review affirmed

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au